THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Laser Ranging Instrument Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NASA, DLR, GFZ Maturity
Instrument Type Gravity instruments Geometry TBD
Instrument Technology Satellite-to-satellite ranging system Sampling Other
Data Access Data Format GeoTIFF, ASCII and netCDF
Measurements and Applications Inter-satellite ranging measurement to picometer level to be used to estimates for global models of the mean and time variable Earth gravity field.
Resolution Summary TBD - Tech demo for GRACE-FO, Class C Instrument for MC P1
Swath Summary N/A
Accuracy Summary TBD
Waveband Summary Wavelength - 1.064 x 10-6 m
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Gravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurementsGravity field
Instrument Missions
GRACE-FO - Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment - Follow-on (2018 - 2023)
MC-C - Mass Change - Continuity (2027 - 2032)
MC-S - Mass Change - Sustaining (2031 - 2039)
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