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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

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 Operations.

First to:
  1. Reduce cost of imagery 10-fold in the first 18 months of operation.
  2. Generate a comprehensive space-borne hyperspectral imagery archive.
  3. Implement an on-board cloud detection algorithm.
  4. Demonstrate use of onboard autonomy and autonomous ground coordination to enable sensor web capabilities.
  5. Experiment with adaptive algorithms coupled to a low cost ground-based scanning antenna array to dramatically lower the cost of communicating with low earth orbiting satellites.
  6. Use onboard feature detection to autonomously modify onboard imagery tasking decisions.

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