THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT INDEX

This page lists all the current, future and no longer operational (past) instruments in the MIM in alphabetical order. Click the links to view instrument details.
Click here to view cancelled and no longer considered instruments.

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174-K (Temperature and Humidity Profiler), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
3MI (Multi-Viewing Multi-Channel Multi-Polarisation Imaging), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)

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AATSR (Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer), No longer operational, UKSA
ABI (Advanced Baseline Imager), Operational, NOAA
ACC (Accelerometer), Operational, ESA
ACE-FTS (Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) Fourier Transform Spectrometer), Operational, CSA
ACGS (Atmospheric Carbon dioxide Grating Spectrometer), Operational, NSMC-CMA (NRSCC)
ACRIM II (Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor), No longer operational, NASA
ACRIM III (Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor), No longer operational, NASA
A-DCS3 (A-DCS3) [aka ARGOS-3], Operational, CNES (NASA)
A-DCS4 (A-DCS4) [aka ARGOS-4], Operational, NOAA
ADEOS Comms (Communications package for ADEOS), No longer operational, JAXA
Advanced DCS (Advanced Data Collection System), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET
Advanced GGAK-M (Advanced Module for Geophysical Measurements (SEM)), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET
Advanced GOCI (Advanced Geostationary Ocean Colour Imager) [aka GOCI-2], Being developed, KARI, KIOST (ADS)
Advanced KMSS (Advanced Multispectral Imager (VIS)), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET
Advanced MI (Advanced Meteorological Imager), Operational, KMA (Harris, KARI)
Advanced MSU-MR (Advanced Multispectral scanning imager-radiometer), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET
Advanced Radiomet (Advanced Radio-occultation receiver), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET
Advanced SAR (Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar X band), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET
Advanced Scatterometer (Advanced Scatterometer), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET
AEISS (Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System), Operational, KARI (ASTRIUM)
AEISS-A (Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System-A), Operational, KARI (ASTRIUM)
AEISS-HR (Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System-High Resolution), Being developed, KARI (KAI)
AGRI see: AGRI (Advanced Geosynchronous Radiation Imager), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
AHI (Advanced Himawari Imager), Operational, JMA
AIP (Advanced Ionospheric Probe), Operational, NSPO
AIRS (Atmospheric Infra-red Sounder), Operational, NASA
AIS (AIS Receiver), Operational, NOSA
AIS (Automatic Identification System), Operational, UKSA (CSIRO)
AIS (RCM) (Automated Identification System (RADARSAT Constellation)), Operational, CSA (DND)
AIS Receiver (Automatic Identification System Receiver), Operational, SANSA
ALADIN (Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument), Operational, ESA
ALI (Advanced Land Imager), No longer operational, NASA
ALISS III (Advanced LISS III), Being developed, ISRO
ALISSA (Backscatter lidar), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
ALT (Radar Altimeter), Operational, NSOAS (CAST)
ALT (SeaSat) (Radar Altimeter), No longer operational, NASA
AltiKa (Ka-band Altimeter), Operational, CNES
AMI/SAR/Image (Active Microwave Instrumentation. Image Mode), No longer operational, ESA
AMI/SAR/Wave (Active Microwave Instrumentation. Wave mode), No longer operational, ESA
AMI/Scatterometer (Active Microwave Instrumentation. Wind mode), No longer operational, ESA
AMR (Advanced Microwave Radiometer), Operational, NASA
AMR-C (AMR-C Climate-quality microwave radiometer), Being developed, NASA (NOAA, ESA, EUMETSAT)
AMR-S (AMR-S Two-Beam Microwave Radiometer), Being developed, NASA (UKSA, CNES, CSA)
AMSR (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer), No longer operational, JAXA
AMSR2 (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer -2), Operational, JAXA
AMSR3 (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer -3), Proposed, JAXA
AMSR-E (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS), No longer operational, JAXA (NASA)
AMSU-A (Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A), Operational, NOAA (UKSA)
AMSU-A (Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A), Operational, NASA
AMSU-B (Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-B), No longer operational, NOAA (UKSA)
APAN (Advanced PAN), Being developed, ISRO
APS (Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor), No longer operational, NASA
APT (Automatic Picture Transimission), No longer operational, NOAA
Aquarius L-Band radiometer (Aquarius L-Band Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA (CONAE)
Aquarius L-Band Scatterometer (Aquarius L-Band Scatterometer), No longer operational, NASA (CONAE)
Argos (Argos), No longer operational, NOAA
ARGOS-3 see: A-DCS3 (A-DCS3), Operational, CNES (NASA)
ARGOS-4 see: A-DCS4 (A-DCS4), Operational, NOAA
ARGUS 2000 (ARGUS 2000), Approved, Khalifa University (UAE SA, American University of Ras Al Khaimah)
Arina (Arina), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
ASAR (Advanced Synthetic-Aperture Radar), No longer operational, ESA
ASAR (image mode) (Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (Image mode)), No longer operational, ESA
ASAR (wave mode) (Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (Wave mode)), No longer operational, ESA
ASCAT (Advanced Scatterometer), Operational, EUMETSAT (ESA)
ASI (Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer), Operational, CAST (NSMC-CMA, CNSA)
ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer), Operational, CNES
ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer), Operational, METI (NASA)
ATCOR (Atmospheric correction), Proposed, ISRO
ATLAS (Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System), Operational, NASA
ATLID (ATmospheric LIDar), Approved, ESA
ATMS (Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder), Operational, NASA (NOAA)
ATOVS (HIRS/3 + AMSU + AVHRR/3) (Advanced TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder), No longer operational, NOAA
ATSR (Along Track Scanning Radiometer), No longer operational, UKSA (CSIRO)
ATSR/M (ATSR/M), No longer operational, CNES
ATSR-2 (Along Track Scanning Radiometer - 2), No longer operational, UKSA (CSIRO)
AVCS (Advanced Vidicon Camera System), No longer operational, NOAA
AVHRR/1 (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer /1), No longer operational, NOAA
AVHRR/2 (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/2), No longer operational, NOAA
AVHRR/3 (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/3), Operational, EUMETSAT, NOAA
AVNIR (Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometor), No longer operational, JAXA
AVNIR-2 (Advanced Visible and Near Infra-red Radiometer type 2), No longer operational, JAXA
AWFI (Advanced Wide Field Imager), No longer operational, INPE
AWiFS (Advanced Wide Field Sensor), Operational, ISRO

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Balkan-1 (Balkan-1), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
Balkan-2 lidar (Balkan-2 lidar), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
BBR (EarthCARE) (BroadBand Radiometer (EarthCARE)), Approved, ESA
BGIS 2000 (Ball Global Imaging System 2000), No longer operational, Digital Globe
BIK-SD 1 (High resolution wide capture multispectral infraredoptical sensor), Proposed, ROSKOSMOS
BILSAT VNIR Multispectral (BILSAT VNIR Multispectral camera), No longer operational, TUBITAK
BILSAT VNIR Panchromatic (BILSAT VNIR Panchromatic camera), No longer operational, TUBITAK
BRK (On board retransmission complex), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
BRLK (X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar) [aka Severjanin], Operational, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
BRLK S-range (S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Approved, ROSKOSMOS
BRLK X-range (X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Approved, ROSKOSMOS
BTVK (Scanning television radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
BUFS-2 (Backscatter spectrometer/2), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
BUV (Backscatter Ultraviolet instrument), No longer operational, NASA

