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ARGUS 2000
ARGUS 2000
Khalifa University (UAE SA) (American University of Ras Al Khaimah)Current: -
Future: MeznSat
Complete: -
ApprovedEarth radiation budget radiometersARGUS 2000 can be utilized to map the spatial variation of greenhouse gases and to identify rocks and minerals with known reflectance spectra. Measurement interpretation requires spacecraft attitude information for an accurate geolocation of the spectrometer surface pixel, application of a radiative transfer retrieval algorithm and knowledge of surface cloud conditions and topography. Utilizing a near nadir-pointing configuration, the spectrometer can record infrared radiation emitted from the Earth's surface and atmosphere to space.
Waveband:1000 nm – 1650 nm range
SWIR
Spatial resolution:InGaAs detector 1000nm - 1650nm infrared range, 6nm spectral resolution.
Best resolution: 6 m
Swath width:The full-width-half-maximum is estimated at 0.15 degrees. At a typical LEO orbital height of 600km, this corresponds to a surface tile of length 1.57km.
Accuracy:Due to alignment difficulties and variation between test lamps and solar insolation, results are only accurate to approximately 10%.
Data Access:Constrained Access
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ATLID
ATmospheric LIDar
ESACurrent: -
Future: EarthCARE
Complete: -
ApprovedLidarsDerivation of cloud and aerosol properties - Measurement of molecular and particle backscatter in Rayleigh, co-polar and cross-polar Mie channels.
Waveband:Laser at 355 nm
UV
Spatial resolution:300 m horizontal (TBC)
Swath width:
Accuracy:
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:HDF5
BBR (EarthCARE)
BroadBand Radiometer (EarthCARE)
ESACurrent: -
Future: EarthCARE
Complete: -
ApprovedEarth radiation budget radiometersTop of the atmosphere radiances and radiative flux.
Waveband:Shortwave channel: 0.2 - 4 µm, Total channel 0.2 - 50 µm
UV, VIS, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, TIR, FIR
Spatial resolution:10 x 10 km ground pixel size for each of the three views
Swath width:
Accuracy:flux retrieval accuracy 10 Wm-2
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:HDF5
BRLK S-range
S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
ROSKOSMOSCurrent: -
Future: Kondor-FKA N1, Kondor-FKA N2
Complete: -
ApprovedImaging microwave radarsDisaster monitoring, sea surface monitoring, information support of environmental managment
Waveband:S-band
S-Band
Spatial resolution:1-12 m
Best resolution: 1 m
Swath width:10-100 km
Accuracy:
Data Access:Constrained Access
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BRLK X-range
X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
ROSKOSMOSCurrent: -
Future: Obzor-R N1, Obzor-R N2
Complete: -
ApprovedImaging microwave radarsDisaster monitoring, sea surface monitoring, information support of environmental managment
Waveband:X-band
X-Band
Spatial resolution:1-500 m
Best resolution: 1 m
Swath width:10-750 km
Accuracy:
Data Access:Constrained Access
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CAR
High Resolution Camera
CONAECurrent: -
Future: SARE-2A (S1), SARE-2A (S2), SARE-2A (S3), SARE-2A (S4)
Complete: -
ApprovedImaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR)Panchromatic and multispectral (Vis/IR) measurements with high spatial resolution, with stereo capability for DEM generation. Applications in emergencies in general, agriculture, land use/land cover, change detection, urban environment, cartography, topography.
Waveband:Panchromatic band - P: 450-900 nm Vis/IR bands - B1: 450-520 nm - B2: 520-590 nm - B3: 630-690 nm - B4: 770-890 nm
VIS, NIR
Spatial resolution:Panchromatic band: 1 m Vis/IR bands: 4 m
Best resolution: 1 m
Swath width:12 km
Accuracy:Absolute radiometric accuracy: 5%
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CSG SAR
COSMO-SkyMed di Seconda Generazione SAR
ASI (MoD (Italy))Current: -
Future: CSG-1, CSG-2
Complete: -
ApprovedImaging microwave radarsAll-weather images of ocean, land and ice for monitoring of land surface processes, ice, environmental monitoring, risk management, environmental resources, maritime management, Earth topographic mapping.
Waveband:Microwave: X-band (9.6 GHz) single-, dual- and quad- polarization
X-Band
Spatial resolution:[range x azimuth] Spotlight: 0.5x0.35 or 0.63x0.63 m (Single/Dual pol), Stripmap: 3x3 m (Single/Dual/Quad pol), ScanSAR: 4x20 or 6x40 m (Single/Dual pol)
Best resolution: 0.35 m
Swath width:'Dual polarisation modes: Spotlight [range x azimuth]: 7.3x3.1 or 10x10 km, Stripmap: 40 km, ScanSAR: 100 or 200 km. Quad polarisation mode: 15 km.
Accuracy:-
Data Access:Constrained Access
Data Format:HDF5, GeoTiff, GML JPEG2000, STANAG 4545
ERM-2
Improved Earth Radiation Measurement
NRSCC (NSMC-CMA) (CNSA) (CAST)Current: -
Future: FY-3E, FY-3H, FY-3G
Complete: -
ApprovedEarth radiation budget radiometersMeasures Earth radiation gains and losses on regional, zonal and global scales.
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Data Access:Constrained Access
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FLORIS
FLORIS
ESACurrent: -
Future: FLEX
Complete: -
ApprovedImaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR)Mapping vegetation fluorescence to quantify photosynthetic activity.
Waveband:Several bands of the range 500-780 nm, with two types of spectral resolution: Low (1-2 nm) and High (0.1-0.5 nm)
VIS, NIR
Spatial resolution:High spectral resolution of ~0.3 nm around the Oxygen absorption bands. Other spectral areas with less pronounced absorption features will be measured at medium spectral resolution between 0.5 and 3 nm.
Best resolution: 300 m
Swath width:150 km swath
Accuracy:
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GGAK-VE
Module for Geophysical Measurements
ROSKOSMOSCurrent: -
Future: Arctica-M N1, Arctica-M N2, Arctica-M N3, Arctica-M N4, Arctica-M N5
Complete: -
ApprovedSpace environmentMonitoring and forecasting of solar activity, radiation and magnetic field in the near-Earth space, monitoring of natural and modified magnetosphere, ionosphere and upper atmosphere.
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Data Access:Constrained Access
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