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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Odin -
Full Name Odin Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies SNSB, CNES, CSA, ESA, TEKES Launch Date 20 Feb 2001
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2017
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97.6 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 97.65 deg
Orbit Altitude 570 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Atmospheric research, stratospheric ozone chemistry, mesospheric ozone science, summer mesospheric science.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols OSIRIS
Atmospheric Humidity Fields SMR
Ozone OSIRIS, SMR
Trace gases (excluding ozone) OSIRIS, SMR
Atmospheric Temperature Fields OSIRIS, SMR
Mission Instruments
OSIRIS - Optical Spectrograph and Infra-Red Imaging System
SMR - Submillimetre Radiometer
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