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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Taranis -
Full Name Taranis Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CNES Launch Date 17 Nov 2020
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 17 Nov 2020
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 700 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 22:30 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The objective is to measure lightning and Transient Luminous Events (TLEs), which occur above storm systems at between 20 and 100 km of altitude. Destroyed in Vega launcher failure.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereLightning Detection MCP
Mission Instruments
IDEE - Instruments for the Detection of high-Energy Electrons
IME-BF - IME-BF
IME-HF - IME-HF
IMM - IMM
MCP - MicroCameras and Photometers
MEXIC - MultiEXperiment Interface Controller
XGRE - X-ray, Gamma-ray and Relativistic Electrons
OpenSearch Datasets No IDN OpenSearch datasets found.

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