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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ACRIMSAT -
Full Name Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 20 Dec 1999
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 14 Dec 2013
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.5 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.81 deg
Orbit Altitude 600 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 1 days
Objectives and Applications 5-year nominal mission life, currently being decommissioned due to age-related degradation of batteries. Operational mission will end in 2014.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereRadiation budget ACRIM III
Mission Instruments
ACRIM III - Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor
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