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Name
Agencies Missions Instrument
Status
Instrument
Type
  
174-K
Temperature and Humidity Profiler
ROSKOSMOS
ROSHYDROMET
Meteor-2 N24 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N5 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N7 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N8 - Mission complete
No longer operational Narrow-band channel IR radiometer  
3MI EUMETSAT EPS-SG-a - Planned Proposed  
A-DCS4
ARGOS-Data Collection System
NOAA NOAA-19 - Currently being flown
Metop-C - Currently being flown
NPOESS-2 - Currently being flown
GOES-14 - Currently being flown
NPOESS-1 - Currently being flown
GOES-15 - Currently being flown
NPOESS-3 - Currently being flown
NPOESS-4 - Currently being flown
NPOESS-5 - Currently being flown
NPOESS-6 - Currently being flown
GOES-13 - Currently being flown
JPSS-2 - Currently being flown
Operational Data collection system  
AATSR
Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer
UKSA Envisat - Currently being flown Operational Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer  
ABI
Advanced Baseline Imager
NOAA GOES-R - Approved
GOES-S - Approved
Being developed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
ACC
Accelerometer
ESA Swarm - Approved Being developed Gradiometer/accelerometer  
ACE-FTS
Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) Fourier Transform Spectrometer
CSA SCISAT-1 - Currently being flown Operational Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
ACRIM II
Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor
NASA UARS - Mission complete No longer operational Solar irradiance monitor  
ACRIM III
Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor
NASA ACRIMSAT - Currently being flown Operational Solar irradiance monitor  
ADEOS Comms
Communications package for ADEOS
JAXA ADEOS - Mission complete
ADEOS-II - Mission complete
No longer operational  
Advanced DCS
Advanced Data Collection System
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-MP N1 - Planned
Meteor-MP N2 - Planned
Meteor-MP N3 - Planned
Proposed Data collection system  
Advanced GGAK-M
Advanced Module for Geophysical Measurements (SEM)
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-MP N1 - Planned
Meteor-MP N2 - Planned
Meteor-MP N3 - Planned
Proposed Space environment monitor  
Advanced GOCI
Advanced Geostationary Ocean Colour Imager
KARI
KORDI
GeoKOMPSAT-2B - Approved Proposed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
Advanced IKFS-2
Advanced Fourier spectrometer
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-MP N1 - Planned
Meteor-MP N2 - Planned
Meteor-MP N3 - Planned
Proposed High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer  
Advanced KMSS
Advanced Multispectral Imager (VIS)
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-MP N1 - Planned
Meteor-MP N2 - Planned
Meteor-MP N3 - Planned
Proposed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
Advanced MI
Advanced Meteorological Imager
KARI
KMA
GeoKOMPSAT-2A - Approved Proposed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
Advanced MSU-MR
Advanced Multispectral scanning imager-radiometer
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-MP N1 - Planned
Meteor-MP N2 - Planned
Meteor-MP N3 - Planned
Proposed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
Advanced MTVZA
Advanced Scanning microwave imager-sounder
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-MP N1 - Planned
Meteor-MP N2 - Planned
Meteor-MP N3 - Planned
Proposed Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
Advanced Radiomet
Advanced Radio-occultation receiver
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-MP N1 - Planned
Meteor-MP N2 - Planned
Meteor-MP N3 - Planned
Proposed GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
Advanced SAR
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar X band
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-MP N1 - Planned
Meteor-MP N2 - Planned
Meteor-MP N3 - Planned
Proposed Imaging radar (SAR)  
Advanced Scatterometer ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-MP N1 - Planned
Meteor-MP N2 - Planned
Meteor-MP N3 - Planned
Proposed Radar scatterometer  
AEISS
Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System
KARI
ASTRIUM
DLR
KOMPSAT-3 - Approved Being developed High resolution optical imager  
AEISS-A
Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System-A
KARI
ASTRIUM
DLR
KOMPSAT-3A - Approved Being developed High resolution optical imager  
AIRS
Atmospheric Infra-red Sounder
NASA Aqua - Currently being flown Operational Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
AIS (RCM)
Automated Identification System (RADARSAT Constellation)
CSA RADARSAT C-1 - Approved
RADARSAT C-2 - Approved
RADARSAT C-3 - Approved
Being developed Data collection system  
ALADIN
Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument
ESA ADM-Aeolus - Approved Being developed Doppler lidar  
ALI
Advanced Land Imager
NASA NMP EO-1 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
ALISEO
SAGNAC imaging spectrometer
ASI MIOSAT - Approved Approved Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
ALISSA
Backscatter lidar
ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete No longer operational Atmospheric lidar  
ALT
Radar Altimeter
NSOAS
CAST
HY-2A - Currently being flown Operational Radar altimeter  
AltiKa
Ka-band Altimeter
CNES SARAL - Approved Being developed Radar altimeter  
AMI/SAR/Image
Active Microwave Instrumentation. Image Mode
ESA ERS-1 - Mission complete
ERS-2 - Mission complete
No longer operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
AMI/SAR/Wave
Active Microwave Instrumentation. Wave mode
ESA ERS-1 - Mission complete
ERS-2 - Mission complete
No longer operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
AMI/Scatterometer
Active Microwave Instrumentation. Wind mode
ESA ERS-1 - Mission complete
ERS-2 - Mission complete
No longer operational Radar scatterometer  
AMR
Advanced Microwave Radiometer
NASA OSTM (Jason-2) - Currently being flown
Jason-3 - Currently being flown
Operational Non-scanning MW radiometer  
AMSR
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
JAXA ADEOS-II - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
AMSR-2
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer -2
JAXA GCOM-W1 - Approved
GCOM-W2 - Approved
GCOM-W3 - Approved
Approved Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
AMSR-E
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
JAXA
NASA
Aqua - Currently being flown No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
AMSU-A
Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A
NASA Aqua - Currently being flown Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
AMSU-A
Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A
NOAA
UKSA
NOAA-16 - Currently being flown
NOAA-17 - Currently being flown
NOAA-18 - Currently being flown
NOAA-15 - Currently being flown
Metop-B - Currently being flown
Metop-C - Currently being flown
Metop-A - Currently being flown
Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
AMSU-B
Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-B
NOAA
UKSA
NOAA-16 - Currently being flown
NOAA-17 - Currently being flown
NOAA-15 - Currently being flown
Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
APS
Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor
NASA Glory - N/A No longer operational Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer  
Aquarius L-Band radiometer
Aquarius L-Band Radiometer
NASA
CONAE
SAC-D/Aquarius - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
Aquarius L-Band Scatterometer NASA
CONAE
SAC-D/Aquarius - Currently being flown Operational Radar scatterometer  
ARGOS CNES
NASA
NOAA-9 - Mission complete
NOAA-10 - Mission complete
NOAA-11 - Mission complete
NOAA-13 - Mission complete
NOAA-16 - Mission complete
NOAA-17 - Mission complete
NOAA-18 - Mission complete
NOAA-19 - Mission complete
NOAA-12 - Mission complete
NOAA-14 - Mission complete
NOAA-15 - Mission complete
Metop-B - Mission complete
Metop-C - Mission complete
Metop-A - Mission complete
SARAL - Mission complete
Operational Data collection system  
Arina ROSKOSMOS Resurs DK 1 - Currently being flown
Resurs P N1 - Currently being flown
Resurs P N2 - Currently being flown
Operational Space environment monitor  
Arkon-2M SAR ROSKOSMOS Arkon-2M - Planned Proposed Imaging radar (SAR)  
ASAR
Advanced Synthetic-Aperture Radar
