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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - OCO-3-on-ISS -
Full Name ISS/Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3
aka ISS/OCO-3
Status Planned
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 2018
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 2022
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 93 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 51.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 410 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.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereTrace gases (excluding ozone) Spectrometer (OCO-3)
Mission Instruments
Spectrometer (OCO-3) - Spectrometer (OCO-3)
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