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Satellite details
Acronym EarthCARE
Full name Earth Clouds, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the EarthCARE programme.
  • Main mission: cloud/aerosol/radiation process study.
Mass at launch 1859 kg Dry mass 1546 kg
Power 1130 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from ESA/ESRIN and, for CPR, JAXA/EORC.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 394 km
ECT 14:00 desc


Space agency ESAJAXA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2023 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2021-06-08
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on EarthCARE

Acronym Full name
ATLID Atmospheric Lidar
BBR Broad-Band Radiometer
CPR Cloud Profiling Radar for Earth-CARE
MSI Multi-Spectral Imager for Earth-CARE
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Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
CPR active 94050 MHz 7000.000  kHz - A   W-band precipitation radar