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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 15 juli 2004 -

Status Operational

Orbit type Sun-synchronous circular orbit

Altitude 705

Orbit inclination 98.7

Equatorial crossing time 13:45:00

Orbit period 98.5

Satellite family: EOS (Earth Observing System)

The Earth Observing System (EOS) is a major component of NASA's Earth-Sun System Missions. The mission includes a series of satellites, a science component, and a data system supporting a coordinated series of polar-orbiting and low inclination satellites for long-term global observations of the land surface, biosphere, solid Earth, atmosphere, and oceans. EOS is enabling an improved understanding of the Earth as an integrated system.

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name HIRDLS (High-Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Atmospheric instrument
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)
Swath width (at nadir) 2000 km
Max look angle 43°
Sensor name MLS (Microwave Limb Sounder)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Atmospheric instrument
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)
Max look angle 70°
Sensor name OMI (Ozone Monitoring Instrument)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Atmospheric instrument
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)
Swath width (at nadir) 2600 km
Max look angle 57°
Sensor name TES (Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Atmospheric instrument
Resolution class Low (300 m - 1 km)
Swath width (at nadir) 5 km