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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – CATALOGUE OF SATELLITE MISSIONS
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MissionAgencyStatusLaunch dateEOL dateApplicationsInstrumentsOrbit details & URL
ADM-Aeolus
Atmospheric Dynamics Mission (Earth Explorer Core Mission)

ESACurrently being flown22 Aug 2018Aug 2022Will 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 2010Dec 2019Demonstrate 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.AISType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 607 km
Period: 97 mins
Inclination: 98.03 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 04:00:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links:
AISSat-2
Automatic Identification System Satellite-2

NSCCurrently being flown08 Jul 2014Dec 2019Extend 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.AISType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 619 km
Period: 97 mins
Inclination: 98.33 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 05:30:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links:
ALOS-2
Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2

JAXACurrently being flown24 May 2014May 2024Environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring, civil planning, agriculture and forestry, Earth resources, land surface and ocean monitoring.CIRC, PALSAR-2 (ALOS-2)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 628 km
Period: 97 mins
Inclination: 97.9 deg
Repeat cycle: 14 days
LST: 12:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site
ALOS-3
Advanced Optical Satellite

JAXAApprovedApr 2020Mar 2028Disaster monitoring, coastal and land environmental monitoring, the maintenance and updates of precise geospatial information. Mission instruments will be Optical Sensors (Pan, Multi).Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 669 km
Period: 98 mins
Inclination: 98.1 deg
Repeat cycle: 35 days
LST: 10:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site
ALOS-4
Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4

JAXAApprovedDec 2020Mar 2028Environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring, civil planning, agriculture and forestry, Earth resources, land surface.ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 628 km
Period: 97 mins
Inclination: 97.9 deg
Repeat cycle: 14 days
LST: 12:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site
AMAZONIA-1
Amazonia 1

INPEPlanned20202024Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land surface.WFI-2 (Amazonia-1)Type: 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
Aqua
Aqua (formerly EOS PM-1)

NASA / JAXA / INPECurrently being flown04 May 2002Sep 20206-year nominal mission life, currently in extended operations. Atmosphericdynamics/water and energy cycles, cloudformation, precipitationand radiativeproperties, air/seafluxes of energy andmoisture, sea ice extentand heat exchange with the atmosphere.AIRS, AMSR-E, AMSU-A, CERES, HSB, MODISType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 705 km
Period: 98.8 mins
Inclination: 98.2 deg
Repeat cycle: 16 days
LST: 13:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site | data access
Arctica-M N1
Hydro-meteorological Satellite Arctica-M N1

ROSKOSMOS / ROSHYDROMETPlanned20202030Meteorology, oceanography, including ice cover monitoring, enviromental climate and disaster monitoring in the Arctic region.GGAK-VE, MSU-GS/VEType: Highly elliptical
Altitude:
Period: 720 mins
Inclination: 63.4 deg
Repeat cycle: 1 day
LST:
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site
Arctica-M N2
Hydro-meteorological Satellite Arctica-M N2

ROSKOSMOS / ROSHYDROMETPlanned20212031Meteorology, oceanography, including ice cover monitoring, enviromental climate and disaster monitoring in the Arctic region.GGAK-VE, MSU-GS/VEType: Highly elliptical
Altitude:
Period: 720 mins
Inclination: 63.4 deg
Repeat cycle: 1 day
LST:
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site
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