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 (3MI), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)

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AATSR (Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer), No longer operational, UKSA
ABI (Advanced Baseline Imager), Being developed, NOAA
ACC (Accelerometer), Operational, ESA
ACE-FTS (Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) Fourier Transform Spectrometer), Operational, CSA
ACRIM II (Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor), No longer operational, NASA
ACRIM III (Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor), Operational, NASA
A-DCS4 see: ARGOS-4 (ARGOS-4), Operational, NOAA
ADEOS Comms (Communications package for ADEOS), No longer operational, JAXA
Advanced DCS (Advanced Data Collection System), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
Advanced GGAK-M (Advanced Module for Geophysical Measurements (SEM)), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
Advanced GOCI (Advanced Geostationary Ocean Colour Imager), Proposed, KARI (KORDI)
Advanced IKFS-2 (Advanced Fourier spectrometer), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
Advanced KMSS (Advanced Multispectral Imager (VIS)), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
Advanced MI (Advanced Meteorological Imager), Proposed, KARI (KMA, ITT)
Advanced MSU-MR (Advanced Multispectral scanning imager-radiometer), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
Advanced MTVZA (Advanced Scanning microwave imager-sounder), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
Advanced Radiomet (Advanced Radio-occultation receiver), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
Advanced SAR (Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar X band), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
Advanced Scatterometer (Advanced Scatterometer), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
AEISS (Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System), Operational, KARI (ASTRIUM)
AEISS-A (Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System-A), Being developed, KARI (ASTRIUM)
AHI (Advanced Himawari Imager), Being developed, JMA
AIRS (Atmospheric Infra-red Sounder), Operational, NASA
AIS (AIS Receiver), Proposed, NSC
AIS (RCM) (Automated Identification System (RADARSAT Constellation)), Being developed, CSA
ALADIN (Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument), Being developed, ESA
ALI (Advanced Land Imager), Operational, NASA
ALISS III (Advanced LISS III), Proposed, ISRO
ALISSA (Backscatter lidar), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
ALT (Radar Altimeter), Operational, NSOAS (CAST)
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, NOAA (ESA, NASA)
AMSR (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer), No longer operational, JAXA
AMSR-2 (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer -2), Operational, 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), Operational, NOAA (UKSA)
APS (Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor), No longer operational, NASA
Aquarius L-Band radiometer (Aquarius L-Band Radiometer), Operational, NASA (CONAE)
Aquarius L-Band Scatterometer (Aquarius L-Band Scatterometer), Operational, NASA (CONAE)
ARGOS-3 (ARGOS-3), Operational, CNES (NASA)
ARGOS-4 (ARGOS-4) [aka A-DCS4], Operational, NOAA
Arina (Arina), 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), Prototype, 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), Being developed, 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), 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)
AVHRR/2 (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/2), No longer operational, NOAA
AVHRR/3 (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/3), Operational, 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), Operational, Digital Globe
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)
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
CARMEN-1 (ICARE) (Influence of Space Radiation on Advanced Components), Operational, CNES (CONAE)
CARMEN-1 (SODAD) (Orbital System for an Active Detection of Debris), Operational, CNES (CONAE)
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-02C and ZY-3) (CCD and multispectral imager), Operational, CRESDA
CCD camera (Charged Coupled Device Camera), Operational, ISRO
CEFI (Canadian Electric Field Instrument), Operational, CSA (ESA)
CER (Coherent EM 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), Being developed, JAXA
CLAES (Cryogenic Limb Array Etalon Spectrometer instrument), No longer operational, NASA
Cloud Radar (Cloud radar (ACE)), Proposed, NASA
CO Sensor (ASCENDS) (CO Sensor (ASCENDS)), Proposed, NASA
CO2 and O2 LIDAR (ASCENDS) (Combined CO2 and O2 column absorption LIDAR (ASCENDS)), Proposed, NASA
COBAN (COBAN 8 Band multispectral camera ), No longer operational, TUBITAK
COCTS (China Ocean Colour & Temperature Scanner), No longer operational, CAST
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
CSC FVM (CSC fluxgate vector magnetometer), Operational, DNSC
CSG SAR (COSMO Seconda Generazione SAR), Approved, ASI (MoD (Italy))
CZI (Coastal Zone Imager), No longer operational, CAST
CZS (Coastal Zone Scanner), Approved, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)

