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, Sentinel-6 B
PleiadesPleiades 1A, Pleiades 1B
SPOTSPOT-1, SPOT-2, SPOT-3, SPOT-4, SPOT-5
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
Oersted 21 Nov 1999 Dec 2016 CSC FVM, GPSRO (Oersted), Overhauser Magnetometer, SI
Odin 20 Feb 2001 Dec 2017 OSIRIS, SMR
CALIPSO 28 Apr 2006 Sep 2017 CALIOP, IIR, WFC
Metop-A 19 Oct 2006 Jul 2019 AMSU-A, ARGOS-3, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, HIRS/4, IASI, MHS, S&R (NOAA), SEM (POES)
OSTM (Jason-2) 20 Jun 2008 Oct 2017 AMR, DORIS-NG, GPSP, LRA, POSEIDON-3
SMOS 02 Nov 2009 Feb 2017 MIRAS (SMOS)
MEGHA-TROPIQUES 12 Oct 2011 Dec 2020 MADRAS, ROSA, SAPHIR, ScaRaB
Pleiades 1A 17 Dec 2011 Dec 2018 HiRI
SARAL 25 Feb 2012 Dec 2018 AltiKa, ARGOS-3
Metop-B 17 Sep 2012 Sep 2024 AMSU-A, ARGOS-3, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, HIRS/4, IASI, MHS, S&R (NOAA), SEM (POES)
Pleiades 1B 02 Dec 2012 Dec 2019 HiRI
Swarm 22 Nov 2013 Nov 2017 ACC, ASM, EFI, GPS Receiver (Swarm), Laser Reflectors (ESA), STR, VFM
Jason-3 17 Jan 2016 Mar 2019 AMR, DORIS-NG, GPSP, LRA, POSEIDON-3B Altimeter
Approved Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
VENUS Oct 2017 Dec 2020 VSC
Metop-C Oct 2018 Sep 2023 AMSU-A, ARGOS-3, ARGOS-4, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, IASI, MHS, SEM (POES)
CFOSAT Dec 2018 Dec 2021 SCAT, SWIM
SWOT Apr 2021 Jul 2024 AMR, DORIS-NG, GPSP, Ka-band Radar INterferometer (KaRIN), LRA
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 B1 Dec 2022 Apr 2030 ARGOS-4, ICI, MWI, RO, SCA
METOP-SG A2 Jun 2028 Dec 2035 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
METOP-SG B2 Dec 2029 Jun 2037 ARGOS-4, ICI, MWI, RO, SCA
METOP-SG A3 Jun 2035 Dec 2042 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
METOP-SG B3 Dec 2036 Jun 2042 ICI, MWI, RO, SCA
Planned Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel-6 A 2020 2025 AMR-C, DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter, TriG
Sentinel-6 B 2025 2032 AMR-C, DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter, TriG
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
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 01 Nov 2002 24 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
PICARD 15 Jun 2010 04 Apr 2014 PREMOS, SODISM, SOVAP
Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
AltiKaSARAL
ARGOS-3NOAA-18, NOAA-19, NOAA-15, Metop-B, Metop-A, SARAL, Metop-C, NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-13, NOAA-16, NOAA-17, NOAA-12, NOAA-14
ASMSwarm
DORIS-NGOSTM (Jason-2), CryoSat-2, Jason-3, HY-2A, SWOT, Sentinel-6 A, Sentinel-6 B, Envisat, Jason-1, CryoSat
HiRIPleiades 1A, Pleiades 1B
IASIMetop-B, Metop-A, Metop-C
IIRCALIPSO
Laser ReflectorsSTELLA, STARLETTE
MADRASMEGHA-TROPIQUES
Overhauser MagnetometerOersted
POSEIDON-3OSTM (Jason-2)
POSEIDON-3B AltimeterJason-3
RRADiademe 1&2
SAPHIRMEGHA-TROPIQUES
ScaRaBMEGHA-TROPIQUES, Meteor-3 N7, Resurs-01 N4
Prototype Instruments None.
Instruments Being Developed
InstrumentMission(s)
AMR-CSentinel-6 A, Sentinel-6 B
IASI-NGMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3
Poseidon-4 AltimeterSentinel-6 A, Sentinel-6 B
SCATCFOSAT
VSCVENUS
Approved Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
SWIMCFOSAT
Proposed Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
IPDA LIDARMERLIN
Ka-band Radar INterferometer (KaRIN)SWOT
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
IDPDEMETER
IMSCDEMETER
ISLDEMETER
POLDERADEOS
POLDER-2ADEOS-II
POLDER-PPARASOL
POSEIDON-1 (SSALT-1)Topex-Poseidon
POSEIDON-2 (SSALT-2)Jason-1
PREMOSPICARD
ScaRaB/MV2-
SODISMPICARD
SOVAPPICARD
VEGETATIONSPOT-4, SPOT-5
WINDIIUARS
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