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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ADEOS-II -
Full Name Advanced Earth Observing Satellite - II
aka Midori-2
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies JAXA, CNES, NASA, NOAA Launch Date 01 Nov 2002
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 24 Oct 2003
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 803 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 4 days
Objectives and Applications An earth observation satellite observing the changes in water on the earth, biological systems, and the ozone layer.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols GLI, ILAS-II, POLDER-2
Atmospheric Humidity Fields AMSR, ILAS-II, POLDER-2
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature GLI
Cloud particle properties and profile AMSR, GLI
Liquid water and precipitation rate AMSR
Ozone ILAS-II
Radiation budget GLI
Trace gases (excluding ozone) ILAS-II
Atmospheric Temperature Fields ILAS-II
LandAlbedo and reflectance POLDER-2
Soil moisture AMSR
Vegetation GLI, POLDER-2
Multi-purpose imagery (land) POLDER-2
OceanOcean colour/biology GLI
Ocean surface winds AMSR, SeaWinds
Surface temperature (ocean) AMSR
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) GLI
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth AMSR, GLI
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness AMSR, GLI
Mission Instruments
ADEOS Comms - Communications package for ADEOS
AMSR - Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
GLI - Global Imager
ILAS-II - Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer-II
POLDER-2 - POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances
SeaWinds - SeaWinds
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