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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)

ESAOperational (nominal)22 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
BJ-2
Beijing-2 Constellation

NRSCC / 21ATOperational (nominal)11 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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CARBONITE-2
CARBONITE-2

UKSAOperational (nominal)12 Jan 2018Dec 2021Optical video imaging in a technology demonstration mission. Second satellite in the CARBONITE series of technology demonstration missions designed to demonstrate rapid-build techniques and to test COTS components and new avionics in orbit.CARBONITE-2 ImagerType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 500 km
Period: 94.6 mins
Inclination: 97.5 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 10:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site
CARTOSAT-2C
Cartography Satellite - 2C

ISROOperational (nominal)22 Jun 2016Dec 2021High precision large-scale cartographic mapping and thematic applications with MX data at 1:4000 scales.HRMX, PAN (Cartosat-2C/2E)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
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CARTOSAT-2E
Cartography Satellite - 2E

ISROOperational (nominal)23 Jun 2017Jun 2022High precision large-scale cartographic mapping and thematic applications with MX data at 1:4000 scales.HRMX, PAN (Cartosat-2C/2E)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 500 km
Period: 97.4 mins
Inclination: 97.87 deg
Repeat cycle: 5 days
LST: 9:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
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CARTOSAT-3
Cartography Satellite - 3

ISROOperational (nominal)27 Nov 2019Nov 2024Suitable for cadastral and infrastructure mapping and analysis.MX (Cartosat-3), PAN (Cartosat-3)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 450 km
Period:
Inclination: 97.9 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 10:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site
CBERS-4A
China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 4

INPE / CRESDAOperational (nominal)20 Dec 2019Dec 2024Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land surface.DCS, MUX (CBERS-4A), WFI (CBERS-4A), WPMType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 629 km
Period: 97.3 mins
Inclination: 97.9 deg
Repeat cycle: 31 days
LST: 10:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site | data access
CFOSAT
Chinese-French Oceanic SATellite

CNES / CNSAOperational (nominal)29 Oct 2018Oct 2021The primary objective of CFOSAT is to monitor at the global scale the wind and waves at the ocean surface.SCAT, SWIMType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 519 km
Period: 94.7 mins
Inclination: 97.5 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 7am
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
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CloudSat
CloudSat

NASA / DoD (USA) / CSAOperational (nominal)28 Apr 2006Sep 202122-month nominal mission life, currently in extended operations. CloudSat uses advanced radar to "slice" through clouds to see their vertical structure, providing a completely new observational capability from space. First use of active 94 GHz radar from space to study clouds on global basis.CPR (CloudSat)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 689 km
Period: 98.3 mins
Inclination: 98.2 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 13:45
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site | data access
COMS
Communication, Oceanographic, Meteorological Satellite

KMA / KIOST / KARI / ASTRIUMOperational (nominal)26 Jun 2010Mar 2021Korea's geostationary meteorological satellite series. The MI instrument ceased operations from 00UTC 1 April 2020.GOCI, MIType: Geostationary
Altitude: 36000 km
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Longitude (if geo): 128.2
Asc/desc: N/A
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