A version of this article appears in the May 19 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. A hyperspectral imager on the International Space Station (ISS) that was developed by the U.S. Navy as an experiment in littoral-warfare support is finding new life as an academic tool under NASA management, and already has drawn some seed money as a pathfinder for commercial Earth observation. Facing Earth in open space on the Japanese Experiment Module’s porchlike Exposed Facility, the ...


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