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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - LIS-on-ISS -
Full Name International Space Station/Lightning Imaging Sensor
aka ISS/LIS
Status Approved
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date Jan 2017
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Jan 2020
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 90 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 51 deg
Orbit Altitude 425 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Spare LIS unit from the TRMM mission. NASA selected the LIS spare hardware to fly to the space station in order to take advantage of the orbiting laboratory’s high inclination. Will monitor global lightning for Earth science studies, provide cross-sensor calibration and validation with other space-borne instruments, and ground-based lightning networks. LIS will also supply real-time lightning data over data-sparse regions, such as oceans, to support operational weather forecasting and warning.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereLightning Detection LIS
Mission Instruments
LIS - Lightning Imaging Sensor
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