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Full Name International Space Station/Climate Absolute Radiance & Reflectivity Observatory Pathfinder
aka ISS/CLARREO Pathfinder
Status Planned
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 2020
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 2021
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 90 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 51 deg
Orbit Altitude 425 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications 1 year nominal mission. The goal of the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) mission is to improve our understanding of climate change by providing high accuracy measurements of the change in key climate variables over decadal timescales. CLARREO Pathfinder is a technical demonstration on the ISS and a major step in reducing the cost and technical risk for these high accuracy measurements.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereRadiation budget CLARREO Pathfinder Reflected Solar
Mission Instruments
CLARREO Pathfinder Reflected Solar - CLARREO Pathfinder - RS
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