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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - DESIS-on-ISS -
Full Name DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer for MUSES Status Planned
Mission Agencies DLR Launch Date 2017
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 DESIS detects changes in the land surface, oceans and atmosphere; it will contribute to the development of effective measures to protect the environment and climate and allows scientists to detect changes in ecosystems and to make statements on the condition of forests and agricultural land. Among other things, its purpose is to secure and improve the global cultivation of food.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandMulti-purpose imagery (land) DESIS
Mission Instruments
DESIS - DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer
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