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CALIOP (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization), Operational, NASA
CAPI (Cloud and Aerosol Polarization Imager), Operational, NSMC-CMA (NRSCC)
CAR (High Resolution Camera), Approved, CONAE
CARBONITE-1 Imager (CARBONITE-1 Imager), No longer operational, UKSA
CARBONITE-2 Imager (CARBONITE-2 Imager), Operational, UKSA
CARMEN-1 (ICARE) (Influence of Space Radiation on Advanced Components), No longer operational, CNES (CONAE)
CARMEN-1 (SODAD) (Orbital System for an Active Detection of Debris), No longer operational, CNES (CONAE)
CATS (Cloud-Aerosol Transport System), No longer operational, NASA
C-Band SAR (C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Operational, ESA
CCD (High Resolution CCD Camera), No longer operational, CAST (INPE)
CCD (HJ) (CCD camera), Operational, CAST
CCD (ZY-1-02C and ZY-3) (CCD and multispectral imager), Operational, CRESDA
CCD camera (Charged Coupled Device Camera), No longer operational, ISRO
CCOR (Compact Coronograph), Proposed, NOAA (NASA)
CER (Coherent Electromagnetic Radio Tomography), Operational, CSA
CERES (Cloud and the Earth's Radiant Energy System), Operational, NASA
Chaika (Scanning IR radiometer), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
CHAMP GPS Sounder (GPS TurboRogue Space Receiver (TRSR)), No longer operational, NASA (DLR)
CHAMP Gravity Package (Accelerometer+GPS) (STAR Accelerometer), No longer operational, CNES
CHAMP Magnetometry Package (1 Scalar + 2 Vector Magnetometer) (Overhauser Magnetometer and Fluxgate Magnetometer), No longer operational, DLR
CHRIS (Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer), Operational, ESA (UKSA)
CIRC (Compact InfraRed Camera), Operational, JAXA
CIRC (ISS/JEM) (Compact InfraRed Camera (ISS/JEM)), No longer operational, JAXA
CLAES (Cryogenic Limb Array Etalon Spectrometer instrument), No longer operational, NASA
CLARA (Compact Lightweight Absolute Radiometer), Operational, NOSA
CLARREO Pathfinder Reflected Solar (CLARREO Pathfinder - RS), Proposed, NASA
COBAN (COBAN 8 Band multispectral camera ), No longer operational, TUBITAK
COCTS (China Ocean Colour & Temperature Scanner), Operational, CAST
COMIS (COMpact Imaging Spectrometer), Operational, KARI (SI)
Communications payload (Ka and UHF band) (Communications payload (Ka and UHF band)), No longer operational, CSIRO
COSI (Corea SAR Instrument), Operational, KARI (TAS-i)
CPR (CloudSat) (Cloud Profiling Radar), Operational, NASA
CPR (EarthCARE) (Cloud Profiling Radar (EarthCARE)), Being developed, JAXA (NICT)
CrIS (Cross-track Infrared Sounder), Operational, NOAA
C-SAR (C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Operational, CRESDA
CSC FVM (CSC fluxgate vector magnetometer), Operational, DNSC
CSG SAR (COSMO-SkyMed di Seconda Generazione SAR), Approved, ASI (MoD (Italy))
CWFMS (Canadian Wildland Fire Monitoring Sensor), Prototype, CSA (NRCAN, ECCC)
CZCS (Coastal Zone Color Scanner), No longer operational, NASA
CZI (Coastal Zone Imager), Operational, CAST

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DCIS (Data Collection and Interrogation Service), No longer operational, NOAA
DCP (Data Collecting Platform Transponder), No longer operational, CAST (INPE)
DCS (Data Collecting System Transponder), Operational, INPE
DCS (Data Collection System), Operational, ROSHYDROMET
DCS (Data Collecting System Transponder), Operational, INPE (CAST)
DCS (GOES-R Series) (Data Collection System (NOAA, GOES-16)), Operational, NOAA
DCS (JAXA) (Data Collection System (JAXA)), No longer operational, JAXA
DCS (NOAA) (Data Collection System (NOAA)), No longer operational, NOAA
DCS (SABIA_MAR) (Data Collection System), Proposed, CONAE, AEB
DCS (SAC-C) (Data Collection System), No longer operational, CONAE
DCS (SAC-D) (Data Collection System), No longer operational, CONAE
DDMI (CYGNSS) (Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument (DDMI)), Operational, NASA (NOAA)
DELTA-2D (Multispectral microwave scanning radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
DESIS (DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer), Operational, DLR
DMAC (DubaiSat-1 Medium Aperture Camera), No longer operational, MBRSC (UAE SA)
DOPI (DOPI), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
DORIS (Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite), No longer operational, CNES
DORIS (SPOT) (Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite (on SPOT)), No longer operational, CNES
DORIS-NG (Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite-NG), Operational, CNES
DORIS-NG (SPOT) (Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite-NG (on SPOT)), No longer operational, CNES
DPR (Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar), Operational, JAXA (NICT)
DRF (DRF), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
DRT-S&R (DRT-S&R), No longer operational, ISRO

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ECHO-V (ECHO-V), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
ECOSTRESS (ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station), Operational, NASA
EFI (Electric Field Instrument), Operational, ESA (CSA)
EGG (3-Axis Electrostatic Gravity Gradiometer), No longer operational, ESA
EHIC (Energetic Heavy Ion Composition Experiment), No longer operational, NOAA (USAF)
ENVISAT Comms (Communications package on ENVISAT), No longer operational, ESA
EOC (Electro-Optical Camera), No longer operational, KARI
EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera), Operational, NASA (NOAA)
ERBE (Earth Radiation Budget Experiment), No longer operational, NASA
ERM-1 (Earth Radiation Measurement), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
ERM-2 (Improved Earth Radiation Measurement), Approved, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
ERS Comms (Communication package for ERS), No longer operational, ESA
ES (Electron Spectrometer), Operational, NOAA (NASA)
ESMR (Nimbus-5) (Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA
ETM+ (Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus), Operational, USGS (NASA)
EXIS (Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors), Operational, NOAA

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FAI (Fast Auroral Imager), Operational, CSA
FC (Faraday Cup), Operational, NASA
FCI (Flexible Combined Imager), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
FLORIS (FLORIS), Approved, ESA
Fluxgate magnetometer (Fluxgate magnetometer), No longer operational, CRCSS
FPR (Flat Plate Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA

