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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - PARASOL -
Full Name Polarization and Anisotropy of Reflectances for Atmospheric Science coupled with Observations from a LIDAR Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CNES Launch Date 18 Dec 2004
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 11 Oct 2013
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.8 minutes
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 705 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:30 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications Micro-satellite with the aim of characterisation of the clouds and aerosols microphysical and radiative properties, needed to understand and model the radiative impact of clouds and aerosols.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols POLDER-P
LandAlbedo and reflectance POLDER-P
Mission Instruments
POLDER-P - POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances (PARASOL version)
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