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Payload 13 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2013 - 13

Arizona State University
Payload Title:

Chlorophyll Analysis Related to Ozone (CARO)

Student Leader:
  • Lori Prause
  • School of Earth and Space Exploration
  • 8441 W Foothill Dr.
  • Peoria,AZ 85383
  • Email:loriprause@gmail.com
Faculty Advisor:
  • Srikanth Saripalli
  • School of Earth and Space Exploration
  • P.O. Box 876004
  • Tempe, AZ 85287
  • Email:Srikanth.Saripalli@asu.edu
  • Fax:480-965­8102
Payload class:
Payload ID Number:
2.5 kg
130 mA
Serial Commands:
Discrete Commands:
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/21/2013
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/02/2013
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/26/2013
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/13/2013
The C.A.R.O. project is designed to photograph vegetation from 36 kilometers in with a visible light camera to determine basic structures and vegetation types, and NIR to assess plant health by the chlorophyll reflectance. It is known that ozone in the stratosphere prevents an excess of harmful UV rays from hitting life on the ground. When ozone is depleted, harmful radiation can negatively affect plant life. Plant health will be evaluated by separating four basic eco-regions and comparing each region type to other areas of the same type in order to draw parallels to the ozone levels. The C.A.R.O. team expects to show a relationship between poor plant health and ozone depletion.
Payload Application:

Payload Integration Plan:

Science Report: