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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - CloudSat -
Full Name CloudSat Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies NASA, CSA, DoD (USA) Launch Date 28 Apr 2006
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Sep 2020
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 29107 (TLE)
International Designator 2006-016A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.8 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 689 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:30 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications 22-month nominal mission life, currently in extended operations. CloudSat uses advanced radar to "slice" through clouds to see their vertical structure, providing a completely new observational capability from space. First use of active 94 GHz radar from space to study clouds on global basis.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature CPR (CloudSat)
Cloud particle properties and profile CPR (CloudSat)
Liquid water and precipitation rate CPR (CloudSat)
Radiation budget CPR (CloudSat)
Atmospheric Temperature Fields CPR (CloudSat)
Mission Instruments
CPR (CloudSat) - Cloud Profiling Radar
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 17 )
2D-CloudSat-TRMM Product
A-Train Integrated CALIPSO, CloudSat, CERES, and MODIS Merged Product Release B1
AIRS-AMSU variables-CloudSat cloud mask, radar reflectivities, and cloud classification matchups V3. ...
AIRS-CloudSat cloud mask and radar reflectivities collocation indexes V4.0 (AIRS_CPR_IND) at GES_DIS ...
AIRS-CloudSat cloud mask, radar reflectivities, and cloud classification matchups V3.2 (AIRS_CPR_MAT ...
CloudSat 1B-CPR product version 008
CloudSat 2B-CLDCLASS product version 009
Cloudsat 2B-GEOPROF-LIDAR product version 003
CloudSat Cloud mask and radar reflectivities (2B-GEOPROF product version 011)
CloudSat ECMWF-AUX product version 008

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 36 results)
AIRSM_CPR_MAT_3.2
AIRSM_CPR_MAT_3.2
AIRSM_CPR_MAT_3.2
AIRSM_CPR_MAT_3.2
AIRSM_CPR_MAT_3.2
AIRSM_CPR_MAT_3.2
AIRSM_CPR_MAT_3.2
AIRSM_CPR_MAT_3.2
AIRSM_CPR_MAT_3.2
AIRSM_CPR_MAT_3.2

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