CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - EarthCARE -
Full Name EarthCARE Status Commissioning
Mission Agencies ESA, JAXA Launch Date 28 May 2024
Mission Links mission site | mission site | EOL Date May 2027
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 59908 (TLE)
International Designator 2024-101A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 92.5 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 25 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
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
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)
OpenSearch Datasets No IDN OpenSearch datasets found.

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 11 results: browser , table )
EarthCARE L0 and L1 Products for the Commissioning Team
EarthCARE ESA L2 Products for Cal/Val Users
EarthCARE L1 Products for Cal/Val Users
EarthCARE Auxiliary Data for Cal/Val Users
EarthCARE ESA L2 Products for the Commissioning Team
EarthCARE L1 Products
EarthCARE Orbit Data
EarthCARE ESA L2 Products
EarthCARE JAXA L2 Products for the Commissioning Team
EarthCARE JAXA L2 Products

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