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GAP (GPS receiver-based Attitude, Position, and profiling experiment (GAP)), Operational, CSA
GAS (Greenhouse gases Absorption Spectrometer), Operational, CAST (NSMC-CMA, CNSA)
GEDI (Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Lidar), Operational, NASA
GEMS (Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Spectrometer), Being developed, KARI, NIER (BATC)
Geoton-L1 (1) (Geoton-L1), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
Geoton-L1 (2) (Geoton-L1), Operational, ROSKOSMOS
GERB (Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget), Operational, EUMETSAT (RAL, ESA)
GFO-RA (GEOSat Follow-On Radar Altimeter), No longer operational, NASA
GGAK-E (Module for Geophysical Measurements), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
GGAK-M (Module for Geophysical Measurements (SEM)), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
GGAK-VE (Module for Geophysical Measurements), Approved, ROSKOSMOS
GID-12T (GID-12T), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
GIIRS (Geostationary Interferometric Infrared Sounder), Operational, NSMC-CMA
GLAS (Geoscience Laser Altimeter System), No longer operational, NASA
GLI (Global Imager), No longer operational, JAXA
GLM (GEO Lightning Mapper), Operational, NOAA
GMI (GPM Microwave Imager), Operational, NASA
GMS Comms (Communications package on GMS), No longer operational, JAXA (JMA)
GNOS (GNSS Radio Occultation Sounder), Operational, CAST (NSMC-CMA, CNSA)
GNSS POD Receiver (GNSS POD Receiver), Being developed, ESA
GNSS-RO Receiver (GNSS Radio Occultation Receiver), Being developed, NASA
GOCI (Geostationary Ocean Colour Imager), Operational, KARI, KIOST (ASTRIUM)
GOCI-2 see: Advanced GOCI (Advanced Geostationary Ocean Colour Imager), Being developed, KARI, KIOST (ADS)
GOES Comms (Communications package on GOES), Operational, NOAA
GOLPE (GPS Occultation and Passive reflection Experiment), No longer operational, NASA (CONAE)
GOME (Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment), No longer operational, ESA
GOME-2 (Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment - 2), Operational, EUMETSAT (ESA)
GOMOS (Global Ozone Monitoring by Occultation of Stars), No longer operational, ESA
GOX (Global Positioning Satellite Occultation Experiment (GOX)), Operational, NASA, NSPO (JPL, UCAR)
GPS (ESA) (GPS Receiver), No longer operational, ESA
GPS receiver (GPS receiver), No longer operational, CRCSS
GPS Receiver (Swarm) (GPS Receiver (Swarm)), Operational, ESA
GPSDR (GPS Demonstration Receiver), No longer operational, CONAE (NASA)
GPSP (Global Positioning System Payload), Operational, NASA
GPSRO (Oersted) (GPS Radio Occultation System), Operational, NASA
GPSRO (Terra-SAR) (GPS Radio Occultation System), Operational, NASA
GRACE instrument (GRACE instrument), Operational, NASA (DLR, GFZ, ESA)
GRAS (GNSS Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding), Operational, EUMETSAT (ESA)
Greben (Radar altimeter), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
GSA (1) (Hyperspectral imaging equipment), Operational, ROSKOSMOS
GSA (2) (Hyperspectral imaging equipment), Approved, ROSKOSMOS

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HALOE (Halogen Occultation Experiment), No longer operational, NASA
HARP-2 (Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter), Being developed, NASA (UMD)
HEPD (High Energy Particle Detector), Operational, ASI
HF Beacon Transmitter, No longer operational, SANSA
HICO (Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean), No longer operational, NASA
High Resolution Optical Sensor (High Resolution Optical Sensor), Being developed, KARI (NGII)
Himawari Comms (Communications package for Himawari), Operational, JMA
Himawari DCS (Data Collection System for Himawari), Operational, JMA
HiRAIS (High-Resolution Advanced Imaging System), Operational, MBRSC (UAE SA)
HIRAS (Hyperspectral Infrared Atmospheric Sounder), Operational, NRSCC (CNSA, CAST)
HiRDLS (High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder), No longer operational, NASA (UKSA)
HiRI (High-Resolution Imager), Operational, CNES
HIRS/2 (High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/2), No longer operational, NOAA
HIRS/3 (High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/3), No longer operational, NOAA
HIRS/4 (High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/4), Operational, EUMETSAT, NOAA
HPS (Hyper-Spectrometer), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
HRC (High Resolution Camera), No longer operational, CAST (INPE)
HRC (High Resolution Camera), Operational, ESA
HRDI (High Resolution Doppler Imager), No longer operational, NASA
HRG (HRG), No longer operational, CNES
HRIR (High Resolution Infrared Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA
HRMX (High Resolution Multi Spectral), Operational, ISRO
HRMX-TIR (High resoultion Mx TIR), Proposed, ISRO
HRMX-VNIR (High Resolution MX-VNIR), Proposed, ISRO
HRS (High Resolution Stereoscope), No longer operational, CNES
HRTC (High Resolution Panchromatic Camera), No longer operational, CONAE
HRV (High Resolution Visible), No longer operational, CNES
HRVIR (High Resolution Visible and Infra-red), No longer operational, CNES (SNSA)
HRWS X-Band Digital Beamforming SAR (HRWS X-Band Digital Beamforming SAR), Proposed, DLR
HSB (Humidity Sounder for Brazil), No longer operational, INPE (NASA)
HSC (SAC-D/Aquarius) (High Sensitivity Camera), No longer operational, CONAE
HSI (Hyperspectral Imager), Approved, DLR
HSI (HJ-1A) (Hyper Spectrum Imager), Operational, CAST
HSRS (Hot Spot Recognition System), No longer operational, DLR
HSTC (High Sensitivity Technological Camera), No longer operational, CONAE
HYC (HYperspectral Camera), Operational, ASI
Hyperion (Hyperspectral Imager), No longer operational, NASA
HyperScout (Hyperspectral VNIR imager), Operational, ESA (NSO)
HyperScout-2 (Hyperspectral VNIR and multispectral TIR imager), Approved, ESA (NSO)
HySI (IMS-1) (Hyperspectral Imager (IMS-1)), No longer operational, ISRO
HYSI-SWIR (Hyperspectral SWIR), Proposed, ISRO
HYSI-VNIR (Hyperspectral VNIR), Proposed, ISRO

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IAP (Instrument for plasma analysis), No longer operational, CNES
IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer), Operational, EUMETSAT (CNES)
IASI-NG (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer - New Generation), Being developed, EUMETSAT (UKSA, CNES)
ICARE (Influence of Space Radiation on Advanced Components), No longer operational, CNES (CONAE)
ICE (Instrument for Electric Field), No longer operational, CNES
ICI (Ice Cloud Imager), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
IDP (Instrument For Plasma Detection), No longer operational, CNES
IIR (Imaging Infrared Radiometer), Operational, CNES
IIS (Interferometric Infrared Sounder), No longer operational, NRSCC
IKAR-D (Multispectral microwave scanner), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
IKAR-N (Multispectral microwave scanner), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
IKAR-P (Multispectral microwave scanner), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
IKFS-2 (IR-Fourier spectrometer), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
IKFS-3 (Advanced Fourier spectrometer), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET
ILAS (Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer), No longer operational, MOE (Japan) (JAXA)
ILAS-II (Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer-II), No longer operational, MOE (Japan) (JAXA)
Imager (Imager), Operational, NOAA
IMAGER (Imager/MTSAT), No longer operational, JMA
Imager (INSAT 3D) (Very High Resolution Radiometer), Operational, ISRO
IMG (Inferometric Monitor of Greenhouse gases), No longer operational, MITI (Japan) (JAXA)
IMSC (Instrument Search Coil Magnetometer), No longer operational, CNES
INES (Italian Navigation Experiment), No longer operational, ASI (CONAE)
IPDA LIDAR (Integrated Path Differential Absorption Light Detection and Ranging Instrument), Being developed, DLR (CNES)
IR (HJ-1B) (Infrared Camera), Operational, CAST
IRAS (InfraRed Atmospheric Sounder), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
IRIS (Infrared Interferometer Spectrometer instrument), No longer operational, NASA
IRM (Imaging and Rapid-scanning ion Mass spectrometer), Operational, CSA
IR-MSS (Infrared Multispectral Scanner), No longer operational, CAST (INPE)
IRS (Infrared scanner), Operational, CAST (INPE)
IRS (Infra-Red Sounder), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
IRS (SJ-9B) (Infrared scanner), No longer operational, CRESDA
ISAMS (Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder instrument), No longer operational, NASA
ISL (Langmuir probes), No longer operational, CNES
ISP (ISP), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
IST (Italian Star Tracker), No longer operational, ASI (CONAE)
ISTOK-1 (Infra-red Spectrometer), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
ITPR (Infrared Temperature Profile Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA
IVM (Ion Velocity Meter), Operational, NOAA (UCAR)

