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EO-1 Firsts  

see the associated EO-1 Validation Report, Part 9 - EO-1 Firsts, MsWord

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Questions and comments related to this document should be directed to:

Michael Flick
EO-1 Technology Transfer Manager
EO-1 Mission Office
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: 301-286-8146
Fax: 301-286-1736
E-Mail: Michael Flick

Hyperion Science Validation

When considering the large number of accomplishments resulting from the EO-1 mission, a sizable number can be classed as "firsts". Listed below are those "firsts" that are considered most significant for Hyperion Science Validation.

First to:

  1. Acquire hyperspectral observations of the Earth with Landsat spatial resolution (30 m) and
    AVIRIS spectral resolution (10 nm) over the entire Landsat reflective range.
  2. Accurately map and characterize temperature distributions of active lava flows and forest fire "hot
    spots" from space.
  3. Track re-growth in partially logged Amazon forests and reliably estimate Amazon forest drought
  4. Demonstrate that spaceborne hyperspectral sensors can identify and map vegetation species
    (including invasive species), canopy nitrogen concentrations, and minerals.
  5. Map several fire fuel classes from space at very high accuracies, including senesced grass, soil,
    and chamise.
  6. Separate total carbon into living biomass, dead biomass, and soil background with high accuracy.

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