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DCP (Data Collecting Platform Transponder), No longer operational, CAST (INPE)
DCS (Data Collecting System Transponder), Operational, INPE
DCS (Data Collection System), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
DCS (Data Collecting System Transponder), Operational, INPE (CAST)
DCS (GOES-R) (Data Collection System (NOAA, GOES-R)), Approved, 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
DCS (SAC-C) (Data Collection System), No longer operational, CONAE
DCS (SAC-D) (Data Collection System), Operational, CONAE
DDMI (CYGNSS) (Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument (DDMI)), Being developed, NASA (NOAA)
DELTA-2D (Multispectral microwave scanning radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
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)), Operational, CNES
DPR (Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar), Operational, JAXA (NICT, NASA)
DRF (DRF), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
DRT-S&R (DRT-S&R), Operational, ISRO

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ECHO-V (ECHO-V), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
ECOSTRESS (ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station), Being developed, NASA
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), Being developed, NASA (NOAA)
ERBE (Earth Radiation Budget Experiment), No longer operational, NASA
ERM (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), Being developed, NOAA (NASA)
ETM+ (Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus), Operational, USGS (NASA)
Event Imaging Spectrometer from GEO (GeoCape) (Event Imaging Spectrometer from GEO (GeoCape)), Proposed, NASA
EXIS (Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors), Being developed, NOAA

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FAI (Fast Auroral Imager), Operational, CSA
FCI (Flexible Combined Imager), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
Fluxgate magnetometer (Fluxgate magnetometer), No longer operational, CRCSS

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GAMI (Greenhouse Gases monitoring Instrument), TBD, CAST (NSMC-CMA, CNSA)
GAP (GPS receiver-based Attitude, Position, and profiling experiment (GAP)), Operational, CSA
GEDI (Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Lidar), Being developed, NASA
GEMS (Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Spectrometer), Being developed, KARI (NIER, BATC)
GeoSTAR (MW Array Spectrometer (PATH)), Proposed, NASA
Geoton-L1 (1) (Geoton-L1), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
Geoton-L1 (2) (Geoton-L1), Operational, ROSKOSMOS
GERB (Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget), Operational, EUMETSAT (RAL, ESA)
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
GLAS (Geoscience Laser Altimeter System), No longer operational, NASA
GLI (Global Imager), No longer operational, JAXA
GLM (GEO Lightning Mapper), Being developed, NOAA
GMI (GPM Microwave Imager), Operational, NASA
GMS Comms (Communications package on GMS), No longer operational, JAXA (JMA)
GNOS (GNSS Occultation Sounder), Approved, CAST (NSMC-CMA, CNSA)
GNSS POD Receiver (GNSS POD Receiver), Being developed, ESA
GOCI (Geostationary Ocean Colour Imager), Operational, KARI (ASTRIUM, KORDI)
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)
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)
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), Prototype, ROSKOSMOS

