Tag: Earth Science

  • SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | WorldView Legion 1 & 2

    SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | WorldView Legion 1 & 2

    WorldView Legion is a constellation of Earth observation satellites built and operated by Maxar. Constellation is planned to consist of 6 satellites in both polar and mid-inclination orbits, providing 30 cm-class resolution.

  • Rocket Lab | Electron | Capella Acadia 3

    Rocket Lab | Electron | Capella Acadia 3

    Payload consists of a single SAR Earth-imaging Acadia satellite, a new generation satellite designed, manufactured, and operated by Capella Space.

  • SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | EarthCARE

    SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | EarthCARE

    EarthCARE (Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer) is a joint mission of ESA and JAXA. The main goal of the mission is the observation and characterization of clouds and aerosols as well as measuring the reflected solar radiation and the infrared radiation emitted from Earth’s surface and atmosphere.

  • Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Ionosfera-M 1 & 2

    Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Ionosfera-M 1 & 2

    Ionosfera is a constellation of four ionospheric and magnetospheric research satellites developed by for Roscosmos for the project Ionozond. The satellites will operate on circular sun-synchronous orbits (SSO), at altitude of about 800 km and located in two orbital planes of two satellites each. The following science instruments are carried on the…

  • Firefly Aerospace | Firefly Alpha | FLTA005 (VCLS Demo 2 Mission Two)

    Firefly Aerospace | Firefly Alpha | FLTA005 (VCLS Demo 2 Mission Two)

    Fourth flight of the Firefly Alpha small sat launcher, carrying its first payload for NASA.

  • Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M | Kondor-FKA No.2

    Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M | Kondor-FKA No.2

    The Kondor-FKA is a small civilian radar Earth observation satellite designed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya as a civilian counterpart to the Kondor-E satellite. The Kondor satellite features a S-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR), which can conduct both continous swath surweys or detailed spot surveys. The swath width is 10 km. Ground resolution is 1 to…

  • SpaceX | Falcon Heavy | GOES-U

    SpaceX | Falcon Heavy | GOES-U

    The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S Series (GOES-S) is the second of the next generation of geostationary weather satellites. The four satellites of the series will provide advanced imaging with increased spatial resolution and faster coverage for more accurate forecasts, real-time mapping of lightning activity, and improved monitoring of solar activity.

  • Rocket Lab | Electron | 6x HawkEye 360

    Rocket Lab | Electron | 6x HawkEye 360

    HawkEye 360 is a a space-based civil global intelligence satellite network using radio frequency (RF) technology to help monitor transportation across air, land and sea and assist with emergencies, and to provide civil SIGINT (Signal Intelligence) mission. The constellation of small satellites (named Hawk ) will collect information on specific radio signals worldwide to…

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | H3-30 | Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (ALOS-4)

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | H3-30 | Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (ALOS-4)

    The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (ALOS-4) is a Japanese satellite designed to observe the Earth’s surface using a phased array type L-band synthetic aperture radar (PALSAR-3).