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ABI (Advanced Baseline Imager) is an imaging instrument that will fly on future NOAA Geostationary Operational...
AIRS (Atmospheric Infrared Sounder) is one of six instruments on board the Aqua satellite, part of NASA's...
AVNIR-2 is a four-band (visible-and near-infrared) radiometer on the ALOS platform designed for observing...
PALSAR is a Phased Array type L-band SAR on the JAXA ALOS land observing platform which was launched...
PRISM on the ALOS platform is a panchromatic instrument that consists of three panchromatic telescopes...
AMSR (Atmospheric Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS) is one of six instruments on board the Aqua satellite,...
The Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A (AMSU-A) system is implemented in two separate modules: the AMSU-A1...
The AMSU-B is a crosstrack, continuous line scanning, total power radiometer and provides measurements...
Aquarius is a focused satellite mission to measure global Sea Surface Salinity (SSS). Scientific progress...
ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) is an imaging instrument flying...
Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder - (ATMS) ATMS is being developed by NASA with CrIS. It will...
The ATSR (Along Track Scanning Radiometer) instruments produce infrared images of the Earth at a spatial...
AVHRR is a visible through thermal infrared instrument that does everything from vegetaions o sea surface...
The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) experiment observes solar-reflected and Earth-emitted...
LEO polar satellite carrying GPS geodetic receiver for high-low sat-sat gravity recovery and GPS atmospheric/ionospheric...
The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite mission will...
The CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) is a nadir-viewing 94 GHz cloud radar; it is the sole instrument...
Constellation of 6 LEO satellites in 6 uniformly spaced planes at 72 deg inclination. Each carries a...
Based on the strategy of the Italian National Space Plan (PSN), the initial focus was to deploy a system...
Cross-track scanner; Michelson-type interferometer; 1 deg resolution at nadir
The operational line scanner is a cross track scanner in the visible to thermal infrared. The resolution...
The Advanced Land Imager was designed as a prototype for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission and launched...
Hyperion, the first successful operational hyperspectral sensor, was launched in November 2000 on the...
The NASA Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) instruments were deployed on multiple satellites. ...
On 17 July 1991, the European Remote-Sensing Satellite, ERS-1, the first European satellite to carry...
The Radar Altimeter is a Ku-band (13.8 GHz) nadir-pointing active microwave sensor designed to measure...
Geosat Follow-On is a U.S. Navy altimeter mission that was launched on Feb 10, 1998. NOAA works together...
The Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite has only one instrument - the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System...
The GOES Imager is a multi-channel instrument designed to sense radiant and solar-reflected energy from...
Twin LEO spacecraft performing precise LEO-LEO crosslink ranging by radio links at 24 and 32 GHz for...
GPS limb-sounding instrument aboard the GRACE spacecraft.
HIRDLS is an mid-infrared limb-scanning radiometer (21 channels from 6.12 to 17.76 µm) designed to monitor...
When GeoEye successfully launched the IKONOS® satellite in 1999, it made history with the world’s...
The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite mission will...
Jason -1 is a nadir altimeter designed to measure the height of the sea surface and its variation in...
3 Visible (30m), 2 NIR (30m), 1 MIR (30m), 1 Pan (15m), 1 Thermal (Low/High Gain)(60m) Global Mission,...
The Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS) onboard Landsats 1, 2 and 3 covered a 185km swath in four wavelength...
The multi-spectral Thematic Mapper (TM) whisk-broom instrument was developed and successfully launched...
MERIS is a programmable, medium-spectral resolution, imaging spectrometer operating in the solar reflective...
Multi-angle Imaging SpectraRadiometer MISR is a new type of instrument, designed to address this issue;...
The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) experiments measure naturally-occurring microwave thermal emission from...
The MODIS instrument is operating on both the Terra and Aqua spacecraft. It has a viewing swath width...
Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere The MOPITT instrument, on the NASA EOS Terra satellite,...
OMI, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument, is a hyperspectral sensor contributed by the Netherlands to the...
The Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) is designed to monitor ozone from space. OMPS will make measurements...
POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances. POLDER is a wide field of view imaging...
QuickBird is a high-resolution commercial earth observation satellite, owned by DigitalGlobe and launched...
QuikSCAT mission is intended to record sea-surface wind speed and direction data under all weather and...
RADARSAT-1 is a sophisticated Earth observation satellite developed by Canada to monitor environmental...
GPS limb sounder on Argentine SAC-C spacecraft
In 1978, JPL built an experimental satellite called Seasat to test a variety of oceanographic sensors...
The SeaWiFS sensor is an 8 band visible instrument designed to collect global data to determine the spatial...
The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Special Sensor Microwave/Imager(SSM/I) became operational...
The Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) is a conically scanning passive microwave radiometer...
Synthetic Aperture Radar (German DLR) TerraSAR-X is a new German radar satellite that has been launched...
The Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) launched into sun-synchronous orbit aboard Aura, the third...
TOMS was part of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth a long term, coordinated research effort to study the...
Radar altimeter with onboard boresighted microwave radiometer for water vapor correction.
Measures total solar irradiance
The TOVS instrument package provides information on temperature and humidity profiles, total ozone, clouds...
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite is a joint project between the United States...
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission's (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI) is a passive microwave sensor...
The Visible and Infrared Scanner VIRS) is one of the primary instruments aboard the Tropical Rainfall...
The Visible/Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite collects visible/infrared imagery and radiometric data....
The Visible Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer (VISSR) is an imaging device used for two-dimensional, cloud...
Wavelength: 645 nm Spectral bandwidth: 50 nm IFOV/swath: 125 m/61 km Data rate: 26 kbps
WindSat is a satellite-based polarimetric microwave radiometer developed by the Naval Research Laboratory...
High Resolution Panchromatic Optical Imager
High Resolution Panchromatic and 8-Band Multispectral Optical Imager