Earth Observation System - Aura
3rd (last) flight unit of the EOS programme.
Main mission: atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch
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Data access information
For HIRDLS, MLS and OMI, the data are held at the Goddard Earth Science DISC.
For TES, the data are held at the NASA Langley Atmospheric Sciences Data Center.
The Aura instrument validation data are held at the Aura Validation Data Center at Goddard Space Flight Center.
Details on Status
15 Jul 2004
Associated satellite programme and related satellites
Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational ,
blue tag : future
All known Instruments flying on
HIRDLS High-Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder
MLS Microwave Limb Sounder
OMI Ozone Monitoring Instrument
TES-limb Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer
TES-nadir Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information
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Dir or Mode
Data rate or Baseband
112150 - 123850 MHz
9 sub-bands, for temperature and pressure
186100 - 193900 MHz
6 sub-bands, mainly for H2O and HNO3
235450 - 244550 MHz
7 sub-bands, mainly for O3 and CO
634150 - 645850 MHz
9 sub-bands, mainly for N2O, HCl, ClO, HOCl, BrO, HO2 and SO2
2496750 - 2503250 MHz
5 sub-bands, mainly for OH