Full Name Atmosphere Observing System - Storm
aka AOS-Inclined
Status Planned
Mission Agencies NASA, CNES, JAXA Launch Date 2029
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 2031
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 55 deg
Orbit Altitude 430 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications 2-year nominal mission life, 3-year goal. Study of aerosol and thin ice cloud profiles, diurnal variability, ice water path and, in tandem with AOS-PMM.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
ALICAT - Atmospheric Lidar for Clouds and Aerosol Transport 
SAPHIR-NG - Sondeur Atmospherique du Profil d’Humidite Intertropicale par Radiometrie_New Generation
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