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HALOE (Halogen Occultation Experiment), No longer operational, NASA
HDWL (3D Winds) (HDWL (3D Winds)), Proposed, NASA
Himawari Comms (Communications package for Himawari), Being developed, JMA
Himawari DCS (Data Collection System for Himawari), Being developed, JMA
HiRDLS (High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder), 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), Operational, NOAA
HIRS/4 (High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/4), Operational, NOAA
HISUI (Hyperspectral Imager Suite), Being developed, METI
HPS (Hyper-Spectrometer), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
HRC (High Resolution Camera), No longer operational, CAST (INPE)
HRDI (High Resolution Doppler Imager), No longer operational, NASA
HRG (HRG), Operational, CNES
HRMX (High Resolution Multi Spectral), Proposed, ISRO
HRMX-TIR (High resoultion Mx TIR), Proposed, ISRO
HRMX-VNIR (High Resolution MX-VNIR), Proposed, ISRO
HRS (High Resolution Stereoscope), Operational, CNES
HRTC (High Resolution Panchromatic Camera), No longer operational, CONAE
HRTPC (High Resolution Technological Panchromatic Camera), Proposed, CONAE
HRV (High Resolution Visible), No longer operational, CNES
HRVIR (High Resolution Visible and Infra-red), No longer operational, CNES (SNSB)
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 (SABIA_MAR) (High Sensitivity Camera), Proposed, CONAE
HSC (SAC-D/Aquarius) (High Sensitivity Camera), 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), Approved, ASI
Hyperion (Hyperspectral Imager), Operational, NASA
HYSI (Cartosat-3) (Hyperspectral sensor), Being developed, ISRO
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, CNES (EUMETSAT)
IASI-NG (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer - New Generation), Proposed, CNES (EUMETSAT)
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), Proposed, 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 (IR-Fourier spectrometer), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
IK-radiometer (1) (IR-radiometer), Proposed, ROSKOSMOS
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 (INSAT) (Very High Resolution Radiometer), Operational, ISRO
IMAGER/MTSAT-2 (Imager/MTSAT), Operational, JMA
Imaging spectrometer (Imaging spectrometer), Approved, CSIRO
IMG (Inferometric Monitor of Greenhouse gases), No longer operational, MITI (Japan) (JAXA)
IMSC (Instrument Search Coil Magnetometer), No longer operational, CNES
IMWAS (Improved MicroWave Atmospheric Sounder), Operational, NRSCC (CNSA, CAST)
INES (Italian Navigation Experiment), No longer operational, ASI (CONAE)
IPDA LIDAR (Integrated Path Differential Absorption Light Detection and Ranging Instrument), Proposed, DLR (CNES)
IR (HJ-1B) (Infrared Camera), Operational, CAST
IR Correlation Radiometer (GeoCape) (IR Correlation Radiometer (GeoCape)), Proposed, NASA
IR Spectrometer(GACM) (IR Spectrometer(GACM)), Proposed, NASA
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), Being developed, CAST (INPE)
IRS (Infra-Red Sounder), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
IRS (SJ-9B) (Infrared scanner), 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
IVISSR (FY-2) (Improved Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (5 channels)), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)

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

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K band radiometers (SCLP) (K band radiometers (SCLP)), Proposed, NASA
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
Klimat (Scanning IR radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
Klimat-2 (Scanning IR radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
KMSS (Multispectral Imager (VIS) system), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
KONDOR-2 (Data collection and transmission system), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
Ku and X-band radars (SCLP) (Ku and X-band radars (SCLP)), Proposed, NASA

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Lagrange (LABEN GNSS Receiver for Advanced Navigation, Geodesy and Experiments), Operational, ASI
Langmuir Probe, Proposed, NSC
Laser altimeter (LIST) (Laser altimeter (LIST)), Proposed, NASA
Laser Reflectors (Laser Reflectors), Operational, CNES
Laser Reflectors (ESA) (Laser Reflectors), Operational, ESA
L-band Radar (SMAP) (L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SMAP)), Being developed, NASA
L-band Radiometer (SMAP) (L-band Radiometer (SMAP)), Being developed, NASA
L-band SAR (L-band Synthetic Apature Radar), No longer operational, JAXA (METI)
L-band SAR (NISAR) (L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) (NISAR)), Proposed, NASA (ISRO)
LCCRA (Laser Corner Cube Reflector Assembly), Operational, ASI
LEISA AC (LEISA Atmospheric Corrector), Operational, NASA
LI (Lightning Imager), Being developed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
Lidar (Lidar), Proposed, NASA
LIMS (Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere), 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
LiV HYSI (Limb Viewing Hyperspectral Imager VNIR), No longer operational, ISRO
LM (Lightning Mapper), Approved, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
LOTUSat 1 SAR (LOTUSat 1 SAR), Proposed, VAST
LOTUSat 2 SAR (LOTUSat 2 SAR), Proposed, 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, NOAA (ESA, NASA)
LRI (Laser Ranging Instrument), Being developed, 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

