Full Name EarthCARE Status Approved
Mission Agencies ESA, JAXA Launch Date May 2024
Mission Links mission site | EOL Date May 2027
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International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 92.5 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97 deg
Orbit Altitude 393 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 14:00 Repeat Cycle 25 days
Objectives and Applications Earthcare will advance our understanding of the role that clouds and aerosols play in reflecting incident solar radiation back into space and trapping infrared radiation emitted from Earth's surface. The 2 active and 2 passive instruments of EarthCARE make unique data product synergies possible.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAerosols ATLID, MSI (EarthCARE)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature ATLID, CPR (EarthCARE), MSI (EarthCARE)
Cloud particle properties and profile ATLID, CPR (EarthCARE), MSI (EarthCARE)
Liquid water and precipitation rate CPR (EarthCARE)
Radiation budget BBR (EarthCARE)
Atmospheric Temperature Fields ATLID, CPR (EarthCARE)
Mission Instruments
ATLID - ATmospheric LIDar
BBR (EarthCARE) - BroadBand Radiometer (EarthCARE)
CPR (EarthCARE) - Cloud Profiling Radar (EarthCARE)
MSI (EarthCARE) - Multi-Spectral Imager (EarthCARE)
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