ESA Envisat - Currently being flown Operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
ASAR (image mode)
Advanced Syntetic Aperture Radar (Image mode)
ESA Envisat - Currently being flown Operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
ASAR (wave mode)
Advanced Syntetic Aperture Radar (Wave mode)
ESA Envisat - Currently being flown Operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
ASCAT
Advanced Scatterometer
EUMETSAT
ESA
Metop-B - Approved
Metop-C - Approved
Metop-A - Approved
Operational Radar scatterometer  
ASI
Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3D - Approved
FY-3E - Approved
FY-3F - Approved
FY-3G - Approved
Prototype  
ASM
Absolute Scalar Magnetometer
CNES Swarm - Approved Being developed Magnetometer  
ASTER
Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
METI
NASA
Terra - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
ATCOR
Atmospheric correction
ISRO RESOURCESAT-3 - Considered
RESOURCESAT-3A - Considered
Proposed High resolution optical imager  
ATLAS
Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System
NASA ICESat-II - Planned Proposed Lidar altimeter  
ATLID
ATmospheric LIDar
ESA ESA Future Missions - Cancelled
EarthCARE - Cancelled
Approved Atmospheric lidar  
ATMS
Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder
NASA
NOAA
NPOESS-1 - N/A
NPOESS-3 - N/A
NPOESS-5 - N/A
NPP - N/A
EPS-SG-a - N/A
JPSS-1 - N/A
JPSS-2 - N/A
Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
ATOVS (HIRS/3 + AMSU + AVHRR/3)
Advanced TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
NOAA NOAA-16 - Currently being flown
NOAA-15 - Currently being flown
Operational  
ATSR
Along Track Scanning Radiometer
UKSA
CSIRO
ERS-1 - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer  
ATSR-2
Along Track Scanning Radiometer - 2
UKSA
CSIRO
ERS-2 - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer  
ATSR/M CNES ERS-1 - Mission complete
ERS-2 - Mission complete
No longer operational Non-scanning MW radiometer  
AVHRR/2
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/2
NOAA NOAA-9 - Mission complete
NOAA-10 - Mission complete
NOAA-11 - Mission complete
NOAA-13 - Mission complete
NOAA-12 - Mission complete
NOAA-14 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
AVHRR/3
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/3
NOAA NOAA-16 - Currently being flown
NOAA-17 - Currently being flown
NOAA-18 - Currently being flown
NOAA-19 - Currently being flown
NOAA-15 - Currently being flown
Metop-B - Currently being flown
Metop-C - Currently being flown
Metop-A - Currently being flown
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
AVNIR
Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometor
JAXA ADEOS - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
AVNIR-2
Advanced Visible and Near Infra-red Radiometer type 2
JAXA ALOS - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
AWFI
Advanced Wide Field Imager
INPE SSR-1 - Mission complete
SSR-2 - Mission complete
AMAZÔNIA-1 - Mission complete
Approved Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
AWiFS
Advanced Wide Field Sensor
ISRO RESOURCESAT-1 - Currently being flown
RESOURCESAT-2 - Currently being flown
AWiFSSAT - Currently being flown
RESOURCESAT-2A - Currently being flown
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
Balkan-2 lidar ROSKOSMOS ALMAZ-1B - Mission complete No longer operational Atmospheric lidar  
BBR (EarthCARE)
BroadBand Radiometer (EarthCARE)
ESA EarthCARE - Approved Approved Broad-band radiometer  
BGIS 2000
Ball Global Imaging System 2000
Digital Globe QuickBird-2 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
BILSAT VNIR Multispectral
BILSAT VNIR Multispectral camera
TUBITAK BILSAT - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
BILSAT VNIR Panchromatic
BILSAT VNIR Panchromatic camera
TUBITAK BILSAT - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
BRK
On board retransmission complex
ROSKOSMOS Meteor-3M N2 - N/A
GOMS/Electro N1 - N/A
No longer operational Communications system  
BTVK
Scanning television radiometer
ROSHYDROMET GOMS/Electro N1 - Mission complete No longer operational  
BUFS-2
Backscatter spectrometer/2
ROSKOSMOS Meteor-3 N5 - Mission complete No longer operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