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JAMI (Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager), No longer operational, JMA
JERS-1 Comms (Communications package for JERS-1), No longer operational, JAXA
JMR (JASON Microwave Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA

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Ka-band Radar INterferometer (KaRIN) (Ka-band Radar INterferometer (KaRIN)), Proposed, NASA (CNES)
KFA-1000 (Photographic camera), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
KFA-200 (Photographic camera), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
KFA-3000 (Photographic camera), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
KGI-4C (Module for Geophysical Measurements), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
KHCS (KhalifaSat Camera System), Operational, MBRSC (UAE SA)
Klimat (Scanning IR radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
Klimat-2 (Scanning IR radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
K-line Imager, Operational, SANSA
KMSS (Multispectral Imager (VIS) system), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
KONDOR-2 (Data collection and transmission system), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET

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L

Lagrange (LABEN GNSS Receiver for Advanced Navigation, Geodesy and Experiments), No longer operational, ASI
Laser Reflectors (Laser Reflectors), Operational, CNES
Laser Reflectors (ESA) (Laser Reflectors), Operational, ESA
L-band Radar (SMAP) (L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SMAP)), No longer operational, NASA
L-band Radiometer (SMAP) (L-band Radiometer (SMAP)), Operational, NASA
L-band SAR (L-band Synthetic Apature Radar), No longer operational, JAXA (METI)
L-Band SAR (L-Band SAR), No longer operational, NASA
L-Band SAR (L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Proposed, DLR (HRC)
L-band SAR (NISAR) (L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) (NISAR)), Approved, NASA (ISRO)
LCCRA (Laser Corner Cube Reflector Assembly), Operational, ASI
LEISA AC (LEISA Atmospheric Corrector), No longer operational, NASA
LI (Lightning Imager), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
LIMS (Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere), No longer operational, NASA
LIS (Lightning Imaging Sensor), No longer operational, NASA
LIS (Lightning Imaging Sensor), Operational, NASA
LISS-I (Linear imaging Self Scanner - I), No longer operational, ISRO
LISS-II (Linear Imaging Self Scanner - II), No longer operational, ISRO
LISS-III (IRS) (Linear Imaging Self Scanner - III (IRS)), No longer operational, ISRO
LISS-III (Resourcesat) (Linear Imaging Self Scanner - III (Resourcesat)), Operational, ISRO
LISS-IV (Linear Imaging Self Scanner - IV), Operational, ISRO
LISS-V (Linear Imaging Self Scanner-V), Being developed, ISRO
Liulin-AR (256 channels Spectrometer), Approved, CONAE
LiV HYSI (Limb Viewing Hyperspectral Imager VNIR), No longer operational, ISRO
LMI (Lightning Mapping Imager), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
LOTUSat SAR (LOTUSat SAR), Being developed, VAST
LRA (Laser Retroreflector Array), Operational, NASA (ASI)
LRA (LAGEOS) (Laser Retroreflector Array), Operational, ASI
LRA (Sentinel-6) (Laser Retroreflector Array (Sentinel-6)), Being developed, NASA (NOAA, ESA, EUMETSAT)
LRI (Laser Ranging Instrument), Operational, NASA (GFZ)
LRIR (Limb Radiance Inversion Radiometer instrument), No longer operational, NASA
LRIT (Low-Rate Information Transmission), Operational, NOAA
LRR (Laser retro-Reflector), No longer operational, ESA
LRR (SeaSat) (Laser Retro-Reflector), No longer operational, NASA

