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MissionAgencyStatusLaunch dateEOL dateApplicationsInstrumentsOrbit details & URL
3D Winds
Three Dimensional Tropospheric Winds from Space Based Lidar

NASAConsidered20302033Phase-3 DS Mission, launch order unknown, 3-year nominal mission. Tropospheric winds for weather forecasting and pollution transport.HDWL (3D Winds)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 400 km
Period:
Inclination: 97.03 deg
Repeat cycle: 12 days
LST: 6:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site | data access
ACE
Aerosol Clouds and Ecosystem Mission

NASAConsidered20222023Phase-2 DS Mission, launch order unknown, 3-year nominal mission. Aerosol and cloud profiles for climate and water cycle; ocean colour for open ocean biogeochemistry.Cloud Radar, Lidar, Multi-band UV/VIS Spectrometer (ACE), Next Gen APS (ACE), Ocean Color Spectrometer, PolarimeterType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 650 km
Period:
Inclination: 98.2 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 13:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site | data access
ACRIMSAT
Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor

NASACurrently being flown22 Dec 1999Sep 20155-year nominal mission life, currently in extended operations. Will sustain long-term solar luminosity database by providing measurements of total solar irradiance and the solar constant.ACRIM IIIType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 716 km
Period: 90 mins
Inclination: 98.13 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 10:50
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site | data access
ADM-Aeolus
Atmospheric Dynamics Mission (Earth Explorer Core Mission)

ESAApprovedJul 2015Jul 2019Will provide wind profile measurements for global 3D wind field products used for study of atmospheric dynamics, including global transport of energy, water, aerosols, and chemicals.ALADINType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 405 km
Period: 92.5 mins
Inclination: 97.01 deg
Repeat cycle: 7 days
LST: 18:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site
AISSat-1
Automatic Identification System Satellite-1

NSCCurrently being flown12 Jul 2010Aug 2014Demonstrate and extend access to AIS (Automatic Identification System) signals beyond the land-based AIS system operated by the Norwegian Coastal Administration today. Observe ship traffic in the High North.SDRType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 635 km
Period: 97.4 mins
Inclination: 97.71 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 9:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links:
AISSat-2
Automatic Identification System Satellite-2

NSCApprovedMar 2014Mar 2017Demonstrate and extend access to AIS (Automatic Identification System) signals beyond the land-based AIS system operated by the Norwegian Coastal Administration today. Observe ship traffic in the High North.SDRType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude:
Period:
Inclination:
Repeat cycle:
LST: TBD
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links:
AISSat-3
Automatic Identification System Satellite-3

NSCConsidered20142017Demonstrate and extend access to AIS (Automatic Identification System) signals beyond the land-based AIS system operated by the Norwegian Coastal Administration today. Observe ship traffic in the High North.SDRType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude:
Period:
Inclination:
Repeat cycle:
LST: TBD
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links:
ALOS-2
Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2

JAXAPlanned20142019Environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring, civil planning, agriculture and forestry, Earth resources, land surface.CIRC, PALSAR-2 (ALOS-2)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 628 km
Period: 100 mins
Inclination: 97.9 deg
Repeat cycle: 14 days
LST: 12:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site
ALOS-3
Advanced Land Observing Satellite-3

JAXAConsidered20152020Cartography, digital terrain models, environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring, civil planning, agriculture and forestry, Earth resources, land surface.HISUI, PRISM-2 (ALOS-3)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 618 km
Period:
Inclination:
Repeat cycle: 60 days
LST: 10:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links:
AMAZONIA-1
Amazonia 1

INPEApprovedDec 2016Dec 2019Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land surface.AWFIType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 752 km
Period: 99.9 mins
Inclination: 98.4 deg
Repeat cycle: 26 days
LST: 10:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site | data access
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