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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ADEOS -
Full Name Advanced Earth Observing Satellite
aka Midori
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies JAXA, CNES, MITI (Japan), MOE (Japan), NASA Launch Date 17 Aug 1996
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 30 Jun 1997
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 100.92 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.59 deg
Orbit Altitude 797 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:50 Repeat Cycle 41 days
Objectives and Applications An earth observation satellite acquiring global-scale observation data such as maritime meteorological conditions, atmospheric ozone, and gases that promote global warming.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols ILAS, POLDER
Atmospheric Humidity Fields POLDER
Ozone ILAS, TOMS
Trace gases (excluding ozone) ILAS, TOMS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields IMG
LandAlbedo and reflectance AVNIR, POLDER
Landscape topography AVNIR
Vegetation AVNIR, POLDER
Surface temperature (land) IMG
Multi-purpose imagery (land) AVNIR, POLDER
OceanOcean colour/biology OCTS
Ocean topography/currents OCTS
Surface temperature (ocean) OCTS
Mission Instruments
ADEOS Comms - Communications package for ADEOS
AVNIR - Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometor
ILAS - Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer
IMG - Inferometric Monitor of Greenhouse gases
NSCAT - NASA Scatterometer
OCTS - Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner
POLDER - POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances
RIS - Retroreflector in Space
SEM (JAXA) - Space Environment Monitor (JAXA)
TOMS - Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
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