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MAC (Multi-Angle Multispectral Camera), Proposed, CONAE, AEB
MAC (Medium-sized Aperture Camera), No longer operational, ANGKASA
MADRAS (Microwave Analysis and Detection of Rain and Atmospheric Structures), Operational, ISRO (CNES)
MAESTRO (Measurements of Aerosol Extinction in the Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation), Operational, CSA
MAG (Magnetometer), Proposed, NOAA (NASA)
Magnetometer (NOAA) (Magnetometer), Operational, NOAA
MAIA (Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols), Being developed, NASA
MATHS (Millimeter wave Atmosphere Temperature and Humidity Sounder), Proposed, ISRO
MAXIE (Magnetospheric Atmospheric X-ray Imaging Experiment), No longer operational, NOAA (USAF)
MBEI (Multi-Band Earth Imager), No longer operational, NSAU
MCP (Meteorological Communications Package (MCP)), Operational,
MEIS (Meteorological Earth Imaging System), No longer operational, ANGKASA
MERIS (Medium-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer), No longer operational, ESA
MERSI (Medium Resolution Spectral Imager), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
MERSI-2 (Improved Medium Resolution Spectral Imager), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
MERSI-S (Improved Medium Resolution Spectral Imager - Simplified), Proposed, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
MESSR (Multispectral Electronic Self-Scanning Radiometer), No longer operational, JAXA
Meteosat Comms (Communications package for Meteosat), No longer operational, EUMETSAT
METimage (Multi Spectral Imager), Being developed, EUMETSAT (DLR)
MGF (MaGnetic Field instrument), Operational, CSA
MHS (Microwave Humidity Sounder), Operational, EUMETSAT
MI (Meteorological Imager), Operational, KMA (Harris, KARI)
Microcarb (Microcarb), Being developed, CNES (UKSA)
MicroDragon SMI & TPI (MicroDragon SMI & TPI), Operational, VAST
MIPAS (Michelson Interferometric Passive Atmosphere Sounder), No longer operational, ESA
MIRAS (SMOS) (Microwave Imaging Radiometer using Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS)), Operational, ESA
MIRIS (Multi-purpose IR Imaging System), Operational, SI (KASI)
MIRS (Middle IR Scanner), No longer operational, NSAU
MISR (Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer), Operational, NASA
MIVZA (Microwave scanning radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
MIVZA-M (Microwave scanning radiometer), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
MK-4 (MK-4), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
MK-4M (MK-4M), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
MLS (Microwave Limb Sounder (UARS)), No longer operational, NASA
MLS (EOS-Aura) (Microwave Limb Sounder (EOS-Aura)), Operational, NASA
MMP (Magnetic Mapping Payload), No longer operational, JPL, DNSC (CONAE)
MMRS (Multispectral Medium Resolution Scanner), No longer operational, CONAE
m-NLP (multi-Needle Langmuir Probe), Operational, NOSA
MODIS (MODerate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer), Operational, NASA
MOPITT (Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere), Operational, CSA (NASA)
MOS (Modular Opto-electronic Scanner), No longer operational, ISRO (DARA)
MR-2000 (MR-2000), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
MR-2000M1 (Scanning visible radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
MR-900 (Scanning telephotometer), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
MR-900B (Scanning visual band telephotometer), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
MRIR (Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA
MS (Multispectral Imager), Operational, DMI
MS (Multispectral Imager), No longer operational, NSPO
MS (Multispectral Imager), No longer operational, GeoEye
MS (GISTDA) (Multi spectral imager), Operational, GISTDA
MS THEOS-2 (GISTDA) (Multi spectral imager THEOS-2), Operational, GISTDA
MSC (Multi-Spectral Camera), Operational, KARI (E-LOP)
MSEIS (Multispectral Earth Imaging System), No longer operational, ANGKASA
MSG Comms (Communications package for MSG), Operational, EUMETSAT
MSGI-5EI (Multichannel System for Geoactive Emission Measurements), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
MSI (Multi Spectral Imager), Operational, DLR
MSI (BJ-1) (Multispectral Imager), No longer operational, NRSCC (CAST)
MSI (BJ-2) (Multispectral Imager) [aka SSTL-300 S1 Imager (MS)], Operational, NRSCC (21AT)
MSI (EarthCARE) (Multi-Spectral Imager (EarthCARE)), Approved, ESA
MSI (Sentinel-2) (Multi-Spectral Instrument (Sentinel-2)), Operational, ESA (COM)
MSI (SumbandilaSat) (Multi-Spectral Imager (SumbandilaSat)) [aka SumbandilaSat Imager], No longer operational, SANSA (Uni of Stellenbosh)
MSMR (Multifrequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer), No longer operational, ISRO
MSR (Microwave Scanning Radiometer), No longer operational, JAXA
MSS (Multispectral imaging system), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
MSS (Landsat) (Multispectral Scanner), No longer operational, USGS (NASA)
MSTE-5E (Multichannel system of geoactive measurements), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
MSU (Microwave Sounding Unit), No longer operational, NOAA
MSU-E (Multispectral high resolution electronic scanner), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
MSU-E1 (Multispectral high resolution electronic scanner), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
MSU-E2 (Multispectral high resolution electronic scanner), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
MSU-EU (Multi-Spectral Radiometer with High Resolution), No longer operational, NSAU
MSU-GS (Multispectral scanning imager-radiometer), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
MSU-GS/VE (Multispectral scanning imager-radiometer), Approved, ROSKOSMOS
MSU-IK-SR (Multi-channel medium and far IR range radiometer), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
MSU-M (Multi-Spectral Low Resolution Scanning System), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (NSAU)
MSU-MR (Low-resolution multispectral scanning imager-radiometer), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
MSU-S (Multi-Spectral Medium Resolution Scanning System), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (NSAU)
MSU-SK (Multispectral medium resolution conical scanner), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
MSU-SM (Multi-Spectral Medium Resolution Scanning System), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
MSU-V (Multispectral high resolution conical scanner), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
MTSAT Comms (Communications package for MTSAT), No longer operational, JMA
MTSAT DCS (Data Collection System for MTSAT), No longer operational, JMA
MTVZA-GY (Scanning microwave imager-sounder), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
MTVZA-GY-MP (Advanced Scanning microwave imager-sounder), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET
MTVZA-OK (Scanning microwave radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
MUX (CBERS-4) (Multispectral CCD Camera), Operational, INPE (CAST)
MUX (CBERS-4A) (Multispectral CCD Camera), Approved, INPE (CAST)
MUX (GF-1) (Multispectral CCD Camera), Operational, CRESDA
MUX (GF-2) (Multispectral CCD Camera), Operational, CRESDA
MUX (SJ-9A) (Multispectral CCD Camera), No longer operational, CRESDA
MUX (ZY-3-01) (Multispectral CCD Camera), Operational, CRESDA
MUX (ZY-3-02) (Multispectral CCD Camera), Operational, CRESDA
MVIRI (METEOSAT Visible and Infra-Red Imager), No longer operational, EUMETSAT (ESA)
MVIRS (Moderate Resolution Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectroradiometer), Approved, NRSCC (CNSA, CAST)
MVISR (10 channels) (Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (10 channels)), No longer operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CAST)
MVISR (5 channels) (Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (5 channels)), No longer operational, CAST (NRSCC)
MWHS-1 (Micro-Wave Humidity Sounder), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
MWHS-2 (Improved MicroWave Humidity Sounder), Operational, CAST (NSMC-CMA, CNSA)
MWI (Microwave Imager), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
MWI (Microwave Instrument), Operational, NASA
MWIR (GF-4) (Medium Wavelength Infrared Camera), Operational, CRESDA
MWR (Microwave Radiometer), No longer operational, ESA
MWR (MicroWave Radiometer), No longer operational, CONAE
MWRI (Micro-Wave Radiation Imager), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
MWS (Microwave Sounder), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
MWTS-1 (Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
MWTS-2 (Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder-2), Operational, NRSCC (CNSA, CAST)
MX (Cartosat-3) (Multispectral VNIR), Proposed, ISRO
MX (HRSAT) (Multispectral HR VNIR), Being developed, ISRO
MxT (Multi-spectral CCD Camera), No longer operational, ISRO

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N

NanoDragon Color camera & AIS receiver (NanoDragon Color camera & AIS receiver), Being developed, VAST
NEMS (Nimbus-E Microwave Sounder), No longer operational, NASA
NigeriaSat 2 Remote Sensing (Med and High Res) (NigeriaSat 2 Remote Sensing (Med and High Res)), Operational, NASRDA
NigeriaSat Medium Resolution (NigeriaSat Remote Sensing (medium resolution)), No longer operational, NASRDA
NigeriaSat X Remote Sensing (Medium Resolution) (NigeriaSat X Remote Sensing (Medium Resolution)), Operational, NASRDA
NIRST (New Infrared Sensor Technology), No longer operational, CONAE (CSA)
NIR-SWIR (Multi-spectral Optical Camera - Near & Short Wave Infrared), Approved, CONAE, AEB
NISTAR (NIST Advanced Radiometer), Operational, NASA (NOAA)
NMS (Neutral Mass Spectrometer), Operational, JAXA (CSA)
NOAA Comms (Communications package for NOAA), Operational, NOAA
NSCAT (NASA Scatterometer), No longer operational, NASA
NVK (Low-frequency wave complex), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS

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OCI (Ocean Color Instrument), Being developed, NASA
OCM (Oceansat-2) (Ocean Colour Monitor (Oceansat-2)), Operational, ISRO
OCM (Oceansat-3) (Ocean Colour Monitor (Oceansat-3)), Proposed, ISRO
OCTS (Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner), No longer operational, JAXA
OEA (Optical-electronic equipment), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
OEA (Optical Electronic Apparatus), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
OEK VR (Multispectral optoelectronic high resolution module), Approved, ROSKOSMOS
OLCI (Ocean and Land Colour Imager), Operational, ESA (COM)
OLI (Operational Land Imager), Operational, USGS (NASA)
OLI-2 (Operational Land Imager 2), Being developed, NASA (USGS)
OLS (Operational Linescan System), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
OMI (Ozone Measuring Instrument), Operational, NSO (FMI, NASA)
OMPS (Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite), Operational, NOAA
OMPS-L (Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite Limb Profiler), Operational, NASA (NOAA)
OMS (Ozone Monitoring Suite), TBD, CAST (NSMC-CMA, CNSA)
OPS (Optical Sensor), No longer operational, JAXA
Optical Sensors (Pan, Multi) (Wide-swath and high-resolution optical imager (Pan, Multi)), Proposed,
OSIRIS (Optical Spectrograph and Infra-Red Imaging System), Operational, CSA (SNSA)
OSMI (Ocean Scanning Multispectral Imager), No longer operational, KARI
OV5682 (OV5682), No longer operational, FUTA (NASRDA)
Overhauser Magnetometer (OM), Operational, CNES
Ozon-M (Ozon-M), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS

