First Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats

Program Chairs: Philip E. Ardanuy , INNOVIM ; Robert Bauer , NASA/Earth Science Technology Office ; Michael Johnson , NASA ; Larry Kepko , GSFC ; Carl Schueler , Orbital Sciences Corporation

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

8:45 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Joint Session 5
Advances in CubeSats and SmallSats to Improve Earth Science, Weather Forecasting, Space Weather Prediction, Hydrology Studies, or Climate Monitoring—Part I
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the First Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats )
Cochairs: Robert Bauer, NASA/Earth Science Technology Office; Margaret Caulfield
9:00 AM
J5.2
High-Resolution Tomography of Upper Tropospheric and Lower Stratospheric Water Vapor with Spaceborne Active Microwave Limb Sounding
Nathaniel Livesey, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and W. G. Read, A. J. Tang, G. Chattopadhyay, T. Reck, R. Stachnik, R. Jarnot, M. L. Santee, J. Kocz, C. Felten, J. Kooi, and S. Padmanabhan

9:15 AM
J5.3
RainCube, A Ka-band Precipitation Radar in a 6U CubeSat
Shivani S Joshi, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. Peral, S. Tanelli, J. Sauder, N. Chahat, D. Price, and S. Statham
9:30 AM
J5.4
Enabling Global Observations of Clouds and Precipitation at Fine Spatiotemporal Scales from 6U-Class SmallSat Constellations: Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Technology Demonstration (TEMPEST-D)
Steven C. Reising, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and T. C. Gaier, S. Padmanabhan, C. D. Kummerow, B. H. Lim, C. Heneghan, V. Chandrasekar, W. Berg, S. T. Brown, J. Carvo, and M. Pallas

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Joint Session 10
Advances in CubeSats and SmallSats to Improve Earth Science, Weather Forecasting, Space Weather Prediction, Hydrology Studies, or Climate Monitoring—Part II
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the First Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats )
Cochairs: Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis Affiliate; Eric Fetzer, JPL/California Institute of Technology
11:30 AM
J10.5
Enabling Observations of Ice Cloud Particle Size and Humidity Profiles in the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere from the Tropospheric Water and Cloud ICE (TWICE) Millimeter and Sub-millimeter Wavelength Radiometer Instrument for 6U-Class Satellites
Steven C. Reising, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and P. Kangaslahti, E. Schlecht, J. Jiang, X. Bosch-Lluis, M. Ogut, Y. Goncharenko, B. Kilmer, R. Cofield, S. Padmanabhan, N. Chahat, S. T. Brown, W. Deal, A. Zamora, K. Leong, S. Shih, and G. Mei

11:45 AM
J10.6

8:00 PM-10:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Ryan Symposium Reception
Location: The Reverbery at the Hilton (Austin, Texas)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Joint Session 23
Observing System Concepts
Location: Room 9AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the First Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats; and the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography )
Chair: Carl Schueler, Orbital Sciences Corporation
8:30 AM
J23.1
RAVAN CubeSat Results: Technologies and Science Demonstrated on Orbit
William H. Swartz, APL, Laurel, MD; and S. R. Lorentz, P. M. Huang, A. W. Smith, Y. Yu, S. M. Reilly, N. M. Reilly, E. L. Reynolds, J. Carvo, and D. L. Wu

9:00 AM
J23.3
The CubeSat Radiometer Radio Frequency Interference Technology Validation (CUBERRT) Mission
Sidharth Misra, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and C. Ball, J. T. Johnson, C. C. Chen, A. O'Brien, G. Smith, C. McKelvey, M. Andrews, L. Garry, R. Bendig, C. Felten, S. T. Brown, R. Jarnot, J. Kocz, D. Bradley, P. Mohammed, J. Lucey, K. Horgan, M. Fritts, Q. Bonds, C. Duran-Aviles, M. Solly, J. R. Piepmeier, D. Laczkowski, M. Pallas, and E. Krauss

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Coffee . Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Joint Session 29
Enabling Technologies and Their Maturation
Location: Room 9AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the First Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats; and the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography )
Chair: John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS
10:30 AM
J29.1
Assessments of CubeSat MicroMas-2 and CIRAS Impacts on NWP through Global OSSE
Narges Shahroudi, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and Y. Zhou, T. Zhu, S. A. Boukabara, K. Ide, R. N. Hoffman, and R. Atlas

10:45 AM
J29.2
Leveraging CubeSat Technology to Address Nighttime Imagery Requirements over the Arctic
John J. Pereira, NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Mamula, M. Caulfield, F. W. Gallagher III, D. Spencer, E. Petrescu, J. Ostroy, D. W. Pack, and A. LaRosa

11:00 AM
J29.3
11:15 AM
J29.4
11:30 AM
J29.5

1:30 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Joint Session 32
Earth Observing SmallSats: The New Normal
Location: Room 9AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the First Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats; and the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography )
Chair: Philip E. Ardanuy, INNOVIM
2:00 PM
J32.2
The NASA TROPICS CubeSat Constellation Observatory
William J. Blackwell, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and S. A. Braun, R. Bennartz, C. S. Velden, M. DeMaria, R. Atlas, J. P. Dunion, F. D. Marks Jr., R. Rogers, and B. Annane

2:30 PM
J32.3
HawkEye Ocean Color Instrument—Performance Summary (Invited Presentation)
Alan Holmes, Cloudland Instrument, LLC, Goleta, CA; and J. M. Morrison, G. Feldman, and F. Patt

3:30 PM
J32.5
Small Satellites: New Normal? (Invited Presentation)
Carl Schueler, Schueler Consulting, Santa Barbara, CA; and P. E. Ardanuy

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Lunch Break