THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 24 Feb 1996
Mission Links EOL Date 28 Apr 2008
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Orbit Period 17.5 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 86 deg
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications POLAR is a NASA/GSFC solar-terrestrial mission within the GGS (Global Geospace Science) program and the ISTP (International Solar Terrestrial Physics) program. The objective is to study the ionospheric role in substorm phenomena and in the overall magnetospheric energy balance (measurements of plasma entry and transport into the northern dayside cusp regions at high altitudes and over the southern polar cap at low altitudes, global imaging of the northern auroral zone).
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 6 )
Airborne Magnetic Survey Data in Antarctica by JARE
Arctic Systems Reanalysis Model Output Data
Pelagic Archaea in the changing coastal Arctic (PACCA)
Polar Sun-Earth Connection Mission Data Archive at NASA/GSFC
Space Physics, Solar Physics and Astronomy Data from Space Physics Data System
Space_Update: Earth Views of Space and Space Views of Earth

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