CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Aurora -
Full Name Aurora Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies Orbital Sidekick Launch Date 30 Jun 2021
Mission Links mission site | EOL Date Dec 2026
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The Aurora mission serves as a precursor for the GHOSt mission, equipped to capture an extensive range of 450 spectral bands within the visible to shortwave infrared light spectrum. This advanced capability enables the observation of key greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as CO2, CH4, N2O, and others.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereTrace gases (excluding ozone) HI
Mission Instruments
HI - Hyperspecrtal Imager
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 1 )
Temperature XBT profiles from Aurora Australis 0806 in the Antarctic and South Indian Ocean in 2008 ...

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