Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System - CaSSIS

SVT-2B Test in Baikonur

The SVT-2B test in Baikonur is the last switch-on and test prior to launch for CaSSIS. We ran a sequence including ...

... a 30 exposure push-frame in 3 colours with 2 dark areas at 1 ms exposure time and 400 ms repetition frequency (roughly mimicking a typical image acquisition for the prime mission). The sequence executed perfectly. The image below simulates the whole detector and Antoine has put the framelets from an actual exposure into this frame so you can see where on the chip the individual framelets were read from. The large framelets are (bottom to top) PAN, RED, and NIR.