Full Name International Space Station/Lightning Imaging Sensor
Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 19 Feb 2017
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Oct 2023
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 25544 (TLE)
International Designator 1998-067A
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 90 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 51 deg
Orbit Altitude 405 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Spare LIS unit from the TRMM mission. NASA selected the LIS spare hardware to fly to the space station in order to take advantage of the orbiting laboratory’s high inclination. Will monitor global lightning for Earth science studies, provide cross-sensor calibration and validation with other space-borne instruments, and ground-based lightning networks. LIS will also supply real-time lightning data over data-sparse regions, such as oceans, to support operational weather forecasting and warning.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereLightning Detection LIS
Mission Instruments
LIS - Lightning Imaging Sensor
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