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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – CATALOGUE OF SATELLITE MISSIONS
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MissionAgencyStatusLaunch dateEOL dateApplicationsInstrumentsOrbit details & URL
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: 614 km
Period:
Inclination: 98.03 deg
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Asc/desc: Descending
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AISSat-2
Automatic Identification System Satellite-2

NSCCurrently being flown08 Jul 2014Jan 2018Extend 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: 635 km
Period:
Inclination: 98.33 deg
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Asc/desc: Descending
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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
Aqua
Aqua (formerly EOS PM-1)

NASA / JAXA / INPECurrently being flown04 May 2002Sep 20196-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
Aura
Aura (formerly EOS Chemistry)

NASA / NSO / FMI / NIVR / UKSACurrently being flown15 Jul 2004Sep 20195-year nominal mission life, currently in extended operations. Chemistry and dynamics of Earth’s atmosphere from the ground through the stratosphere.HiRDLS, MLS (EOS-Aura), OMI, TESType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 705 km
Period: 98.8 mins
Inclination: 98.2 deg
Repeat cycle: 16 days
LST: 13:38
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site | data access
BJ-2
Beijing-2 Constellation

NRSCC / 21ATCurrently being flown11 Jul 2015Jul 2022High-resolution domestic mapping. Operational monitoring applications including urban planning and intelligent management. Constellation of three satellites spaced 120 degrees apart.MSI (BJ-2), PAN (BJ-2)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 651 km
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CALIPSO
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations

NASA / CNESCurrently being flown28 Apr 2006Sep 20203-year nominal mission life, currently in extended operations. Measurements of aerosol and cloud properties for climate predictions, using a 3 channel lidar and passive instruments in formation with Aqua and CloudSat for coincident observations of radiative fluxes and atmospheric state.CALIOP, IIR, WFCType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 705 km
Period: 98.8 mins
Inclination: 98.2 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 13:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site | data access
CARBONITE-1
CARBONITE-1

UKSACurrently being flown10 Jul 2015Dec 2017Optical imaging in a technology demonstration mission. Designed to demonstrate rapid-build techniques and to test COTS components and new avionics in orbit.CARBONITE-1 ImagerType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 646 km
Period: 97.6 mins
Inclination: 97.96 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 10:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site
CARTOSAT-1
Cartography Satellite - 1

ISROCurrently being flown05 May 2005Jun 2018High precision large-scale cartographic mapping of 1:10000 scale and thematic applications (with merged XS data) at 1:4000 scales.PAN (Cartosat-1)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 618 km
Period: 97 mins
Inclination: 97.87 deg
Repeat cycle: 5 days
LST: 10:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site
CARTOSAT-2
Cartography Satellite - 2

ISROCurrently being flown10 Jan 2007Dec 2017High precision large-scale cartographic mapping of 1:10000 scale and thematic applications (with merged XS data) at 1:4000 scales.PAN (Cartosat-2)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 635 km
Period: 97.4 mins
Inclination: 97.87 deg
Repeat cycle: 5 days
LST: 9:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site
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