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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ASCENDS -
Full Name Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons Status Considered
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 2022
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 2025
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97.3 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 450 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Phase-2 DS Mission, launch order unknown, 3-year nominal mission. Day/night, all-latitude, all-season CO2 column integrals for climate emissions.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereTrace gases (excluding ozone) CO Sensor (ASCENDS), CO2 and O2 LIDAR (ASCENDS)
Atmospheric Temperature Fields CO2 and O2 LIDAR (ASCENDS)
Mission Instruments
CO Sensor (ASCENDS) - CO Sensor (ASCENDS)
CO2 and O2 LIDAR (ASCENDS) - Combined CO2 and O2 column absorption LIDAR (ASCENDS)
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