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P

PALSAR (Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar), No longer operational, JAXA (METI)
PALSAR-2 (Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar-2), Operational, JAXA
PALSAR-3 (Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar-3), Being developed, JAXA
Pamela (Pamela), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
PAN (BJ-1) (Panchromatic Imager), No longer operational, NRSCC (CAST)
PAN (BJ-2) (Panchromatic Imager) [aka SSTL-300 S1 Imager (PAN)], Operational, NRSCC (21AT)
PAN (Cartosat-1) (Panchromatic Camera), No longer operational, ISRO
PAN (Cartosat-2) (Panchromatic Camera), Operational, ISRO
PAN (Cartosat-2A/2B) (Panchromatic Camera), Operational, ISRO
PAN (Cartosat-2E) (Panchromatic Camera), Operational, ISRO
PAN (Cartosat-3) (Panchromatic sensor), Being developed, ISRO
PAN (CBERS-4) (Panchromatic and Multispectral Imager), Operational, CAST (INPE)
PAN (FORMOSAT) (Panchromatic Imager), No longer operational, NSPO
PAN (GF-1) (Panchromatic and multispectral imager), Operational, CRESDA
PAN (GF-2) (Panchromatic and multispectral imager), Operational, CRESDA
PAN (GISTDA) (Panchromatic imager), Operational, GISTDA
PAN (HRSAT) (Panchromatic Camera), Being developed, ISRO
PAN (IRS-1C/1D) (Panchromatic sensor), No longer operational, ISRO
PAN (SJ-9A) (Panchromatic and multispectral imager), No longer operational, CRESDA
PAN (ZY-1-02C) (Panchromatic and multispectral imager), No longer operational, CRESDA
PAN CAMERA (Panchromatic Camera), Operational, ASI
PAN THEOS-2 (GISTDA) (Panchromatic imager THEOS-2), Operational, GISTDA
PAN+MS (RGB+NIR) (Ingenio PAN+MS (RGB+NIR)), Being developed, CDTI (ESA)
Paz SAR-X (X Band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Operational, CDTI (HISDESAT)
P-Band SAR (P-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Being developed, ESA
PEM (Particle Environment Monitor), No longer operational, NASA
PHA (Pulse Height Analyzer), Operational, NOAA (NASA)
PicoDragon color camera (PicoDragon color camera), No longer operational, VAST
PlasMag (Plasma-Magnetometer), Operational, NOAA (NASA)
POLDER (POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances), No longer operational, CNES (JAXA)
POLDER-2 (POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances), No longer operational, CNES (JAXA)
POLDER-P (POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances (PARASOL version)), No longer operational, CNES
POSEIDON-1 (SSALT-1) (Positioning Ocean Solid Earth Ice Dynamics Orbiting Navigator (Single frequency solid state radar altimeter)), No longer operational, CNES
POSEIDON-2 (SSALT-2) (Positioning Ocean Solid Earth Ice Dynamics Orbiting Navigator (Single frequency solid state radar altimeter)), No longer operational, CNES
POSEIDON-3 (Positioning Ocean Solid Earth Ice Dynamics Orbiting Navigator (Single frequency solid state radar altimeter)), Operational, CNES
POSEIDON-3B Altimeter (Positioning Ocean Solid Earth Ice Dynamics Orbiting Navigator (Single frequency solid state radar altimeter)), Operational, CNES
Poseidon-4 Altimeter (Poseidon-4 SAR Radar Altimeter), Being developed, CNES (ESA)
PR (Precipitation Radar), No longer operational, JAXA (NICT, NASA)
PR (Precipitation Radar), Proposed, NSMC-CMA
PREMOS (PREcision Monitoring of Solar Variability), No longer operational, CNES
PRISM (Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping), No longer operational, JAXA
PSA (Panchromatic imaging system), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
PSS (Panchromatic imaging system), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)

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Q

None.

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R

R-225 (Single channel microwave radiometer), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
R-400 (R-400), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
R-600 (Single channel microwave radiometer), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
RA (Radar Altimeter), No longer operational, ESA
RA-2 (Radar Altimeter - 2), No longer operational, ESA
RaBIT (Radio Beacon for Ionospheric Tomography), No longer operational, ISRO
RAD (Microwave radiometer), Operational, NSOAS
RapidScat (Rapid Scatterometer), No longer operational, NASA
RASAT VIS Multispectral (RASAT VIS Multispectral camera), Operational, TUBITAK
RASAT VIS Panchromatic (RASAR VIS Panchromatic camera), Operational, TUBITAK
RBE (RBE), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
RCHA (RCHA), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
RCM see: SAR (RCM) (Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) C band), Operational, CSA (NRCAN, DND, DFO, AAFC, ECCC, PSC)
RDSA (Multispectral Imager), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
RF Beacon (Radio Frequency Beacon), Operational, NOAA (UCAR)
RIS (Retroreflector in Space), No longer operational, JAXA
RLSBO (Side looking microwave radar), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (NIIRI)
RM-08 (Scanning Microwave Radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET (NSAU)
RMK-2 (Radiation Measurement Complex), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
RMS (Radiation measurement system), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
RO (RO), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
ROSA (Radio Occultation Sounder for the Atmosphere), Operational, ASI (ISRO)
ROSA (Radio Occultation Sensor for Atmosphere), Operational, ISRO
ROSA (Radio Occultation Sounder for the Atmosphere), No longer operational, ASI (CONAE)
RRA (Retroreflector Array), Operational, CNES
RRI (Radio Receiver Instrument), Operational, CSA
RSI (Remote Sensing Imager), Operational, NSPO

