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)
TerraSAR-X 15 Jun 2007 Dec 2024 GPSRO (Terra-SAR), X-Band SAR
TanDEM-X 21 Jun 2010 Dec 2026 X-Band SAR
DESIS-on-ISS 29 Jun 2018 Dec 2023 DESIS
EnMAP 01 Apr 2022 20 Sep 2026 HSI
Approved Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
METOP-SG A1 Mar 2024 Sep 2031 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
CO2Image May 2026 May 2029 COSIS
MC-C Mar 2027 Mar 2032 LRI
MERLIN Dec 2027 Dec 2030 IPDA LIDAR
METOP-SG A2 Mar 2031 Sep 2038 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
METOP-SG A3 Mar 2038 Sep 2045 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Planned Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
HRWS SAR 2026 2034 HRWS X-Band Digital Beamforming SAR
Considered Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
TanDEM-L 2024 2036 L-Band SAR
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
GRACE 17 Mar 2002 27 Oct 2017 GRACE instrument
RapidEye 29 Aug 2008 30 Apr 2020 MSI
FireBIRD 1 (TET-1) 22 Jul 2012 30 Sep 2019 HSRS (FireBIRD 1 (TET-1))
FireBIRD 2 (BIROS) 22 Jun 2016 31 Dec 2020 -
Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
DESISDESIS-on-ISS
X-Band SARTerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X
Prototype Instruments None.
Instruments Being Developed
InstrumentMission(s)
IPDA LIDARMERLIN
METimageMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3, Post-EPS
Approved Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
COSISCO2Image
HSIEnMAP
Proposed Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
HRWS X-Band Digital Beamforming SARHRWS SAR
L-Band SARTanDEM-L
TBD Instruments None.
No Longer Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
CHAMP GPS SounderCHAMP
CHAMP Magnetometry Package (1 Scalar + 2 Vector Magnetometer)CHAMP
GRACE instrumentGRACE-II, GRACE
HSRSBIRD
HSRS (FireBIRD 1 (TET-1))FireBIRD 1 (TET-1)
MSIRapidEye
SCIAMACHYEnvisat
WAOSS-BBIRD
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