European Facility For Airborne Research Jan. 22, 2020, 23:31
APEX is an airborne (dispersive push broom) imaging spectrometer developed by a Swiss-Belgian consortium on behalf of ESA. It is intended as a simulator and a calibration and validation device for future spaceborne hyperspectral imagers. Furthermore, APEX is an advanced scientific instrument for the European remote sensing community, recording hyperspectral data in approximately 300 bands in the wavelength range between 350 nm and 2500 nm and at a spatial ground resolution of 2 m to 5 m.
APEX will be available to the user community form early 2009 onwards.
APEX disposes of its own Processing an Archiving Facility.
At VITO, meeting rooms are available for preparatory and post-flight meetings.
VITO also offers equipment that can be rented for ground and validation measurements in support of flight campaigns.
|Instruments contact||BOMANS Bart|
|Calibration facilities contact||N/A|
This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609