BackForward Satellite: OCO-2 

Satellite details
Acronym OCO-2
Full name Orbiting Carbon Observatory - 2
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the OCO programme (actually, the first, since the 1st failed at launch).
  • Main missions: atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch 460 kg Dry mass 315 kg
Power 521 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data available from the CO2 portal at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 705 km
ECT 13:30 asc


Space agency NASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 02 Jul 2014 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2021-06-14
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on OCO-2

Acronym Full name
OCO spectrometer Orbiting Carbon Observatory Spectrometer
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