CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SMILE -
Full Name Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer Status Approved
Mission Agencies ESA Launch Date Jan 2025
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Jan 2028
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Highly elliptical Orbit Period 2880 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications SMILE will investigate the interaction between Earth’s protective shield – the magnetosphere – and the supersonic solar wind. The mission is expected to make an important contribution to our understanding of space weather and, in particular, the physical processes taking place during the continuous interaction between the solar wind and the magnetosphere.
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