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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)

ESAApprovedJul 2017Jul 2021Will 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-3
Automatic Identification System Satellite-3

NSCApprovedOct 2017Jan 2021Extend 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:
AMAZONIA-1
Amazonia 1

INPEApprovedNov 2018Dec 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
CARTOSAT-2E
Cartography Satellite - 2E

ISROApprovedJul 2017Jul 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
Links:
CAS500-1
Compact Advanced Satellite 500 -1

KARI / KAIApprovedMay 2019May 2023Cartography, land use and planningHigh Resolution Optical SensorType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 528 km
Period: 98.5 mins
Inclination:
Repeat cycle:
LST:
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links:
CFOSAT
Chinese-French Oceanic SATellite

CNES / CNSAApprovedDec 2018Dec 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
Links:
CSG-1
COSMO-SkyMed di Seconda Generazione - 1

ASI / MoD (Italy)ApprovedMar 2018Mar 2025Environmental monitoring, surveillance and risk management applications, environmental resources management, maritime management, earth topographic mapping, law enforcement, informative / science applications.CSG SARType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 620 km
Period: 97.1 mins
Inclination: 97.8 deg
Repeat cycle: 16 days
LST: 6:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site
CSG-2
COSMO-SkyMed di Seconda Generazione - 2

ASI / MoD (Italy)ApprovedMar 2019Mar 2026Environmental monitoring, surveillance and risk management applications, environmental resources management, maritime management, earth topographic mapping, law enforcement, informative / science applications.CSG SARType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 620 km
Period: 97.1 mins
Inclination: 97.8 deg
Repeat cycle: 16 days
LST: 6:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links: mission site
CYGNSS
Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System

NASA / NOAAApprovedDec 2016Feb 2019To understand the coupling between ocean surface properties, moist atmospheric thermodynamics, radiation and convective dynamics in the inner core of a Tropical Cyclone (TC)DDMI (CYGNSS)Type: Inclined, non-sun-synchronous
Altitude: 510 km
Period: 94 mins
Inclination: 35 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST:
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: TBD
Links: mission site
EarthCARE
EarthCARE

ESA / JAXAApprovedDec 2018Dec 2021To Improve the understanding of atmospheric cloud–aerosol interactions and of the Earth's radiative balance towards enhancing climate and numerical weather prediction models. The 2 active and 2 passive instruments of EarthCARE make unique data product synergies possible.ATLID, BBR (EarthCARE), CPR (EarthCARE), MSI (EarthCARE)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 393 km
Period:
Inclination: 97 deg
Repeat cycle: 25 days
LST: 14:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site
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