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MAC (Multi-Angle Multispectral Camera), Proposed, CONAE
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
Magnetometer (NOAA) (Magnetometer), Approved, NOAA
MAXIE (Magnetospheric Atmospheric X-ray Imaging Experiment), No longer operational, NOAA (USAF)
MCP (Meteorological Communications Package (MCP)), Operational,
MCSI (Multiple Channel Scanning Imager), Approved, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
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), Approved, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
MESSR (Multispectral Electronic Self-Scanning Radiometer), No longer operational, JAXA
MET P/L see: PCWMP (PCW Meteorological Payload (1 on each PCW S/C)), Proposed, CSA (EnvCan)
Meteosat Comms (Communications package for Meteosat), Operational, EUMETSAT
METimage (Multi Spectral Imager), Proposed, EUMETSAT (DLR)
MGF (Fluxgate Magnetometer ), Operational, CSA
MHS (Microwave Humidity Sounder), Operational, EUMETSAT
MI (Meteorological Imager), Operational, KARI (KMA, ITT)
Microwave limb sounder (GACM) (Microwave limb sounder (GACM)), Proposed, NASA
MIPAS (Michelson Interferometric Passive Atmosphere Sounder), No longer operational, ESA
MIRAS (Multichannel Infrared Atmospheric Sounder), Operational, NRSCC (CNSA, CAST)
MIRAS (SMOS) (Microwave Imaging Radiometer using Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS)), Operational, ESA
MIRS (Middle IR Scanner), 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
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
MS (Multispectral Imager), Operational, DMI
MS (Multispectral Imager), Operational, NSPO
MS (Multispectral Imager), Operational, GeoEye
MS (GISTDA) (Multi spectral imager), Operational, GISTDA
MSA (1) (Multispectral imaging equipment), Proposed, ROSKOSMOS
MSA (2) (Multispectral imaging equipment), Proposed, ROSKOSMOS
MSC (Multi-Spectral Camera), Operational, KARI (E-LOP)
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 (EarthCARE) (Multi-Spectral Imager (EarthCARE)), Approved, ESA
MSI (Sentinel-2) (Multi-Spectral Instrument (Sentinel-2)), Being developed, ESA (EC)
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)
MSS (Sich) (Multispectral Scanner), Operational, NSAU
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), Proposed, 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-UM (Visible Multi-Spectral Radiometer), Proposed, NSAU
MSU-V (Multispectral high resolution conical scanner), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
MTSAT Comms (Communications package for MTSAT), Operational, JMA
MTSAT DCS (Data Collection System for MTSAT), Operational, JMA
MTVZA (Scanning microwave imager-sounder), Operational, ROSKOSMOS (ROSHYDROMET)
MTVZA-OK (Scanning microwave radiometer), No longer operational, ROSHYDROMET
Multi-band UV/VIS Spectrometer (ACE) (Multi-band UV/VIS Spectrometer (ACE)), Proposed, NASA
Multi-spectral thermal infrared imager (HyspIRI) (Multi-spectral thermal infrared imager (HyspIRI)), Proposed, NASA
MUX (Multispectral CCD Camera), Being developed, INPE (CAST)
MUX (SJ-9A) (Multispectral CCD Camera), Operational, CRESDA
MUX (ZY-3) (Multispectral CCD Camera), Operational, CRESDA
MVIRI (METEOSAT Visible and Infra-Red Imager), 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)
MWAS (MicroWave Atmospheric Sounder), Operational, NRSCC (CNSA, CAST)
MWHS (MicroWave Humidity Sounder), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
MWHS-2 (Improved MicroWave Humidity Sounder), Operational, CAST (NSMC-CMA, CNSA)
MWI (Microwave Imager), Proposed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
MWI (Microwave Instrument), Being developed, NASA
MWR (Microwave Radiometer), No longer operational, ESA
MWR (MicroWave Radiometer), Operational, CONAE
MWRI (MicroWave Radiation Imager), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
MWS (Microwave Sounder), Proposed, EUMETSAT (ESA)
MWTS (Microwave Temperature Sounder), Operational, NRSCC (NSMC-CMA, CNSA, CAST)
MWTS-2 (Improved Microwave Temperature Sounder), Operational, CAST (NSMC-CMA, CNSA)
MX (Cartosat-3) (Multispectral VNIR), Proposed, ISRO
MxT (Multi-spectral CCD Camera), No longer operational, ISRO

