THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – CATALOGUE OF SATELLITE MISSIONS
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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: 614 km
Period:
Inclination: 98.03 deg
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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: 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: 97 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 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
Aura
Aura (formerly EOS Chemistry)

NASA / NSO / FMI / NIVR / UKSACurrently being flown15 Jul 2004Sep 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 CloudSat for coincident observations of radiative fluxes and atmospheric state.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: 688 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 2018Optical video 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: 97.7 mins
Inclination: 97.9 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 10:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site
CARBONITE-2
CARBONITE-2

UKSACurrently being flown12 Jan 2018Dec 2018Optical 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
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