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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 flown20 Dec 1999Sep 20155-year nominal mission life, currently being decommissioned due to age-related degradation of batteries. Operational mission will end in 2014.ACRIM IIIType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 600 km
Period: 98.5 mins
Inclination: 97.81 deg
Repeat cycle: 1 day
LST: 18:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site | data access
ADM-Aeolus
Atmospheric Dynamics Mission (Earth Explorer Core Mission)

ESAApprovedNov 2015Nov 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 2010Dec 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

NSCCurrently being flown08 Jul 2014Jun 2017Extend 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

NSCApprovedJul 2015Jul 2018Extend performance and 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

JAXACurrently being flown24 May 2014May 2019Environmental 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
AMAZONIA-1
Amazonia 1

INPEApprovedDec 2017Dec 2020Earth 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 2002Oct 20156-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, HiRDLS, 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
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