A hyperspectral imager on the International Space Station developed by the U.S. Navy to test littoral-warfare support from space is finding new life as an academic tool under NASA management. Mounted on the Exposed Facility of Japan’s Kibo module, the Hyperspectral Imager for Coastal Oceans (HICO) continues to return at least one image a day of near-shore waters with unprecedented spectral and spatial resolution. But a streamlined process for tasking the sensor and reaping its results ...

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