THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – AGENCY SUMMARY - CNES
Agency Name Full Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales CEOS Member yes
Agency Country France Agency Website http://www.cnes.fr
Agency Mission Timeline click here
Agency Series
SeriesMissions
JasonJason-1, OSTM (Jason-2), Jason-3, Sentinel-6 A Michael Freilich, Sentinel-6 B
METOP-SG AMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3
METOP-SG BMETOP-SG B1, METOP-SG B2, METOP-SG B3
PleiadesPleiades 1A, Pleiades 1B
SPOTSPOT-1, SPOT-2, SPOT-3, SPOT-4, SPOT-5, SPOT-6, SPOT-7
Current Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Diademe 1&2 15 Feb 1967 Dec 2050 RRA
STARLETTE 06 Feb 1975 Dec 2050 Laser Reflectors
STELLA 30 Sep 1993 Dec 2050 Laser Reflectors
Odin 20 Feb 2001 Dec 2023 OSIRIS, SMR
CALIPSO 28 Apr 2006 Sep 2023 CALIOP, IIR, WFC
SMOS 02 Nov 2009 Dec 2021 MIRAS (SMOS)
MEGHA-TROPIQUES 12 Oct 2011 Dec 2021 MADRAS, ROSA, SAPHIR, ScaRaB
Pleiades 1A 17 Dec 2011 Dec 2024 HiRI
Metop-B 17 Sep 2012 Aug 2024 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, HIRS/4, IASI, MHS, S&R (NOAA), SEM (POES)
Pleiades 1B 02 Dec 2012 Dec 2024 HiRI
SARAL 25 Feb 2013 Dec 2023 A-DCS3, AltiKa
Swarm 22 Nov 2013 Dec 2021 ACC, ASM, EFI, GPS Receiver (Swarm), Laser Reflectors (ESA), STR, VFM
Jason-3 17 Jan 2016 Oct 2025 AMR, DORIS-NG, GPSP, LRA, POSEIDON-3B Altimeter
VENµS 02 Aug 2017 Dec 2021 VSC
CFOSAT 29 Oct 2018 Oct 2023 SCAT, SWIM
Metop-C 07 Nov 2018 Dec 2027 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, IASI, MHS, SEM (POES)
Approved Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
SWOT Nov 2022 Nov 2025 AMR-S, DORIS-NG, GPSP, Ka-band Radar INterferometer (KaRIN), LRA, POSEIDON-3C Altimeter
MicroCarb Dec 2022 Dec 2025 Microcarb
METOP-SG A1 Mar 2024 Sep 2031 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
TRISHNA Dec 2024 Dec 2029 SWIR, TIR, VNIR
METOP-SG B1 Dec 2024 Jun 2032 A-DCS4, ICI, MWI, RO, SCA
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 B2 Mar 2033 Sep 2040 A-DCS4, ICI, MWI, RO, SCA
METOP-SG A3 Mar 2038 Sep 2045 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
METOP-SG B3 Jun 2039 Dec 2046 A-DCS4, ICI, MWI, RO, SCA
Planned Missions
None.
Considered Missions
None.
