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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GCOM-C -
Full Name Global Change Observation Mission-Climate
aka Shikisai
Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date 23 Dec 2017
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2022
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 43065 (TLE)
International Designator 2017-082A
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
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 150 )
GCOM-C DATA
GCOM-C/SGLI 3L3 Aerosol optical thickness over land (near UV)
GCOM-C/SGLI L1A Shortwave Infrared Thermal Infrared
GCOM-C/SGLI L1A Visible and Near Infrared (Non-Polarization)
GCOM-C/SGLI L1A Visible and Near Infrared (Polarization)
GCOM-C/SGLI L1B Shortwave Infrared Thermal Infrared
GCOM-C/SGLI L1B Visible and Near Infrared (Non-Polarization)
GCOM-C/SGLI L1B Visible and Near Infrared (Polarization)
GCOM-C/SGLI L2 Aerosol by Polarization
GCOM-C/SGLI L2 Aerosol over the ocean-Land aerosol by near ultra violet

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 150 results)
GCOM-C DATA
GCOM-C/SGLI 3L3 Aerosol optical thickness over land (near UV)
GCOM-C/SGLI L1A Shortwave Infrared Thermal Infrared
GCOM-C/SGLI L1A Visible and Near Infrared (Non-Polarization)
GCOM-C/SGLI L1A Visible and Near Infrared (Polarization)
GCOM-C/SGLI L1B Shortwave Infrared Thermal Infrared
GCOM-C/SGLI L1B Visible and Near Infrared (Non-Polarization)
GCOM-C/SGLI L1B Visible and Near Infrared (Polarization)
GCOM-C/SGLI L2 Aerosol by Polarization
GCOM-C/SGLI L2 Aerosol over the ocean-Land aerosol by near ultra violet

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