THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – AGENCY SUMMARY - DLR
Agency Name Full German Aerospace Center CEOS Member yes
Agency Country Germany Agency Website http://www.dlr.de
Agency Mission Timeline click here
Agency Series None.
Current Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
GRACE 17 Mar 2002 Sep 2017 GRACE instrument
TerraSAR-X 15 Jun 2007 Dec 2020 GPSRO (Terra-SAR), X-Band SAR
RapidEye 29 Aug 2008 Aug 2019 MSI
TanDEM-X 21 Jun 2010 Dec 2020 X-Band SAR
Approved Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
EnMAP Jul 2019 Jul 2024 HSI
METOP-SG A1 Jun 2021 Oct 2028 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
MERLIN Dec 2021 Nov 2024 IPDA LIDAR
METOP-SG A2 Jun 2028 Dec 2035 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
METOP-SG A3 Jun 2035 Dec 2042 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Planned Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
DESIS-on-ISS 2017 2019 DESIS
TanDEM-L 2022 2034 L-Band SAR
HRWS SAR 2022 2028 HRWS X-Band Digital Beamforming SAR
Considered Missions
None.
Completed Missions
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
CHAMP 15 Jul 2000 19 Sep 2010 CHAMP GPS Sounder, CHAMP Gravity Package (Accelerometer+GPS), CHAMP Magnetometry Package (1 Scalar + 2 Vector Magnetometer)
BIRD 22 Oct 2001 31 Dec 2005 HSRS, WAOSS-B
Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
GRACE instrumentGRACE, GRACE-FO, GRACE-II
MSIRapidEye
X-Band SARTerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X
Prototype Instruments None.
Instruments Being Developed
InstrumentMission(s)
METimageMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3, Post-EPS
Approved Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
HSIEnMAP
Proposed Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
HRWS X-Band Digital Beamforming SARHRWS SAR
IPDA LIDARMERLIN
L-Band SARTanDEM-L
TBD Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
DESISDESIS-on-ISS
No Longer Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
CHAMP GPS SounderCHAMP
CHAMP Magnetometry Package (1 Scalar + 2 Vector Magnetometer)CHAMP
HSRSBIRD
SCIAMACHYEnvisat
WAOSS-BBIRD
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