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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GHGSat-D (Claire) -
Full Name Greenhouse Gas Satellite - Demonstrator (Claire) Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies GHGSat Launch Date 22 Jun 2016
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Jun 2022
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 41602 (TLE)
International Designator 2016-040D
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 95 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.3 deg
Orbit Altitude 512 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 9:30 Repeat Cycle 14 days
Objectives and Applications A technology demonstrator for GHGSat to prove their observation of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4).
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature C&A (Demo)
Trace gases (excluding ozone) WAF-P (Demo)
Mission Instruments
C&A (Demo) - Cloud and Aerosol Sensor (Demo)
WAF-P (Demo) - Wide-Angle Fabry-Perot Imaging Spectrometer (Demo)
OpenSearch Datasets No IDN OpenSearch datasets found.

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