Full Name Aeolus-2
aka EPS-Aeolus
Status Approved
Mission Agencies ESA, EUMETSAT Launch Date Dec 2031
Mission Links EOL Date Dec 2041
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 400 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Aelous-2 will provide global wind profile measurements for Numerical Weather Prediction using backscattered UV laser light to measure Doppler shifts. It will also provide atmospheric aerosol profiles. In addition, Radio Occcultaion profiles will be obtained to determine atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles using Galileo, GPS and Beidou. LST is 18:00 (on an Ascending Node) ad at 06:00 (for a dawn-dusk orbit)
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAerosols ALADIN-2
Atmospheric Winds ALADIN-2
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature ALADIN-2
Cloud particle properties and profile ALADIN-2
Mission Instruments
ALADIN-2 - Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument - 2
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