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Satellite details
Acronym CarbonSat
Full name Satellite for the Carbon Cycle
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the CarbonSat programme.
  • Main mission: to quantify and monitor the distribution of carbon dioxide and methane.
  • Based on imaging spectrometers to observe spectral absorptions of CO2 in the 1.6 μm and 2 μm bands, O2 in the 760 nm and CH4 in the 1.65 μm spectral ranges
  • Satellite and payload details TBD.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude


Space agency
Status Mission concept
Details on Status
(as available)
Last update: 2013-02-20
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CarbonSat

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