THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - PICARD -
Full Name Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CNES Launch Date 15 Jun 2010
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 04 Apr 2014
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type TBD Orbit Period 99 minutes
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 725 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 6:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Simultaneous measurements of solar diameter, differential rotation, solar constant, and variability.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereRadiation budget PREMOS, SODISM, SOVAP
Mission Instruments
PREMOS - PREcision Monitoring of Solar Variability
SODISM - SOlar Diameter Imager and Surface Mapper
SOVAP - SOlar Variability Picard radiometer
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