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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - MERLIN -
Full Name Methane Remote Sensing Lidar Mission
aka D/F Climate Mission
Status Approved
Mission Agencies CNES, DLR Launch Date Dec 2021
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Nov 2024
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 90 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 500 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle 28 days
Objectives and Applications Global atmospheric methane concentration.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereTrace gases (excluding ozone) IPDA LIDAR
Mission Instruments
IPDA LIDAR - Integrated Path Differential Absorption Light Detection and Ranging Instrument
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