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S&R (GOES) (Search and Rescue), Operational, NOAA
S&R (NOAA) (Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking), Operational, NOAA
SAGE I (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment I instrument), No longer operational, NASA
SAGE II (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment-II), No longer operational, NASA (ROSKOSMOS)
SAGE III (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment-III), No longer operational, NASA (ROSKOSMOS)
SAGE-III (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment), Operational, NASA
SAMS (Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder instrument), No longer operational, NASA
SAPHIR (Sondeur Atmospherique du Profil'd’Humidite Intertropicale par Radiometrie), Operational, CNES
SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar X band), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
SAR (KOMPSAT-6) (SAR (KOMPSAT-6)), Being developed, KARI
SAR (RADARSAT) (Synthetic Aperture Radar (CSA) C band), No longer operational, CSA
SAR (RADARSAT-2) (Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) C band), Operational, CSA
SAR (RCM) (Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) C band) [aka RCM], Operational, CSA (NRCAN, DND, DFO, AAFC, ECCC, PSC)
SAR (RISAT) (Synthetic Aperature Radiometer (RISAT)), Operational, ISRO
SAR 2000 (Synthetic Aperture Radar - 2000), Operational, ASI (MoD (Italy))
SAR-10 (Synthetic Aperture Radar), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (NPO PLANETA)
SAR-3 (Synthetic Aperture Radar), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
SAR-70 (Synthetic Aperture Radar), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (NPO PLANETA)
SAR-L (L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Operational, CONAE
SAR-X (Synthetic Aperature Radiometer (RISAT-2)), Operational, ISRO
SASS (SeaSat-A Scatterometer System), No longer operational, NASA
S-Band SAR (S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar), No longer operational, CAST
S-band SAR (S-band SAR), Operational, UKSA (CSIRO)
S-band SAR (NISAR) (S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) (NISAR)), Approved, ISRO
SBUV/1 (Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet 2 instrument), No longer operational, NASA
SBUV/2 (Solar Backscattter Ultra-Violet Instrument/2), Operational, NOAA
SBUV/3 (Solar Backscattter Ultra-Violet Instrument/3), No longer operational, NOAA
SCA (SCA), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
SCA see: SCAT (Wind SCATerometer), Operational, CNES
SCAMP (SCAMP), No longer operational, FUTA (NASRDA)
Scanning Spectrometer (GeoCarb) (Scanning Spectrometer (GeoCarb)), Being developed, NASA
ScaRaB (Scanner for Earth's Radiation Budget), Operational, CNES
ScaRaB/MV2 (Scanner for Earth's Radiation Budget), No longer operational, CNES (NPO PLANETA)
SCAT (Scatterometer), Operational, NSOAS
SCAT (Wind SCATerometer) [aka SCA], Operational, CNES
Scatterometer (Oceansat-2) (Scatterometer (Oceansat-2)), No longer operational, ISRO
Scatterometer (Oceansat-3) (Scatterometer (Oceansat-3)), Being developed, ISRO
Scatterometer (Scatsat-1) (Scatterometer (Scatsat-1)), Operational, ISRO
Scatterometer (Scatsat-1A) (Scatterometer (Scatsat-1A)), Being developed, ISRO
SCIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography), No longer operational, ESA (DLR)
SCMR (Surface Composition Mapping Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA
SCR (Nimbus-5) (Selective Chopper Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA
SeaWinds (SeaWinds), No longer operational, NASA
SEI (Suprathermal Electron Imager), Operational, CSA
SEISS (Space Environment In Situ Suite), Operational, NOAA
SEM (Space Environment Monitor), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
SEM (GOES) (Space Environment Monitor), Operational, NOAA
SEM (JAXA) (Space Environment Monitor (JAXA)), No longer operational, JAXA
SEM (POES) (Space Environment Monitor), Operational, NOAA
SEM/EPS (Energetic Particles Sensor), No longer operational, NOAA
SEM/HEPAD (High Energy Proton and Alpha Particles Detector), No longer operational, NOAA
SEM/MAG (Magnetometer), No longer operational, NOAA
SEM/MEPED (Medium Energy Proton Detector ), No longer operational, NOAA
SEM/TED (Total Energy Detector), No longer operational, NOAA
SEM/XRS-EUV (X-Ray Sensor - Extreme Ultra-Violet Sensor), No longer operational, NOAA
SEP (Space Environment Monitoring Instrument Package), Operational, NSMC-CMA
SES (Space Environment Suite, improved SEM), Operational, CAST (NSMC-CMA, CNSA)
Severjanin see: BRLK (X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Operational, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
SEVIRI (Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infra-Red Imager), Operational, EUMETSAT (ESA)
SFM-2 (UV limb spectrometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
SGLI (Second-generation Global Imager), Operational, JAXA
SGR-ReSI (Space GNSS Receiver - Remote Sensing Instrument), No longer operational, UKSA
SHMASR (Medium resolution wide capture multispectral optical sensor), Proposed, ROSKOSMOS
SHMSA-SR (Medium resolution wide capture multispectral optical sensor), Operational, ROSKOSMOS
SHMSA-VR (High resolution wide capture multispectral optical sensor), Operational, ROSKOSMOS
SI (Star Imager), Operational, DNSC
SILVA (SILVA), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
SIM (Spectral Irradiance Monitor), Operational, NASA
SIM (Solar Irradiation Monitor), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
SIM-2 (Solar Irradiation Monitor-2), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
SIRAL (SAR Interferometer Radar Altimeter), Operational, ESA
SLIM-6 (Surrey Linear Imager - 6 channel), No longer operational, UKSA
SLIM-6-22 (Surrey Linear Imager - 6 channel - 22m resolution), Operational, UKSA
SLR-3 (Side looking Radar), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (NPO PLANETA)
SLSTR (Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer), Operational, ESA (COM)
SMEI (Solar Mass Ejection Imager), No longer operational, NASA
SMILES (Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder), No longer operational, JAXA (NICT)
SMMR (Scanning Multi-channel Microwave Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA
SMR (Submillimetre Radiometer), Operational, SNSA
SODISM (SOlar Diameter Imager and Surface Mapper), No longer operational, CNES
SOLSTICE (SOLar STellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment), Operational, NASA
Sounder (Sounder), Operational, NOAA
Sounder (INSAT) (IR Sounder), Operational, ISRO
SOVAP (SOlar Variability Picard radiometer), No longer operational, CNES
Spectrometer (OCO) (Spectrometer (OCO)), No longer operational, NASA
Spectrometer (OCO-2) (Spectrometer (OCO-2)), Operational, NASA
Spectrometer (OCO-3) (Spectrometer (OCO-3)), Operational, NASA (JAXA)
Spectrometer (TEMPO) (Spectrometer (TEMPO)), Being developed, NASA
SPEXone (Spectro-Polarimeter for Exploration), Being developed, NSO, SRON (NASA)
SPM (Solar Proton Monitor), No longer operational, NOAA
SR (Scanning Radiometer), No longer operational, NOAA
SRAL (SAR Radar Altimeter), Operational, ESA (COM)
SROSMO (Spectroradiometer for ocean monitoring), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
SSB/X-2 (Special Sensor Gamma Ray Particle Detector), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
SSI/ES-2 (Special Sensor Ionospheric Plasma Drift/Scintillation Meter), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
SSI/ES-3 (Special Sensor Ionospheric Plasma Drift/Scintillation Meter), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
SSJ/4 (Special Sensor Precipitating Plasma Monitor), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
SSJ/5 (Special Sensor Precipitating Plasma Monitor), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
SSM (Special Sensor Magnetometer), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
SSM/I (Special Sensor Microwave Imager), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
SSM/IS (Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
SSM/T-1 (Special Sensor Microwave Temperature Sounder), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
SSM/T-2 (Special Sensor Microwave Water Vapor Sounder), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
SSTI (Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking Instrument), No longer operational, ESA
SSTL-300 S1 Imager (MS) see: MSI (BJ-2) (Multispectral Imager), Operational, NRSCC (21AT)
SSTL-300 S1 Imager (PAN) see: PAN (BJ-2) (Panchromatic Imager), Operational, NRSCC (21AT)
SSTM-1 (Oceansat-3) (Sea Surface Temperature Monitor-1), Being developed, ISRO
SSU (Stratospheric Sounding Unit), No longer operational, NOAA
SSULI (Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager), Operational, NOAA
SSUSI (Special Sensor Ultraviolet Spectrographic Imager), Operational, NOAA
SSZ (SSZ), No longer operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
STIS (Supra Thermal Ion Sensor), Proposed, NOAA (NASA)
STR (Star Tracker Set (3)), Operational, ESA
SumbandilaSat Imager see: MSI (SumbandilaSat) (Multi-Spectral Imager (SumbandilaSat)), No longer operational, SANSA (Uni of Stellenbosh)
SUSIM (UARS) (Solar Ultraviolet Irradiance Monitor), No longer operational, NASA
SUVI (Solar Ultraviolet Imager), Operational, NOAA
SWIM (Surface Waves Investigation and Monitoring), Operational, CNES
SWiPS (Solar Wind Plasma Sensor), Proposed, NOAA (NASA)
SWIR (Short Wave Infra Red), Proposed, ISRO
SXI (Solar X-ray Imager), Operational, NOAA (USAF)

