The DESIS hyperspectral imager, operating on the International Space Station, has been acquiring imagery since October 2018. DESIS is a pushbroom sensor with 235 bands in the visible through near-infrared spectral region and a 30 m ground sample distance. Sensor performance specifications are provided in the table below:


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Color Infrared Image of Marsh Island from DESIS, Oct 29, 2018.  The image shows run off from two distinct location of run off.  This can be compared to seasonal images and wetland reduction along the Louisiana coast.