Full Name Chinese Carbon Dioxide Observation Satellite Constellation Status Planned
Mission Agencies IAMCAS, SARI, STU Launch Date 2025
Mission Links EOL Date 2027
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 600 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Morning 10:45, afternoon 13:30. Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications A constellation of satellites to measure carbon dioxide (CO2(Weak, Strong)), O2-A, CH4, and CO emissions. As conceived, this constellation will include 6 satellites, with 3 flying in morning sunsynchronous orbits and 3 flying in afternoon sun-synchronous orbits.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAerosols CAPI2
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature CAPI2
Ozone TANSAT-2 Pollution
Trace gases (excluding ozone) LASHIS, TANSAT-2 Pollution
Mission Instruments
CAPI2 - Cloud and Aerosol Polarization Imager 2
LASHIS - Large-Aperture Spatial Heterodyne Interference Spectrum
TANSAT-2 Pollution - TANSAT-2 Pollution
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