Full Name International Space Station/Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 14 Jul 2022
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Sep 2023
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International Designator
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 93 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 51.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 417 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Imaging spectroscopy from the visible to short wavelength infrared (VSWIR) to close the gap in knowledge of the compostion of the Earths' mineral dust source regions. Uses these new measurements with Earth System models to constrain the sign and magnitude of current dust-related radiative forcing at regional and global scales and predict the increase or decrease of available dust sources under future climate scenarios. Deliver these first of their kind comprehensive measurements to the Earth science and applications community.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereRadiation budget EMIT
Trace gases (excluding ozone) EMIT
Mission Instruments
EMIT - Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation
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