BUV
Backscatter Ultraviolet instrument
NASA NIMBUS-4 - Mission complete No longer operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
C-Band SAR
C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
ESA Sentinel-1 A - Approved
Sentinel-1 B - Approved
Sentinel-1 C - Approved
Being developed Imaging radar (SAR)  
C/X SAR
SAR
ISRO DMSAR - N/A No longer considered Imaging radar (SAR)  
CALIOP
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization
NASA CALIPSO - Currently being flown Operational Atmospheric lidar  
CARMEN-1 CNES
CONAE
SAC-D/Aquarius - Currently being flown Operational Space environment monitor  
CCD
High Resolution CCD Camera
CAST
INPE
CBERS-1 - Mission complete
CBERS-2 - Mission complete
CBERS-2B - Mission complete
No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
CCD (HJ)
CCD camera
CAST HJ-1A - Mission complete
HJ-1B - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
CCD camera
Charged Coupled Device Camera
ISRO INSAT-2E - Mission complete
INSAT-3A - Mission complete
Operational High resolution optical imager  
CERES
Cloud and the Earth's Radiant Energy System
NASA Terra - Currently being flown
Aqua - Currently being flown
TRMM - Currently being flown
NPOESS-1 - Currently being flown
NPOESS-5 - Currently being flown
NPP - Currently being flown
JPSS-1 - Currently being flown
Operational Broad-band radiometer  
Chaika
Scanning IR radiometer
ROSKOSMOS Meteor-2 N24 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N5 - Mission complete
No longer operational  
CHAMP GPS Sounder
GPS TurboRogue Space Receiver (TRSR)
NASA
DLR
CHAMP - Mission complete No longer operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
CHAMP Gravity Package (Accelerometer+GPS)
STAR Accelerometer
CNES CHAMP - Mission complete No longer operational Gradiometer/accelerometer  
CHAMP Magnetometry Package (1 Scalar + 2 Vector Magnetometer)
Overhauser Magnetometer and Fluxgate Magnetometer
DLR CHAMP - Mission complete No longer operational Magnetometer  
CHRIS
Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
ESA
UKSA
PROBA - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
CLAES
Cryogenic Limb Array Etalon Spectrometer instrument
NASA UARS - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
Cloud radar (ACE) NASA ACE - Considered Proposed Cloud and precipitation radar  
CMIS
Conical-scanning Microwave Imager/Sounder
NOAA NPOESS-5 - Cancelled
NPOESS-6 - Cancelled
No longer considered Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
CO Sensor (ASCENDS) NASA SWOT - Considered Proposed Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
CO2 LIDAR (ASCENDS) NASA ASCENDS - Considered Proposed Atmospheric lidar  
COBAN
COBAN 8 Band multispectral camera
TUBITAK BILSAT - Mission complete No longer operational  
COCTS
China Ocean Colour & Temperature Scanner
CAST HY-1A - Mission complete
HY-1B - Mission complete
HY-1C - Mission complete
HY-1D - Mission complete
Operational Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
Communications payload (Ka and UHF band) CSIRO FedSat - Mission complete No longer operational  
COSI
Corea SAR Instrument
KARI
TAS-i
KOMPSAT-5 - Approved Being developed Imaging radar (SAR)  
CPR (CloudSat)
Cloud Profiling Radar
NASA CloudSat - Currently being flown Operational Cloud and precipitation radar  
CPR (EarthCARE)
Cloud Profiling Radar (EarthCARE)
JAXA
NICT
ESA Future Missions - Cancelled
EarthCARE - Cancelled
Approved Cloud and precipitation radar  
CrIS
Cross-track Infrared Sounder
NOAA NPOESS-1 - N/A
NPOESS-3 - N/A
NPOESS-5 - N/A
NPP - N/A
JPSS-1 - N/A
JPSS-2 - N/A
Operational Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
CSC FVM
CSC fluxgate vector magnetometer
DNSC Ørsted (Oersted) - Currently being flown Operational Magnetometer  
CZI
Coastal Zone Imager
CAST HY-1A - Mission complete
HY-1B - Mission complete
HY-1C - Mission complete
HY-1D - Mission complete
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
CZS
Coastal Zone Scanner
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-M N3 - Planned Approved Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
DCS
Data Collecting Plataform Transponder
INPE SCD-1 - Currently being flown
SCD-2 - Currently being flown
