THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ERBS -
Full Name Earth Radiation Budget Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 05 Oct 1984
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 14 Oct 2005
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 96.3 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 57 deg
Orbit Altitude 585 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Earth radiation budget measurements.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols SAGE II
Atmospheric Humidity Fields SAGE II
Atmospheric Winds SAGE II
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature SAGE II
Ozone SAGE II
Radiation budget ERBE
Trace gases (excluding ozone) SAGE II
Atmospheric Temperature Fields SAGE II
Mission Instruments
ERBE - Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
SAGE II - Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment-II
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