Full Name FLuorescence EXplorer Status Approved
Mission Agencies ESA Launch Date Mar 2026
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Sep 2029
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.64 deg
Orbit Altitude 814 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:00 Repeat Cycle 27 days
Objectives and Applications FLEX will provide global maps of vegetation fluorescence that can reflect photosynthetic activity and plant health and stress. This is not only important for a better understanding of actual photosynthetic efficiency, the status of vegetation health and plant performance and of the global carbon cycle, but also for agricultural management and food security.
Mission Measurements
LandVegetation FLORIS
Mission Instruments
FLORIS - Fluorescence Imaging Spectrometer
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