Full Name Oxygen Photometry of the Atmospheric Limb Status Cancelled
Mission Agencies USU Launch Date 01 Sep 2016
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 02 Sep 2016
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Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 51.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 370 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The OPAL mission is designed to understand the thermospheric temperature signals of the dynamic solar, geomagnetic, and internal atmospheric forcing. This mission can be addressed by remote sensing of the altitude temperature from the atmospheric limb from a mid- to high-inclination orbit (>50º), thus providing daytime observations of the mid- and low-latitudes.
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