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CASIS re-issues ISS remote sensing request for proposal

US: The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organisation managing research aboard the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory, has re-issued a solicitation for proposals in the field of remote sensing.

This solicitation seeks proposals focused on terrestrial benefit via earth observations, atmospheric science, planetary science or remote sensing of space. CASIS aims to both increase utilisation of existing ISS hardware and to promote use of the station as a testbed for developing and improving new instrumentation.

The National Lab provides a premier vantage point from which to conduct studies of earth. Its specific location in low earth orbit make this platform advantageous; it covers 90% of earth’s population, and imagery captured from station has improved spatial resolution and variable lighting when compared with many traditional Earth observation platforms. The introduction of this improved platform has great implications for the field of remote sensing.

Source: Parabolic Arc