Teledyne Brown Engineering operates the DLR (German Aerospace Center) Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS). DESIS is a push broom, hyperspectral sensor currently installed on the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) platform on the International Space Station. DESIS has the capability of recording hyperspectral image data using 235 closely arranged channels spanning visual to infrared wavelengths (between 400 and 1,000 nanometers) with a spatial resolution of 30 m while the space station is in an orbital altitude of 400 km.
All members of the U.S. Government have access to DESIS data and imagery for scientific use.
Requesting DESIS data:
- Contact CSDA and provide a name, email address, and other pertinent information (grant number, contract number, etc.) for data access approval and accept Teledyne Brown Engineering’s EULA
- After acceptance, you will receive instructions from Teledyne Brown Engineering for creating an account on its TCloudHost
- You can then search and request your specific area of interest (AOI) using the TCloudHost portal for both catalog and tasking orders
- You will receive a data download URL via email when your request is ready
Requests for Specific Data Capture
U.S. Government-funded researchers can submit requests for DESIS imagery to be captured on-demand for specific dates and locations. Requests can be submitted through TCloudHost’s tasking interface. CSDA will review the request and Teledyne Brown Engineering will process approved requests. Users will be notified once the tasking data are available to download. For more information, visit the TCloud Help Center.
DESIS Overpass/Revisit Opportunities for Area of Interest
Please see the MUSES-DESIS World-Wide Assessment Chart (PDF) for more information.
Data products and derivatives must contain copyright markings as specified below, where YYYY is the year of the image acquisition.
- For DESIS data: “© Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., YYYY. All Rights Reserved.”
- For derivatives: "Includes copyrighted material of Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., All Rights Reserved.”
- A joint copyright notice may be used as appropriate
Authorized users should send Teledyne Brown Engineering a courtesy copy of any publications that include the downloaded data.
To help us identify your publications, we request that when you publish using these data, please include the following acknowledgment:
"This work utilized data made available through the NASA Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program."