Mountain-top cubesat demonstrator for urban AQ monitoring at sub-hectometer spatial resolution
Mission of the project
To answer the question: What options are there to get better spatial and temporal resolution from space and ground?
For this project, we propose to build a mountaintop cubesat demonstrator overlooking the city of Innsbruck. We claim that in combination with local in-situ and remote sensing measurements and the modelling component, this entire system would meet all the objectives of the project.
The system will serve several purposes:
Demonstrate the capabilities and test the performance of a cubesat prototype
Monitor the AQ in and around Innsbruck at high temporal and spatial resolution
Investigate the question of what is the best possible effective ground resolution that can be obtained with nadir looking remote sensing observations
Assess the options for a high resolution AQ retrieval system combining measurements and model calculation