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N

Next Gen APS (ACE) (Next Gen APS (ACE)), Proposed, NASA
NigeriaSat Medium and High Resolution (NigeriaSat Remote Sensing (Medium and High Resolution)), Operational, NASRDA
NigeriaSat Medium Resolution (NigeriaSat Remote Sensing (medium resolution)), No longer operational, NASRDA
NigeriaSat Medium Resolution (NigeriaSat Remote Sensing (Medium Resolution)), Operational, NASRDA
NIRST (New Infrared Sensor Technology), Operational, CONAE (CSA)
NIR-SWIR (Multi-spectral Optical Camera near&short_wave_infrared), Approved, CONAE
NISTAR (NIST active Cavity Radiometer), Being developed, NASA (NOAA)
NMS (Neutral Mass Spectrometer), Operational, CSA
NOAA Comms (Communications package for NOAA), Operational, NOAA
Norsat-1 Instrument (Norsat-1 Instrument), Proposed, NSC
NSCAT (NASA Scatterometer), No longer operational, NASA
NVK (Low-frequency wave complex), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS

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O

Ocean Color Spectrometer (Ocean Color Spectrometer), Proposed, NASA
OCM (Ocean Colour Monitor), Operational, ISRO
OCM (Oceansat-3) (Ocean Colour Monitor (Oceansat-3)), Proposed, ISRO
OCS (Ocean colour scanner), Being developed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
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)
OLCI (Ocean and Land Colour Imager), Approved, ESA (EC)
OLI (Operational Land Imager), Operational, USGS (NASA)
OLS (Operational Linescan System), Operational, NOAA (DoD (USA))
OMI (Ozone Measuring Instrument), Operational, NSO (NASA)
OMPS (Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite), Operational, NOAA
OMPS-L (Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite Limb Profiler), Being developed, NASA (NOAA)
OMS (Ozone Monitoring Suite), TBD, CAST (NSMC-CMA, CNSA)
OPS (Optical Sensor), No longer operational, JAXA
OSIRIS (Optical Spectrograph and Infra-Red Imaging System), Operational, CSA (SNSB)
OSMI (Ocean Scanning Multispectral Imager), No longer operational, KARI
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 (ALOS-2) (Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar-2), Being developed, JAXA
Pamela (Pamela), Operational, ROSKOSMOS
PAN (BJ-1) (Panchromatic Imager), No longer operational, NRSCC (CAST)
PAN (Cartosat-1) (Panchromatic Camera), 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) (Panchromatic and multispectral imager), Being developed, CAST (INPE)
PAN (FORMOSAT) (Panchromatic Imager), Operational, NSPO
PAN (GISTDA) (Panchromatic imager), Operational, GISTDA
PAN (IRS-1C/1D) (Panchromatic sensor), No longer operational, ISRO
PAN (SJ-9A) (Panchromatic and multispectral imager), Operational, CRESDA
PAN (ZY-02C) (Panchromatic and multispectral imager), Operational, CRESDA
PAN CAMERA (Panchromatic Camera), Approved, ASI
PAN+MS (RGB+NIR) (Ingenio PAN+MS (RGB+NIR)), Being developed, CDTI (ESA)
Panchromatic imager (Panchromatic imager), Prototype, CSIRO
Paz SAR-X (X Band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Being developed, CDTI
P-Band SAR (P-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Being developed, ESA
PCW PHEOS - Atmospheric (Polar Highly Elliptical Orbit Science Weather, Climate & Air Quality Mission), Proposed, CSA (EnvCan)
PCW PHEOS - Solar-Terrestrial (Polar Highly Elliptical Orbit Science, Solar-Terrestrial Mission), Proposed, CSA
PCWMP (PCW Meteorological Payload (1 on each PCW S/C)) [aka MET P/L], Proposed, CSA (EnvCan)
PEM (Particle Environment Monitor), No longer operational, NASA
PHA (Pulse Height Analyzer), Being developed, NOAA (NASA)
Plasma-Mag (Plasma-Mag), Being developed, NOAA (NASA)
Polarimeter (Polarimeter), Proposed, 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), Operational, JAXA (NICT, NASA)
PREMOS (PREcision Monitoring of Solar Variability), No longer operational, CNES
PRISM (Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping), No longer operational, JAXA
PRISM-2 (ALOS-3) (Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping-2), Proposed, 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
Radiomet (Radio-occultation receiver), Approved, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
RASAT VIS Multispectral (RASAT VIS Multispectral camera), Operational, TUBITAK
RASAT VIS Panchromatic (RASAR VIS Panchromatic camera), Operational, TUBITAK
RBE (RBE), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
RBI (Radiation Budget Instrument), Being developed, NASA
RCHA (RCHA), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
RCM see: SAR (RCM) (Synthetic Aperture Radar (CSA) C band), Being developed, CSA (NRCAN, DND, DFO, AAFC, EnvCan, PSC)
RDSA (Multispectral Imager), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
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), Proposed, 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), Operational, ASI (CONAE)
RRA (Retroreflector Array), Operational, CNES
RRI (Radio Receiver Instrument), Operational, CSA

