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PRISMA (Hyperspectral Precursor of the Application Mission) is an Earth Observation system with innovative, electro-optical instrumentation that combine a hyperspectral sensor with a medium-resolution panchromatic camera.

The advantages of this combination are that in addition to the usual capability of observation based on recognising the geometric characteristics of the scene there are hyperspectral sensors which determine the chemical-physical composition of the objects present on the scene.

This offers the scientific community and users many applications in the field of environmental monitoring, resource management, crop classification, pollution control and other things. In addition, there may be other applications in the field of National Security.

PRISMA takes advantage of previous investments made by ASI in the field of "small missions" (for example, AGILE), hyperspectral payloads (for example, Hypseo, JHM), satellite platforms (MITA/PRIMA) and receiving and remote sensing data processing centres (COSMO-SkyMed and CNM) that have given the opportunity to national industries to acquire competences and develop/consolidate vitally important products.

https://www.asi.it/en/flash/observing-earth/prisma

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Webpage: http://prisma-i.it/index.php/en/

Payload: http://www.leonardocompany.com/en/-/prisma-1

Launch date: http://prisma-i.it/index.php/en/news/program2/128-prisma-launch-date

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Satellite launch is scheduled for 8 March 2019 22:50 local time (9 March 01.50 UTC).
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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - December, 2018
« Reply #1 on: 09/26/2018 11:29 pm »
VV13 flight is scheduled for the end of November. And the payload won't be Prisma.

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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - December, 2018
« Reply #2 on: 09/27/2018 12:04 am »
VV13 flight is scheduled for the end of November. And the payload won't be Prisma.
Sources please.

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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #3 on: 09/27/2018 08:21 am »
some messages (or rumors ?) says: Mohammed VI-B (moroccan spy-satellite) would fly in Nov. 2018. (that would be VV13)

and PRISMA:
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PRISMA Satellite launch date scheduled on February 2019.
http://prisma-i.it/index.php/en/news/program2/128-prisma-launch-date
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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #4 on: 09/27/2018 11:55 am »
some messages (or rumors ?) says: Mohammed VI-B (moroccan spy-satellite) would fly in Nov. 2018. (that would be VV13)

and PRISMA:
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PRISMA Satellite launch date scheduled on February 2019.
http://prisma-i.it/index.php/en/news/program2/128-prisma-launch-date

It is better to wait to have a reliable source.

https://spacewatch.global/2018/09/moroccos-mohammed-vi-b-earth-observation-satellite-due-to-be-launched-by-arianespace-in-november-2018/

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Moroccan media is reporting that the North African country’s second high-resolution Earth observation satellite, the Mohammed VI-B, is due to be launched on an Arianespace launch vehicle from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana in November 2018 on either the Vega or Soyuz ST-A Fregat-M satellite launch vehicles.

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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #5 on: 09/27/2018 02:18 pm »
It's just like last year when Aeolus was to have flown on VV-11 until the first Mohammed VI satellite was secretly manifested, causing Aeolus to slip into the following year.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #6 on: 09/29/2018 03:58 am »
http://northafricapost.com/25552-morocco-to-foster-earth-observation-capabilities-with-second-satellite.html

PRISMA will possibly fly on VV-14, now that Mohammed VI B is manifested for this mission.
« Last Edit: 09/29/2018 03:59 am by ZachS09 »
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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February 2019
« Reply #7 on: 10/30/2018 03:08 am »
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Cross-post; update from SFN launch schedule page, updated October 25:

PRISMA launch designated VV14.

Planned launches:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2019
December 2018  February - PRISMA (Precursore Iperspettrale della Missione Applicativa) - Vega (VV14) - Kourou ZLV

Changes on September 27th
Changes on October 29th
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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #8 on: 12/21/2018 06:51 pm »
rumor: launch of PRISMA in March 2019  :-\

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #9 on: 12/21/2018 07:17 pm »
rumor: launch of PRISMA in March 2019  :-\
Source?
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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #11 on: 12/21/2018 09:53 pm »
We need an Italian :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQPSHbjgXic&feature=youtu.be&t=645

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Prisma's launch in March.

