CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - NMP EO-3 GIFTS -
Full Name New Millenium Program EO-3 - Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer - (GIFTS) Status Cancelled
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 01 Oct 2006
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Oct 2008
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude -83 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Continuous observation of atmospheric temperature, water vapour content and distribution, and the concentration of certain other atmospheric gases as a function of altitude over time - providing a new way to observe weather and the changing atmosphere.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols GIFTS
Atmospheric Humidity Fields GIFTS
Atmospheric Winds GIFTS
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature GIFTS
Cloud particle properties and profile GIFTS
Liquid water and precipitation rate GIFTS
Ozone GIFTS
Radiation budget GIFTS
Trace gases (excluding ozone) GIFTS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields GIFTS
LandSurface temperature (land) GIFTS
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) GIFTS
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) GIFTS
Mission Instruments
GIFTS - Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer
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