VIRTIS image

Overview

VIRTIS is an hyperspectral imaging spectrometer in the visible and mid-infrared regions for remote sensing in deep space missions. The VIRTIS instrument is composed by two optical heads, VIRTIS-M (mapper) and VIRTIS-H (high spectral resolution), both passively cooled to 130K to limit background radiation.


VIRTIS-M includes a visible and a single IR (infrared) channel using the same all-reflective optical system, while VIRTIS-F has a single IR channel. The VIR-MS instrument includes a visible and a single infrared (IR) channel. All VIRTIS instruments are using IR detectors cooled to 70K by means of miniature Stirling cycle cryocoolers.

Specifications

Component Type
Special Payload
Form Factor
SmallSat
Vendor
Leonardo
Dry Mass
27.0 kg
Average Power
36.0 W
Heritage
Yes
Status
In Production
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