Which is consistent with the start of the campaign mid January

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #12 on: 12/21/2018 10:10 pm »
Thanks !  :)

But not so good. This will be tight with 5 Vega / Vega-C starts in 2019.  :-\

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #13 on: 12/21/2018 11:50 pm »
Don't forget the second P120C test firing at BEAP. It's very likely Regulus will improve there annual production record in 2019.

AFAIK with the new P120C facilities, P80 (P88) can be tested off pad. This has reduced the launcher build-up schedule by a month. So the new schedule is ~ one month.

What has caused the VV-14 PRISMA launch to be delayed?
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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #14 on: 12/22/2018 11:52 am »
I think:
So far, the Vega campaigns have taken 7 weeks. I do not know how far that can shorten.
An SSMS-mission launch for the first time. The gap to Ariane or Soyuz launches, 2 weeks or 3.
I think a Vega launch every 2 months is optimistic.
No Soyuz launches scheduled between April and October, that's good for the Vega.
The last quarter could be full, 2 Soyuz launches,
some heavy payloads for the Ariane could only then be ready.
And the maiden flight of the Vega-C might need more preparation time.
So if Vega VV17 launch in September, yes 5 launches, otherwise not.

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #15 on: 12/22/2018 06:44 pm »
P120-QM is planned for mid January currently
VV14 Spacecraft arrival is planned for the second week of January currently

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - 01:50 UTC March 9, 2019
« Reply #16 on: 01/10/2019 04:29 am »
Updated VV14 launch date and time from SFN Launch Schedule, updated January 9:
0150:35 UTC, March 9 = 10:50:35 p.m. GFT, March 8 (local time)
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Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - March 9 (01:50 UTC), 2019
« Reply #17 on: 01/14/2019 06:44 pm »
PRISMA has arrived in Kourou  :)



https://www.asi.it/it/news/prisma-arriva-in-guyana-francese

Google translate, can not find an english message

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PRISMA arrives in French Guiana
Satellite environmental tests have been successfully completed
of Web editorial staff
Friday 11 January 2019

The satellite of the PRISMA mission (HyperSpectral PRecursor of the Application Mission), after successfully passing all the environmental tests carried out in Toulouse and having received the authorization for shipping to the launch base, arrived today, 11 January 2019, in French Guiana .

Located at the base of the Center Spatial Guyanais, PRISMA is preparing to face the launch campaign with the European carrier VEGA with a scheduled flight on the night between 8 and 9 March 2019. The VEGA is a launcher born in Italy and developed by 'ESA for in orbit of satellites up to 2500 kg which has shown excellent performance and reliability.

PRISMA is a hyperspectral satellite, able to observe from optical to near infrared, and is the first of its kind for Earth Observation.

Great satisfaction was expressed by Roberto Formaro, head of the Technology and Engineering Unit who managed the program, for the joint work of the temporary grouping of companies formed by OHB Italy - agent - and LEONARDO S.p.A. - principal.

Francesco Longo, responsible for the Program, thanking all the staff involved for their efforts, recalled the importance of this mission which will be able to make a highly innovative contribution to the observation of the Earth for the study of natural resources and the main environmental processes.
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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - March 9 (01:50 UTC), 2019
« Reply #18 on: 01/15/2019 05:07 am »
Some pics of the arrival of Prisma in French Gyuana, posted by Stéphane Israël on Twitter.

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - March 9 (01:50 UTC), 2019
« Reply #19 on: 01/28/2019 02:10 pm »
January 24, 2019 

Processing begins with PRISMA for Arianespace’s next Vega launch from the Spaceport

Payload preparations have commenced for Arianespace’s first Vega mission in 2019, which will deliver the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) newest Earth observation satellite to Sun-synchronous orbit in March.

Built by OHB Italia as system prime contractor, PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) was transported to French Guiana aboard a chartered 747 cargo aircraft – touching down at Félix Eboué Airport earlier this month, then travelling by road to the Spaceport to begin processing.

