CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Rising-2 -
Full Name Rising-2 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies Tohoku University Launch Date 24 May 2014
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 24 May 2019
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97.4 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.9 deg
Orbit Altitude 628 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 12:00 Repeat Cycle 14 days
Objectives and Applications Rising-2 is a cooperative microsatellite project of Tohoku University (Sendai) and Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. The primary objective of the mission is Earth observation with a resolution of ~ 5 m. In particular, high-resolution cumulonimbus scenes will be observed using the LCTF (Liquid Tunable Multispectral Filter) technique. The secondary objective is the observation of sprite phenomena in the upper atmosphere. Sprites are so-called TLEs (Transient Luminous Events), which are rather frequent natural phenomena induced by lightning discharges.
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