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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GEDI-on-ISS -
Full Name International Space Station/Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Lidar
aka ISS/GEDI
Status Planned
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 2018
Mission Links EOL Date 2020
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 laser-based system to study a range of climates, including the observation of the forest canopy structure over the tropics, and the tundra in high northern latitudes.This data will help scientists better understand the changes in natural carbon storage within the carbon cycle from both human-influenced activities and natural climate variations.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandVegetation GEDI
Mission Instruments
GEDI - Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Lidar
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