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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), Being developed, 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), Being developed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
SAR (RADARSAT) (Synthetic Aperture Radar (CSA) C band), No longer operational, CSA
SAR (RADARSAT-2) (Synthetic Aperture Radar (CSA) C band), Operational, CSA
SAR (RCM) (Synthetic Aperture Radar (CSA) C band) [aka RCM], Being developed, CSA (NRCAN, DND, DFO, AAFC, EnvCan, PSC)
SAR (RISAT) (Synthetic Aperature Radiometer (RISAT)), Operational, ISRO
SAR 2000 (Synthetic Aperture Radar - 2000), Operational, ASI (MoD (Italy))
SAR components testing (SAR components testing), TBD, CONAE
SAR Payload (SAR Payload), Approved, KARI
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), Being developed, CONAE
SAR-X (Synthetic Aperature Radiometer (RISAT-2)), Operational, ISRO
S-Band SAR (S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar), Operational, CAST
S-band SAR (NISAR) (S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) (NISAR)), Proposed, 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), Approved, EUMETSAT (ESA)
SCA see: SCAT (Wind SCATerometer), Being developed, CNES
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], Being developed, CNES
Scatterometer (Meteor) (Scatterometer), Approved, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
Scatterometer (OCEANSAT-2) (Scatterometer (OCEANSAT-2)), No longer operational, ISRO
Scatterometer (Scatsat-1) (Scatterometer (Scatsat-1)), Operational, ISRO
SCIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography), No longer operational, ESA (DLR)
SDR (Software Defined Radio), Operational, NSC
SeaWinds (SeaWinds), Operational, NASA
SEI (Suprathermal Electron Imager), Operational, CSA
SEISS (Space Environment In Situ Suite), Being developed, 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-N (Space Environment Monitor - NPOESS), Being developed, USAF
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), Approved, JAXA
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), Approved, ESA (EC)
SMILES (Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder), No longer operational, JAXA (NICT)
SMR (Submillimetre Radiometer), Operational, SNSB
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)), Being developed, NASA (JAXA)
Spectrometer (TEMPO) (Spectrometer (TEMPO)), Being developed, NASA
SRAL (SAR Radar Altimeter), Approved, ESA (EC)
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
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))
STR (Star Tracker Set (3)), Operational, ESA
SumbandilaSat Imager (SumbandilaSat Imager), No longer operational, SANSA (Uni of Stellenbosh)
SUSIM (UARS) (Solar Ultraviolet Irradiance Monitor), No longer operational, NASA
SU-UMS (Stereo Radiometer with High Resolution), Proposed, NSAU
SUVI (Solar Ultraviolet Imager), Being developed, NOAA
SU-VR (Visible Radiometer with High Resolution), Proposed, NSAU
SWIM (Surface Waves Investigation and Monitoring), Approved, CNES
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), Being developed, 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), Being developed, JAXA (MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan))
TDP (Technological Development Package), Operational, CONAE
TES (Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer), Operational, NASA
TES PAN (Panchromatic Camera), No longer operational, ISRO
TGRS (TriG (Tri-GNSS) GNSS Radio-occultation System), Proposed, NOAA, NSPO (UCAR)
TGSP (Trace Gas Spectrometer), Proposed, ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)
TIM (Total Irradiance Monitor), Operational, NASA
TIR (Two band Thermal Infrarred Camera), Approved, CONAE
TIR (Oceansat-3) (Thermal Infrared Radiometer (Oceansat-3)), Being developed, ISRO
TIRS (Thermal Infrared Sensor), Operational, USGS (NASA)
TM (Thematic Mapper), No longer operational, USGS (NASA)
TMI (TRMM Microwave Imager), 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
TriG (TriG Receiver for Radio Occultation), Being developed, NOAA (ESA, NASA)
TRSR (Turbo-Rogue Space Receiver), No longer operational, NASA
TSI, Proposed, NSC
TSIS-1 (Total Solar and Spectral Irradiance Sensor 1), Being developed, NOAA (NASA)
TSIS-2 (Total Solar and Spectral Irradiance Sensor 2), Being developed, NASA
TSX-NG X-Band SAR (TSX-NG X-Band SAR), Proposed, DLR
TV camera (TV camera), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS

