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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - OCO -
Full Name Orbiting Carbon Observatory Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 24 Feb 2009
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 24 Feb 2009
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.8 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 705 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications High resolution carbon dioxide measurements to characterize sources and sinks on regional scales and quantify their variability over the seasonal cycle. Failed on launch.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereTrace gases (excluding ozone) Spectrometer (OCO)
Mission Instruments
Spectrometer (OCO) - Spectrometer (OCO)
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