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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - MEGHA-TROPIQUES -
Full Name Megha-Tropiques Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies CNES, ISRO Launch Date 12 Oct 2011
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2020
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 102.16 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 20 deg
Orbit Altitude 867 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Study of the inter-tropical zone and its convective systems (water and energy cycles).
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields SAPHIR
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature MADRAS, ScaRaB
Cloud particle properties and profile MADRAS
Liquid water and precipitation rate MADRAS
Radiation budget ScaRaB
Atmospheric Temperature Fields ROSA
OceanOcean surface winds MADRAS
Mission Instruments
MADRAS - Microwave Analysis and Detection of Rain and Atmospheric Structures
ROSA - Radio Occultation Sensor for Atmosphere
SAPHIR - Sondeur Atmospherique du Profil'd’Humidite Intertropicale par Radiometrie
ScaRaB - Scanner for Earth's Radiation Budget
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