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U

UV Spectrometer (GACM) (UV Spectrometer (GACM)), Proposed, NASA
UV/Vis Near IR Wide Imaging Spectrometer (Geo-Cape) (UV/Vis Near IR Wide Imaging Spectrometer (Geo-Cape)), Proposed, NASA
UVAS (UVAS (Ultraviolet Visible and near-infrared Atmospheric Sounder)), Being developed, CDTI
UVN (UV-VIS-NIR Sounder), Approved, EUMETSAT (ESA)
UVN (Sentinel-4) (UV-visible- near infrared imaging spectrometer (Sentinel-4)), Proposed, ESA (EC)
UVNS (Sentinel-5 precursor) (Ultra-violet Visible Near-infrared Shortwave-infrared spectrometer), Proposed, ESA (EC, NSO)
UVNS (Sentinel-5) (Ultra-violet Visible Near-infrared Shortwave-infrared spectrometer), Proposed, ESA (EC)
UV-VIS (Multi-spectral Optical Camera ultraviolet_visible), Approved, CONAE

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V

Variant (variant), No longer operational, ROSKOSMOS
VAS (VISSR Atmospheric Sounder), No longer operational, NOAA
VEGETATION (VEGETATION), Operational, CNES (SNSB, EC)
Vegetation (Vegetation), Operational, ESA
VFM (Vector Field Magnetometer), Operational, ESA
VHR PAN Camera and MS Camera (Very High Resolution Panchromatic Camera and Multi-Spectral Camera), Proposed, ASI
VHRR (Very High Resolution Radiometer), Operational, ISRO
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)
VIRS (Visible Infra-red Scanner), No longer operational, NASA
Visible imaging spectrometer (HyspIRI) (Visible imaging spectrometer (HyspIRI)), Proposed, NASA
VISSR (FY-2) (Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (3 channels)), No longer operational, NRSCC (CAST)
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)
VNREDSat 1 HS (VNREDSat 1 Hyperspectral), Proposed, VAST
VNREDSat 1 MS (VNREDSat 1 Multispectral), Operational, VAST (ASTRIUM)
VSC (Venus Superspectral Camera), Being developed, CNES (ISA)
VTIR (Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer), No longer operational, JAXA

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W

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-2 (Amazonia-1) (Wide Field Imager-2 (Amazonia-1)), Approved, INPE
WFI-2 (CBERS) (Wide Field Imager-2 (CBERS)), Being developed, INPE (CAST)
WiFS (Wide Field Sensor), No longer operational, ISRO
WINDII (WINDII), No longer operational, CNES (NASA)
WindRAD (Wind Radar), Prototype, NSMC-CMA (CNSA)
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

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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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