Supporting the scientific community

PRISMA – which will weigh approximately 900 kg. at liftoff – is fitted with an innovative electro-optical instrument combining a hyperspectral sensor with a medium-resolution panchromatic camera.

This type of combined instrument offers the advantages of conventional observation (based on the recognition of geometric characteristics of a scene) coupled with the ability to determine the chemical and physical characteristics of the objects present in the scene, using the hyperspectral sensor.

The scientific community and other users will be able to employ these capabilities for a wide range of applications, including – but not limited to – environmental monitoring, resource management, identification and classification of crops, and the efforts to limit pollution.

A fast-paced 2019 for Arianespace

The March mission with PRISMA is designated Flight VV14, signifying the 14th launch of the lightweight Vega – which joins Arianespace’s medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5 in a complete launch vehicle family to orbit commercial, governmental, institutional, scientific and experimental payloads.

The company’s fast-paced operational schedule in 2019 will include up to 12 missions using the three highly-capable launchers. Arianespace’s first mission in 2019 – Ariane 5 Flight VA247, carrying Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 and GSAT-31 – is scheduled for a February 5 liftoff from the Spaceport.

http://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/vv14-prisma-preparations/

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - March 9 (01:50 UTC), 2019
« Reply #20 on: 02/10/2019 01:27 pm »
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PRISMA Promises Revolution in Earth Observation, Environmental Monitoring
January 31, 2019 Doug Messier

The Italian Space Agency satellite will observe the Earth using a hyperspectral optical sensor, which can open up new scenarios for the control of the environmental processes of our planet

ROME (Leonardo PR) — We are getting closer to the launch of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) mission PRISMA (Hyperspectral Precursor and Application Mission). The satellite will lift off from the European spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana the night between 8 and 9 March, aboard a VEGA rocket.

From its orbit, at about 620 kilometers of altitude, PRISMA will observe the Earth on a global scale with different eyes, being equipped with an innovative electro-optical instrumentation. The Italian satellite will look at the planet with the most powerful operative hyperspectral instrument in the world, able to work in numerous, narrow and contiguous bands arranged from the visible to the near infrared (VNIR, Visible and Near InfraRed) and up to the infrared shortwave ( SWIR, Short Wave InfraRed).

PRISMA is a program funded by ASI and represents a global excellence, which highlights the capabilities of Italy to provide a “turn-key” space system, from planning to implementation, from launching to ground data management. PRISMA was developed by a Temporary Joint Venture of companies, led by OHB Italy, responsible for the mission and management of the three main segments (land, flight and launch), and Leonardo, which built the electro-optical instrumentation. The launch will take place aboard the ESA’s launcher designed and conceived in Italy: VEGA produced by AVIO. Telespazio set up the mission control center, while data acquisition and processing will take place at the Matera Space Centre.

The mission will be able to offer an unprecedented contribution to the observation of natural resources from space and to the study of main environmental processes (e.g. interactions between the atmosphere, the biosphere and the hydrosphere, observation of environmental and climate changes on a global level; aftermath of anthropic activities on ecosystems). Regarding the fields of application, PRISMA will be able to provide valuable information to support prevention of natural hazards (such as hydrogeological) and anthropic (including soil pollution), monitoring of cultural heritage, aid actions to humanitarian crises, agricultural activities and exploitation of mineral resources.

Unlike the passive satellite sensors currently operating, which record the solar radiation reflected by our planet in a limited number of spectral bands (typically a dozen at most) PRISMA would be able, thanks to the instrumentation on board, to acquire 240 bands (239 spectral bands and the panchromatic channel). This will allow to refine our knowledge concerning natural resources and environmental processes in progress, such as the phenomena linked to climate change.

PRISMA represents the perfect synthesis of an industrial system, of research and complete planning. An industrial team composed of:

OHB Italy is responsible for managing the entire program and mission, system engineering, design, platform development and integration and all satellite validation activities. The satellite has been integrated at the OHB Italy facilities in Tortona, Alessandria.

