Image acquired by the VENµS satellite, 2018, over the Zin Valley, Negev Desert, Israel
 
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Vegetation and Environmental New Micro Spacecraft (VENμS)
 
Prof. Arnon Karnieli
 
 
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ISA
 
 
 
CNES
 
 
 
CESBIO
 
 
 
 
 
 
Venμs System Components
 
 
 
  • Satellite
 
  • Bus -based on IAI/MBT-SPACE platform
  • Supper-spectral camera –El-Op (CNES responsibility)
  • Hall Effect Thrusters (IHET) -RAFAEL
 
  • S-Band Station –MBT-SPACE
  • Technological Mission Center -RAFAEL
  • Launch Vehicle -CNES.
  • Ground Receiving Station at KIRUNA -CNES.
  • International Scientific Center -CNES
  • Israeli Scientific Center -BGU
 
 
 
Payload
 
 
 
Payload
 
 
 
Band Setting
 
 
 
Band Setting
 
 
 
Band Location
 
 
 
Band Location
 
 
 
Band Location
 
 
 
Band Location
 
 
 
Scientific Applications
 
 
 
Scientific Applications
 
 
 
Scientific Applications
 
 
 
Scientific Applications
 
 
 
Primary Vegetation Indices
 
 
 
Primary Vegetation Indices
 
 
 
The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
 
 
 
The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
 
 
 
Assessing Vegetation Stress
 
 
 
Assessing Vegetation Stress
 
 
 
NDVI
 
 
 
NDVI
 
 
 
Advanced Vegetation Indices
 
 
 
Advanced Vegetation Indices
 
 
 
Advanced Vegetation Indices
 
 
 
Advanced Vegetation Indices
 
 
 
Leaf Area Index
 
 
 
Leaf Area Index
 
 
 
Fractional Vegetation Cover
 
 
 
Fractional Vegetation Cover
 
 
 
FPAR
 
 
 
FPAR
 
 
 
Red Edge
 
 
 
Red Edge
 
 
 
Red Edge Band Setting
 
 
 
Red Edge Band Setting
 
 
 
Vegetation Senescence
 
 
 
Vegetation Senescence
 
 
 
Red Edge Position
 
 
 
Red Edge Position
 
 
 
Chlorophyll Index
 
 
 
Red Edge Band Setting
 
 
 
Soil Indices
 
 
 
Soil Indices
 
 
 
Water Spectra
 
 
 
Water Spectra
 
 
 
Spectra of Water Constituents
 
 
 
Spectra of Water Constituents
 
 
 
Coastal Zone Applications
 
 
 
Coastal Zone Applications
 
 
 
Inland Water Bodies
 
 
 
Red Edge Band Setting
 
 
 
Sewage Ponds –Oxidation Process
 
 
 
Sewage Ponds –Oxidation Process
 
 
 
Water Vapor Bands
 
 
 
Water Vapor Bands
 
 
 
Water Vapor Assesment
 
 
 
Water Vapor Assesment
 
 
 
Digital Elevation Model
 
 
 
Digital Elevation Model
 
 
 
Focal Plan and Detectors
 
 
 
Focal Plan and Detectors
 
 
 
Focal Plan, Detectors Arrangement
 
 
 
Focal Plan, Detectors Arrangement
 
 
 
Venus DEM
 
 
 
Venus DEM
 
 
 
Temporal Dynamics
 
 
 
Temporal Dynamics
 
 
 
Crop Classification
 
 
 
Digital Elevation Model
 
 
 
Pollution Dispersion –11 –25, June 2001
 
 
 
Pollution Dispersion –11 –25, June 2001
 
 
 
Product Levels
 
 
 
Product Levels
 
 
 
SNR
 
 
 
SNR
 
 
 
Scientific Vs. Technological Missions
 
 
 
Scientific Vs. Technological Missions
 
 
 
VM1 Global Orbits
 
 
 
VM1 Global Orbits
 
 
 
VM1 Global Orbits
 
 
 
VM1 Global Orbits
 
 
 
VM1 Europe and Middle East Coverage
 
 
 
VM1 Europe and Middle East Coverage
 
 
 
Preliminary Location of Scientific Sites
 
 
 
Preliminary Location of Scientific Sites
 
 
 
Overpass and Research Sites in Israel
 
 
 
Overpass and Research Sites in Israel
 
 
 
Tilting Capabilities
 
 
 
Tilting Capabilities
 
 
 
BRDF
 
 
 
BRDF
 
 
 
Forward/backward view
 
 
 
Forward/backward view
 
 
 
Black Spruce Forest
 
 
 
Black Spruce Forest
 
 
 
Soil
 
 
 
SNR
 
 
 
MISR -Along Track View
 
 
 
SNR
 
 
 
Sun Glint
 
 
 
Sun Glint
 
 
 
Study Site Orientation
 
 
 
Study Site Orientation
 
 
 
 
update: 22 May 06
 
 
 
 
Science from above
 
 
 
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