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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ADM-Aeolus -
Full Name Atmospheric Dynamics Mission (Earth Explorer Core Mission) Status Approved
Mission Agencies ESA Launch Date Jul 2017
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Jul 2021
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 92.5 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 97.01 deg
Orbit Altitude 405 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
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