Earth Explorer Missions

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The Earth Explorer Missions program is part of the Living Planet Program of the European Space Agency ESA . It includes satellite missions that provide new observation data from Earth.

Current missions

The following research satellites are currently in use or have been decided:

satellite Aim of global research begin
CryoSat 1 Recording of the planetary ice masses October 8, 2005 (failed)
GOCE Determination of the earth's gravity field March 17, 2009
SMOS Soil moisture, salinity of the seas November 2, 2009
CryoSat 2 Acquisition of the planetary ice masses (replacement for CryoSat 1 ) April 8, 2010
SWARM Earth's magnetic field and climate 22nd of November 2013
ADM-Aeolus Dynamics of the earth's atmosphere 22nd August 2018
EarthCARE Clouds and aerosols 2022 (planned)Template: future / in 2 years
Biomass Forests biomass 2022 (planned)Template: future / in 2 years
FLEX Photosynthetic activity of global vegetation 2023 (planned)Template: future / in 3 years
FORUM Heat radiation of the earth 2026 (planned)Template: future / in 5 years

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ ESA's Living Planet program . Accessed January 16, 2010.
  2. ADM-Aeolus mission overview. ESA, accessed December 15, 2014 .