CEOS EO HANDBOOK – CATALOGUE OF SATELLITE MISSIONS
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MissionAgencyStatusLaunch dateEOL dateApplicationsInstrumentsOrbit details & URL
Aeolus-2
Aeolus-2

ESA / EUMETSATApprovedDec 2031Dec 2041Aelous-2 will provide global wind profile measurements for Numerical Weather Prediction using backscattered UV laser light to measure Doppler shifts. It will also provide atmospheric aerosol profiles. In addition, Radio Occcultaion profiles will be obtained to determine atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles using Galileo, GPS and Beidou. LST is 18:00 (on an Ascending Node) ad at 06:00 (for a dawn-dusk orbit) ALADIN-2Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 400 km
Period:
Inclination:
Repeat cycle:
LST: 18:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Ascending
Links:
AISSat-2
Automatic Identification System Satellite-2

NOSAOperational (extended)08 Jul 2014Dec 2023Extend access to AIS (Automatic Identification System) signals beyond the land-based AIS system operated by the Norwegian Coastal Administration today. Observe ship traffic in the High North.AISType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 628 km
Period: 97 mins
Inclination: 98.4 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 05:30:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links:
Aist-2T N1
Environmental Satellite Aist-2T N1

ROSKOSMOSPlanned20242029Earth resources, environmental and disaster monitoring, cartography.Avrora-TType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 400 km
Period:
Inclination: 97.1 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST:
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: TBD
Links:
Aist-2T N2
Environmental Satellite Aist-2T N2

ROSKOSMOSPlanned20242029Earth resources, environmental and disaster monitoring, cartography.Avrora-TType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 400 km
Period:
Inclination: 97.1 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST:
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: TBD
Links:
ALOS-2
Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2

JAXAOperational (extended)24 May 2014Dec 2025Environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring, civil planning, agriculture and forestry, Earth resources, land surface and ocean monitoring.CIRC, PALSAR-2, SPAISE2 (AIS)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 628 km
Period: 97 mins
Inclination: 97.9 deg
Repeat cycle: 14 days
LST: 12:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site | data access
ALOS-4
Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4

JAXAApprovedDec 2024Mar 2030Environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring, civil planning, agriculture and forestry, Earth resources, land surface.PALSAR-3, SPAISE3 (AIS)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 628 km
Period: 97 mins
Inclination: 97.9 deg
Repeat cycle: 14 days
LST: 12:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site
ALTIUS
Atmospheric Limb Tracker for Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere (ALTIUS)

ESAApprovedMay 2025May 2028Altius carries a high-resolution 2D imager that observes ozone from the side, at Earth's limb or atmospheric boundary, to monitor its distribution and evolution in the Earth’s atmosphereALTIUS InstrumentType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 668 km
Period:
Inclination: 98.07 deg
Repeat cycle: 3 days
LST: Fixed between 10:00 – 14:00
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site
AMAZONIA-1
Amazonia 1

INPEOperational (nominal)28 Feb 2021Feb 2025Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land surface.WFI (Amazonia-1)Type: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 752 km
Period: 99.9 mins
Inclination: 98.4 deg
Repeat cycle: 26 days
LST: 10:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: Descending
Links: mission site | data access
AOS-PMM
Atmosphere Observing System - Precipitation Measuring Mission

JAXA / CNES / NASAPlanned202920345-year nominal mission life, precipitation measurement, Doppler-derived estimates of convective vertical air motions, and, in tandem with AOS-Storm, time-rate-of-change information related to ice production and vertical mass fluxJAXA Ku-Band Doppler Radar, SAPHIR-NGType: Inclined, non-sun-synchronous
Altitude: 430 km
Period:
Inclination: 55 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST:
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: TBD
Links: mission site
AOS-Sky
Atmosphere Observing System - Sky

NASA / ECCC / USask / UQAM / CSAPlanned203120363-year nominal mission life, 5-year goal. Study of aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions, storm dynamics, energy and water cycles. The mission comprises a spacecraft with Doppler radar, microwave radiometer, backscatter Lidar, Polarimeter, and Far-Infrared imaging radiometer instruments.AOS-Sky Lidar, AOS-Sky Microwave Radiometer, AOS-Sky Polarimeter, AOS-Sky Radar, TICFIREType: Sun-synchronous
Altitude: 450 km
Period:
Inclination: 97.2 deg
Repeat cycle:
LST: 13:30
Longitude (if geo):
Asc/desc: TBD
Links: mission site
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