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ARMA-M3
Equipment for radio occultation monitoring of the atmosphere
ROSHYDROMET (ROSKOSMOS)Current: -
Future: Meteor-M N3
Complete: -
ApprovedAtmospheric temperature and humidity soundersAtmospheric temperature and humidity profiles with high vertical resolution.
Waveband:frequency ranges of GLONASS and GPS: 1227.6 - 1605.375 MHz
N/A
Spatial resolution:Sensing range of heights: 0.5 - 400 km
Swath width:
Accuracy:
Data Access:Constrained Access
Data Format:
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
Data Format:
BRLK X-range
X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
ROSKOSMOSCurrent: -
Future: Obzor-R N1, Obzor-R N3, 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
Data Format:
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%
Data Access:
Data Format:
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
MW, 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
CZS
Coastal Zone Scanner
ROSHYDROMETCurrent: -
Future: Meteor-M N3
Complete: -
ApprovedOcean colour instrumentsCoastal zone data, estimation of phytoplankton concentration.
Waveband:0.4 - 0.79 µm, 4 channels
VIS
Spatial resolution:80 m
Best resolution: 80 m
Swath width:800 km
Accuracy:
Data Access:Constrained Access
Data Format:
DCS (GOES-R)
Data Collection System (NOAA, GOES-R)
NOAACurrent: -
Future: GOES-R, GOES-S, GOES-U, GOES-T
Complete: -
ApprovedData collectionCollects data on temperature (air/water), atmospheric pressure, humidity and wind speed/direction, speed and direction of ocean and river currents.
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ERM-2
Improved Earth Radiation Measurement
NRSCC (NSMC-CMA) (CNSA) (CAST)Current: -
Future: FY-3E, FY-3G, FY-3G Copy
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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