THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments, Measurements and Datasets
CEOS MISSIONS, INSTRUMENTS, MEASUREMENTS and DATASETS
The CEOS Database is updated annually based on a survey of CEOS member space agencies and has a number of applications.
  • Information sharing in support of the coordination of future Earth observation mission, instrument and measurements plans.
  • Earth observation measurement gap analysis - including that performed by the CEOS Systems Engineering Office (SEO).
  • A connection between the Earth observation user community and satellite-operating agencies of CEOS.
  • Generation of content for the print edition of The Earth Observation Handbook.
The CEOS Database is updated annualy (usually October/November). It is the only official consolidated statement of the programmes and plans of CEOS agencies. Contents are provided by CEOS agencies, and while best efforts are made to keep the database up to date, information from individual agencies supersedes information presented here.

The database currently features details of 317 Earth observing satellite missions and 869 instruments (418 distinct instruments, some being repeats), which are currently operating or planned for launch in the next 15 years - funded and operated by around 30 CEOS space agencies worldwide.
Missions Instruments (Distinct)
Operating:
Approved:
Planned:
Considered:
182
60
58
17
Operating:
Prototype:
Being developed:
Approved:
Proposed:
657 (296)
3 (2)
80 (49)
55 (29)
74 (42)
The last update was completed in October 2019.
Agencies
Agency table with links to agency summary pages.
Missions
Table Searchable mission table with links to mission and instrument summary pages.
Index An alphebetical list with links to mission summary pages.
Instruments
Table Searchable instrument table with links to instrument and mission summary pages.
Index An alphebetical list with links to instrument summary pages.
Measurements
Overview An overview of the measurement categories and detailed measurements indexed in the database.
Timelines Customizable measurement timelines with links to mission summary pages.
Datasets
Activity Checkout datasets and recent data releases and activity.
Climate
Overview An overview of satellite contributions to climate monitoring in support of GCOS.
Index An index of GCOS Essential Climate Variables linked to actions, status, and satellite measurements.
Links
EO Handbook Status and plans for Earth observation satellite programmes.
eoPortal The eoPortal aims to open the door to the world of Earth Observation resources.
COVE Satellite coverage visualisation.
GCOS Essential Climate Variables (ECVs).
CEOS Coordination of civil space-borne observations of the Earth.
CelesTrak SATCAT Launch information and orbital tracking.
UCS Satellite Database In-depth details on the satellites currently orbiting Earth from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
OSCAR/Satellite Details of environmental satellite missions, instruments and other related information from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
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