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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - OCO-2 -
Full Name Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 02 Jul 2014
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Sep 2017
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 13:30 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications High resolution carbon dioxide measurements to characterize sources and sinks on regional scales and quantify their variability over the seasonal cycle.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereTrace gases (excluding ozone) Spectrometer (OCO-2)
Mission Instruments
Spectrometer (OCO-2) - Spectrometer (OCO-2)
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