Full Name Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography and Spectroscopy Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies SNSA Launch Date 04 Nov 2022
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Nov 2024
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 96.5 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 97.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 585 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 2023-05-03T11:26:55.437+0100 Repeat Cycle 0 days
Objectives and Applications MATS is a microsatellite mission of Sweden with the goal to conduct optical studies of mesospheric gases for two years. The mission will implement spaceborne limb imaging in combination with tomographic retrieval opens exciting new ways of probing horizontal and vertical structures in the atmosphere.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAtmospheric Winds Limb Imager, Nadir Imager
LandMulti-purpose imagery (land) Nadir Imager
Mission Instruments
Limb Imager - Limb Imager
Nadir Imager - Nadir Imager
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