Full Name Compact Infrared Radiometer in Space Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 05 Dec 2019
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2024
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Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 51.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 400 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 2023-05-03T14:24:41.826+0100 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications to build and test a complete radiometric instrument on a Cubesat for a space mission under the InVEST (In-Space Validation of Earth Science Technologies) program. Potential future applications of Cubesats with the CIRiS design include studies of the hydrological cycle, urban climate and extreme storms; measurements to improve climate modeling; and support to land use management via vegetation monitoring and water absorption mapping.
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