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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - PATH -
Full Name Precipitation and All-weather Temperature and Humidity Status Considered
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 2030
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 2033
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 42000 km Orbit Longitude 0 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Phase-3 DS Mission, launch order unknown, 3-year nominal mission. High frequency, all-weather temperature and humidity soundings for weather forecasting and SST.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields GeoSTAR
Atmospheric Winds GeoSTAR
Cloud particle properties and profile GeoSTAR
Liquid water and precipitation rate GeoSTAR
Atmospheric Temperature Fields GeoSTAR
LandSurface temperature (land) GeoSTAR
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) GeoSTAR
Mission Instruments
GeoSTAR - MW Array Spectrometer (PATH)
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