Completed Missions
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
SPOT-1 22 Feb 1986 31 Dec 2001 HRV
SPOT-2 22 Jan 1990 30 Jun 2009 DORIS (SPOT), HRV
Topex-Poseidon 10 Aug 1992 18 Jan 2006 DORIS, LRA, POSEIDON-1 (SSALT-1), TMR, TOPEX
SPOT-3 25 Sep 1993 14 Nov 1996 DORIS (SPOT), HRV
ADEOS 17 Aug 1996 30 Jun 1997 ADEOS Comms, AVNIR, ILAS, IMG, NSCAT, OCTS, POLDER, RIS, SEM (JAXA), TOMS
SPOT-4 24 Mar 1998 29 Jun 2013 DORIS (SPOT), HRVIR, VEGETATION
Oersted 23 Feb 1999 30 Jun 2014 CSC FVM, GPSRO (Oersted), Overhauser Magnetometer, SI
Jason-1 09 Dec 2001 03 Jul 2013 DORIS-NG, JMR, LRA, POSEIDON-2 (SSALT-2), TRSR
SPOT-5 04 May 2002 30 Mar 2015 DORIS-NG (SPOT), HRG, HRS, VEGETATION
ADEOS-II 14 Dec 2002 25 Oct 2003 ADEOS Comms, AMSR, GLI, ILAS-II, POLDER-2, SeaWinds
DEMETER 29 Jun 2004 10 Dec 2010 IAP, ICE, IDP, IMSC, ISL
PARASOL 18 Dec 2004 11 Oct 2013 POLDER-P
Metop-A 19 Oct 2006 15 Nov 2021 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, HIRS/4, IASI, MHS, S&R (NOAA), SEM (POES)
PICARD 15 Jun 2010 04 Apr 2014 PREMOS, SODISM, SOVAP
Taranis 17 Nov 2020 17 Nov 2020 IDEE, IME-BF, IME-HF, IMM, MCP, MEXIC, XGRE
Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
A-DCS3NOAA-19, Metop-B, Metop-C, NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-13, NOAA-16, NOAA-17, NOAA-12, NOAA-14, NOAA-15, Metop-A, NOAA-18, SARAL
A-DCS4NOAA-19, OCEANSAT-3, METOP-SG B1, CDARS, METOP-SG B2, METOP-SG B3, NPOESS-2, NPOESS-1, NPOESS-3, NPOESS-4, NPOESS-5, NPOESS-6, Free Flyer-2, GOES-14, GOES-15, EWS-G1
AltiKaSARAL
AMROSTM (Jason-2), Jason-3
ASMSwarm
DORIS-NGSentinel-6 A Michael Freilich, SWOT, Sentinel-6 B, Envisat, Jason-1, CryoSat, OSTM (Jason-2), CryoSat-2, Jason-3, HY-2A
HiRIPleiades 1A, Pleiades 1B
IASIMetop-B, Metop-C, Metop-A
IIRCALIPSO
Laser ReflectorsSTELLA, STARLETTE
MADRASMEGHA-TROPIQUES
POSEIDON-3B AltimeterJason-3
Poseidon-4 AltimeterSentinel-6 A Michael Freilich, Sentinel-6 B
RRADiademe 1&2
SAPHIRMEGHA-TROPIQUES
ScaRaBMeteor-3 N7, Resurs-01 N4, MEGHA-TROPIQUES
SCATCFOSAT
SWIMCFOSAT
VSCVENµS
Prototype Instruments None.
Instruments Being Developed
InstrumentMission(s)
AMR-SSWOT
IASI-NGMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3
IPDA LIDARMERLIN
Ka-band Radar INterferometer (KaRIN)SWOT
MicrocarbMicroCarb
Approved Instruments None.
Proposed Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
TIRTRISHNA
TBD Instruments None.
No Longer Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
ATSR/MERS-1, ERS-2
CARMEN-1 (ICARE)SAC-D/Aquarius
CARMEN-1 (SODAD)SAC-D/Aquarius
CHAMP Gravity Package (Accelerometer+GPS)CHAMP
DORISTopex-Poseidon
DORIS (SPOT)SPOT-3, SPOT-4, SPOT-2
DORIS-NG (SPOT)SPOT-5
HRGSPOT-5
HRSSPOT-5
HRVSPOT-1, SPOT-3, SPOT-2
HRVIRSPOT-4
IAPDEMETER
ICARESAC-C
ICEDEMETER
IDEETaranis
IDPDEMETER
IME-BFTaranis
IME-HFTaranis
IMMTaranis
IMSCDEMETER
ISLDEMETER
MCPTaranis
MEXICTaranis
Overhauser MagnetometerOersted
POLDERADEOS
POLDER-2ADEOS-II
POLDER-PPARASOL
POSEIDON-1 (SSALT-1)Topex-Poseidon
POSEIDON-2 (SSALT-2)Jason-1
POSEIDON-3OSTM (Jason-2)
PREMOSPICARD
ScaRaB/MV2-
SODISMPICARD
SOVAPPICARD
VEGETATIONSPOT-4, SPOT-5
WINDIIUARS
XGRETaranis
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