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GLIMR To Fly Onboard NASA Satellite To Measure Ocean, Coastal Ecosystems

Reportedly, Raytheon will construct the GLIMR (Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer) sensor, under an agreement from the UNH (University of New Hampshire). GLIMR is NASA’s picked Earth Venture Instrument-5 examination and will be the space agency’s first hyperspectral imager in GEO (geostationary) orbit. The hyperspectral imaging gathers and processes data from the electromagnetic spectrum counting infrared, visible and ultraviolet light frequencies to form an exceedingly detailed outlook of biological and physical conditions in coastal waters.

The instrument will present high-spatial, high-sensitivity, and high-temporal decree measurements of ocean and coastal ecosystems in the parts of the south-eastern US coastline, Gulf of Mexico, and the Amazon River plume. The decision-makers will utilize the GLIMR data to take action rapidly to manmade and natural coastal water disasters, like harmful oil spills and algae blooms. It will also assist to improve the coastal ecosystem’s resource management and sustainability. Jeff Puschell—Principal Engineering Fellow and GLIMR Instrument Scientist at Raytheon Space Systems—said, “GLIMR will assemble the most colorful sight of biological and physical conditions in coastal waters that can be even seen from GEO.”A hyperspectral imager is vital technology to observe new insights related to changing coastal ecosystems.

Recently, Raytheon was in news as the defense contractor company was in line for $3 Billion deal for Japanese missile interceptors. The U.S. DOS (Department of State) has sanctioned a potential sale to Japan of advanced missile interceptors of worth $3 Billion produced by Raytheon. The planned sale comprises of 73 Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptors at a projected cost of $3.3 Billion, stated a notification to Congress by the U.S. DSCA (Defense Security Cooperation Agency). The SM-3 is the interceptor utilized with Aegis Weapon System of Lockheed Martin for ship-based ABMD (Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense) system.

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