Leonardo has designed and built in Campi Bisenzio (near Florence) PRISMA’s electro-optical payload, which includes, in addition to a color camera, the world’s most powerful hyperspectral instrument currently operating for Earth observation. Also from Campi Bisenzio comes the star tracker that will allow the satellite to navigate in space, while in Nerviano (near Milan) Leonardo has realized PRISMA’s solar panels and power supply unit.

Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%) has realized the Ground Segment – which comprehends the mission control center at Fucino (L’Aquila) and the data acquisition and processing center in Matera – and will manage LEOP (Launch and Early Orbit Phase) and in-orbit test activities. Finally, Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) has implemented the data transmission system on board the satellite.

VEGA will be the ESA launcher that will bring PRISMA into orbit. It will be launch number 14 for the vector made by AVIO, a company international group leader in the field of space launchers, in propulsion and space transport. AVIO is the prime contractor for Vega, the space launcher designed to carry satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO-Low Earth Orbit), which has allowed Italy to have direct access to space. AVIO manages VEGA’s industrial supply chain, which includes companies from seven different European countries. VEGA is developed and manufactured for 65% in Italy, while the remaining 35% of production activities are spread among Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and France.

http://www.parabolicarc.com/2019/01/31/prisma/

I think this "Revolution in Earth Observation"  will find different uses soon.
Or the technology is already used in some special satellites. We just do not know.

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - March 9 (01:50 UTC), 2019
« Reply #21 on: 02/14/2019 09:08 pm »
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The Italian Space Agency’s PRISMA Earth observation satellite is “fit” for its Arianespace Vega launch

The PRISMA satellite on Arianespace’s upcoming Vega mission has completed a key step in its pre-launch checkout process, which will enable this Italian Earth observation platform to be orbited in mid-March from French Guiana.

PRISMA is positioned for the fit-check on its adapter hardware for the Vega launcher during activity at the Spaceport.

During activity in the Spaceport’s payload processing facilities, PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) underwent its successful fit-check – a milestone in the preparation campaign that validated this spacecraft’s compatibility with the adapter that is to serve as the payload interface with Vega.

The mission with PRISMA is designated Flight VV14, signifying the 14th launch of the lightweight Vega vehicle – which joins Arianespace’s medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5 in operations from French Guiana for a complete launcher family to orbit commercial, governmental, institutional, scientific and experimental payloads.

A wide range of applications for PRISMA

PRISMA – which will be operated by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) – was built by OHB Italia on a dedicated platform hosting the payload supplied by Leonardo Airborne and Space Systems. It is fitted with an innovative electro-optical instrument combining a hyperspectral sensor with a medium-resolution panchromatic camera.

This type of combined instrument offers the advantages of conventional observation (based on the recognition of geometric characteristics of a scene) coupled with the ability to determine the chemical and physical characteristics of the objects present in the scene, using the hyperspectral sensor.

The scientific community and other users will be able to employ these capabilities for a wide range of applications, including – but not limited to – environmental monitoring, resource management, identification and classification of crops, and the efforts to limit pollution.


Source: http://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/vv14-prisma-fit-check/

Launch VV14 "mid-March",
Possibly a small launch delay due to the problems with Soyuz VS21.
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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - March 9 (01:50 UTC), 2019
« Reply #22 on: 02/15/2019 09:59 pm »
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Launch VV14 "mid-March",
Possibly a small launch delay due to the problems with Soyuz VS21

It will most likely be between the 13th and the 15th.

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - March 15 (01:50 UTC), 2019
« Reply #23 on: 02/16/2019 06:44 pm »
now officially:
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PRISMA is currently in Kourou for launch campaign. Environmental tests have been successfully performed in Tolouse, completing system qualification.

Satellite launch is scheduled for 14 March 2019 22:50 local time (15 March 01.50 UTC).

source: http://www.prisma-i.it/index.php/en/116-news/program/128-prisma-launch-date
« Last Edit: 02/16/2019 07:12 pm by GWR64 »

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