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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GCOM-C -
Full Name Global Change Observation Mission-Climate Status Approved
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date Dec 2016
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2021
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 798 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 3 days
Objectives and Applications Understanding of climate change mechanism.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols SGLI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature SGLI
Cloud particle properties and profile SGLI
LandAlbedo and reflectance SGLI
Vegetation SGLI
Surface temperature (land) SGLI
Multi-purpose imagery (land) SGLI
OceanOcean colour/biology SGLI
Surface temperature (ocean) SGLI
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth SGLI
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness SGLI
Mission Instruments
SGLI - Second-generation Global Imager
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