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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ECOSTRESS-on-ISS -
Full Name International Space Station/ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS)
aka ISS/ECOSTRESS
Status Planned
Mission Agencies NASA, USGS Launch Date 2018
Mission Links EOL Date 2019
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 93 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 51.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 407 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications This project will use a high-resolution thermal infrared radiometer to measure plant evapotranspiration, the loss of water from growing leaves and evaporation from the soil. These data will reveal how ecosystems change with climate and provide a critical link between the water cycle and effectiveness of plant growth, both natural and agricultural.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandSurface temperature (land) ECOSTRESS
Mission Instruments
ECOSTRESS - ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station
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