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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Aeolus -
Full Name Atmospheric Dynamics Mission (Earth Explorer Core Mission) Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies ESA Launch Date 22 Aug 2018
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2022
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 43600 (TLE)
International Designator 2018-066A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 92.5 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 97.01 deg
Orbit Altitude 320 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 7 days
Objectives and Applications Will provide wind profile measurements for global 3D wind field products used for study of atmospheric dynamics, including global transport of energy, water, aerosols, and chemicals.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols ALADIN
Atmospheric Winds ALADIN
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature ALADIN
Cloud particle properties and profile ALADIN
Mission Instruments
ALADIN - Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 4 )
Aeolus L2A Aerosol/Cloud optical product
Aeolus preliminary HLOS (horizontal line-of-sight) wind observations for Rayleigh and Mie receivers
Aeolus Scientific L2B Rayleigh/Mie wind product
CPEX-AW ADM-Aeolus Datasets

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