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T

TANSO-CAI (Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Cloud and Aerosol Imager), Operational, JAXA (MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan))
TANSO-CAI-2 (Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Cloud and Aerosol Imager-2), Operational, JAXA (MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan))
TANSO-FTS (Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer), Operational, JAXA (MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan))
TANSO-FTS-2 (Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer-2), Operational, JAXA (MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan))
TANSO-FTS-2 Follow-on (Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer-2 Follow-on), Proposed, JAXA
TDP (Technological Development Package), No longer operational, CONAE
TES (Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer), No longer operational, NASA
TES PAN (Panchromatic Camera), No longer operational, ISRO
TGF Detectors (TGF Detectors), Approved, NYUAD (UAE SA, Khalifa University)
TGRS (TriG (Tri-GNSS) GNSS Radio-occultation System), Operational, NOAA, NSPO (UCAR)
TGSP (Trace Gas Spectrometer), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET
THIR (Temperature-Humidity Infrared Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA
TIM (Total Irradiance Monitor), Operational, NASA
TIP (Tiny Ionospheric Photometer), Operational, NOAA (UCAR, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)
TIR (Two-band Thermal Infrared Camera), Approved, CONAE, AEB
TIR (Thermal Infra Red), Proposed, ISRO
TIRS (Thermal Infrared Sensor), Operational, USGS (NASA)
TIRS-2 (Thermal Infrared Sensor 2), Being developed, NASA (USGS)
TM (Thematic Mapper), No longer operational, USGS (NASA)
TMI (TRMM Microwave Imager), No longer operational, NASA
TMR (TOPEX Microwave Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA
TOMS (Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer), No longer operational, NASA (JAXA)
TOPEX (TOPEX NASA Radar Altimeter), No longer operational, NASA
TOPSAT Telescope (TOPSAT Telescope), No longer operational, UKSA
TOU/SBUS (Total Ozone Unit & Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Sounder), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU) (TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder), No longer operational, NOAA
TRASSER (TRASSER), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
Travers SAR (Travers SAR), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
TROPICS (Microwave Spectrometer (TROPICS)), Being developed, NASA (NOAA)
TRSR (Turbo-Rogue Space Receiver), No longer operational, NASA
TSIS-1/SIM (Total Solar and Spectral Irradiance Sensor 1 - Spectral Irradiance Monitor), Operational, NASA (NOAA)
TSIS-1/TIM (Total Solar and Spectral Irradiance Sensor 1 - Total Irradiance Monitor), Operational, NASA (NOAA)
TSIS-2/SIM (Total Solar and Spectral Irradiance Sensor 2 - Spectral Irradiance Monitor), Proposed, NASA
TSIS-2/TIM (Total Solar and Spectral Irradiance Sensor 2 - Total Irradiance Monitor), Proposed, NASA
TV camera (TV camera), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS

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U

UVAS (UVAS (Ultraviolet Visible and near-infrared Atmospheric Sounder)), Being developed, CDTI (CSIC)
UVN (UV-VIS-NIR Sounder), Approved, EUMETSAT (ESA)
UVN (Sentinel-4) (UV-visible- near infrared imaging spectrometer (Sentinel-4)), Proposed, ESA (COM)
UVNS (Sentinel-5 precursor) (TROPOMI), Operational, ESA (COM, NSO)
UVNS (Sentinel-5) (Ultra-violet Visible Near-infrared Shortwave-infrared spectrometer), Being developed, ESA (EUMETSAT, COM)

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Variant (variant), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
VAS (VISSR Atmospheric Sounder), No longer operational, NOAA
VCS-MA (Vidicon Camera System - Medium Angle), No longer operational, NASA
VCS-NA (Vidicon Camera System - Narrow Angle), No longer operational, NASA
VCS-WA (Vidicon Camera System - Wide Angle), No longer operational, NASA
VDES Test Mission (VHF Data Exchange System Test Mission), Operational, NOSA
VEGETATION (VEGETATION), No longer operational, CNES (SNSA, COM)
Vegetation (Vegetation), Operational, ESA
VFM (Vector Field Magnetometer), Operational, ESA
VGA Matrix Camera, No longer operational, SANSA
VHRI-100 (Very High Resolution Imager 100), Operational, UKSA
VHRR (Very High Resolution Radiometer), No longer operational, ISRO
VHRR (Very High Resolution Radiometer), No longer operational, NOAA
VIIRS (Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite), Operational, NOAA (NASA)
VIRR (Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (10 channels)), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
VIRR (SeaSat) (Visible and Infra Red Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA
VIRS (Visible Infra-red Scanner), No longer operational, NASA
VIS-NIR (Multi-spectral Optical Camera - Visible & Near Infrared), Approved, CONAE, AEB
VISSR (Visible-Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer), No longer operational, NOAA
VISSR (GMS-4) (Visible and Infra-red Spin Scan Radiometer (GMS-4)), No longer operational, JAXA
VISSR (GMS-5) (Visible and Infra-red Spin Scan Radiometer (GMS-5)), No longer operational, JAXA (JMA)
VISSR-1 (Stretched Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer), No longer operational, NRSCC (CAST)
VISSR-2 (Stretched Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer-2), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
VNIR (Visible and Near Infra Red), Proposed, ISRO
VNIR (GF-4) (Visible and Near-Infrared Camera), Operational, CRESDA
VNREDSat-1 MS (VNREDSat-1 Multispectral), Operational, VAST (ASTRIUM)
VSC (Venus Superspectral Camera), Operational, CNES (ISA)
VTIR (Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer), No longer operational, JAXA
VTPR (Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer), No longer operational, NOAA

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WAI (Wide-field Auroral Imager), Operational, NSMC-CMA
WAOSS-B (Wide-Angle Optoelectronic Stereo Scanner), No longer operational, DLR
WEFAX (Weather Facsimile), No longer operational, NOAA
WFC (Wide Field Camera), Operational, NASA
WFI (Wide Field Imager), No longer operational, CAST (INPE)
WFI (Amazonia-1) (Wide Field Imager (Amazonia-1)), Approved, INPE
WFI (CBERS-4) (Wide Field Imager (CBERS)), Operational, INPE (CAST)
WFI (CBERS-4A) (Wide Field Imager), Approved, INPE (CAST)
WFV (Wide Field View), Operational, CRESDA
WiFS (Wide Field Sensor), No longer operational, ISRO
WINDII (WINDII), No longer operational, CNES (NASA)
WindRAD (Wind Radar), Prototype, NSMC-CMA (CNSA)
WindSat (WindSat), Operational, NASA
WPM (Wide Swath Panchromatic and Multispectral Camera), Approved, CAST (INPE)
WSAR (WSAR), Proposed, NSOAS (CAST)
WSMSC (Wide-Swath Multi-Spectral Surveying Instrument), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
WTE (Whale Tracker Experiment), No longer operational, CONAE
WVR (Water Vapor Radiometer), No longer operational, NASA

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X

X-Band SAR (X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Operational, DLR
XPS (XUV Photometer System), Operational, NASA
X-ray astronomy payload (X-ray astronomy payload), No longer operational, NOAA (TIFR)

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Y

None.

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Z

None.

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