THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ESP-MACCS -
Full Name Earth System Processes Monitored in the Atmosphere by a Constellation of CubeSats
aka Earth Scout 1
Status Approved
Mission Agencies ESA, UKSA Launch Date Dec 2023
Mission Links EOL Date Dec 2026
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications ESP-MACCS focusses on understanding and quantifying atmospheric processes in the upper troposphere and in the stratosphere. In particular, it will make observations in tropical and sub-tropical latitudes to observe gases such as water vapour, carbon dioxide, methane, ozone and nitrous oxide as well as aerosols – all of which play a key role in the greenhouse effect and climate change
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
TIS (ESP-MACCS) - Thermal infrared spectrometer
VNIR Hyperspectral Solar Disk Imager (ESP-MACCS) - Visible Near-Infrared Hyperspectral Solar Disk Imager
OpenSearch Datasets No IDN OpenSearch datasets found.

Want to explore more? Try FedEO by ESA or CMR OpenSearch by NASA
Copyright CEOS | About | Site Search | Report an Issue Researched and written by Symbios