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Satellite details
Acronym TANSAT
Full name Exploratory Satellite for Atmospheric CO2
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single satellite of the TANSAT programme. also known as "CarbonSat".
  • Main mission: measurement of CO2
Mass at launch 600 kg Dry mass
Power 600 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data acquisition, processing and dissemination by the National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC) of CMA.
  • Data available through NSMC portal
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 712 km
ECT 13:30 asc


Space agency MOSTCMACAS
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 21 Dec 2016 EOL 01 Feb 2022
Last update: 2024-04-15
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 TANSAT

Acronym Full name
ACGS Atmospheric Carbon-dioxide Grating Spectrometer
CAPI Cloud and Aerosol Polarization Imager
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