Operational Data collection system  
DCS
Data Collecting System
INPE GPM-Br - Cancelled No longer considered Data collection system  
DCS
Data Collecting System
INPE MAPSAR - Cancelled No longer considered Data collection system  
DCS
Data Collection System
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-3M N2 - N/A
Elektro-L N1 - N/A
Meteor-M N1 - N/A
Meteor-M N2 - N/A
Elektro-L N2 - N/A
Elektro-L N3 - N/A
Meteor-M N3 - N/A
Operational Data collection system  
DCS (CAST)
Data Collecting System Transponder (CAST)
CAST CBERS-1 - Mission complete
CBERS-2 - Mission complete
CBERS-3 - Mission complete
CBERS-2B - Mission complete
Operational Data collection system  
DCS (GOES-R)
Data Collection System (NOAA, GOES-R)
NOAA GOES-R - Approved
GOES-S - Approved
Approved Data collection system  
DCS (JAXA)
Data Collection System (JAXA)
JAXA GMS-4 - Mission complete
MOS-1B - Mission complete
GMS-5 - Mission complete
No longer operational Data collection system  
DCS (NOAA)
Data Collection System (NOAA)
NOAA GOES-7 - Mission complete
GOES-10 - Mission complete
GOES-11 - Mission complete
GOES-12 - Mission complete
GOES-8 - Mission complete
GOES-9 - Mission complete
Operational Data collection system  
DCS (SAC-C)
Data Collection System
CONAE SAC-C - Currently being flown Operational Data collection system  
DCS (SAC-D)
Data Collection System
CONAE SAC-D/Aquarius - Currently being flown Operational Data collection system  
DELTA-2D
Multispectral microwave scanning radiometer
ROSHYDROMET OKEAN-O - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
DOPI ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete No longer operational  
DORIS
Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite
CNES Topex-Poseidon - Mission complete No longer operational Radio-positioning system  
DORIS (SPOT)
Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite (on SPOT)
CNES SPOT-3 - Mission complete
SPOT-4 - Mission complete
SPOT-2 - Mission complete
Operational Radio-positioning system  
DORIS-NG
Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite-NG
CNES Envisat - Currently being flown
Jason-1 - Currently being flown
CryoSat - Currently being flown
OSTM (Jason-2) - Currently being flown
CryoSat-2 - Currently being flown
Operational Radio-positioning system  
DORIS-NG (SPOT)
Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite-NG (on SPOT)
CNES SPOT-5 - Currently being flown Operational Radio-positioning system  
DPR
Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar
JAXA GPM Core - Approved Being developed Cloud and precipitation radar  
DRF ROSKOSMOS Vulkan-Kompas-2 - Mission complete No longer operational  
DRT-S&R ISRO KALPANA-1 - Currently being flown
INSAT-3A - Currently being flown
Operational Data collection system  
ECHO-V ROSKOSMOS Kanopus-Vulkan - N/A No longer operational Space environment monitor  
EFI
Electric Field Instrument
ESA
CSA
Swarm - Approved Being developed Space environment monitor  
EGG
3-Axis Electrostatic Gravity Gradiometer
ESA GOCE - Currently being flown Operational Gradiometer/accelerometer  
EHIC
Energetic Heavy Ion Composition Experiment
NOAA
USAF
NOAA-13 - Mission complete No longer operational Space environment monitor  
ENVISAT Comms
Communications package on ENVISAT
ESA Envisat - Currently being flown Operational  
EOC
Electro-Optical Camera
KARI KOMPSAT-1 - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
EPIC
Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera
NASA
NOAA
DSCOVR - Planned Being developed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
ERBE
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
NASA NOAA-9 - Mission complete
NOAA-10 - Mission complete
ERBS - Mission complete
No longer operational Broad-band radiometer  
ERBS
Earth Radiation Budget Sensor
NOAA
NASA
JPSS-2 - Approved No longer considered Broad-band radiometer  
ERM
Earth Radiation Measurement
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
FY-3C - Currently being flown
Operational Broad-band radiometer  
ERM-2
Improved Earth Radiation Measurement
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3E - Planned
FY-3G - Planned
Approved Broad-band radiometer  
ERS Comms
Communication package for ERS
ESA ERS-1 - Mission complete
ERS-2 - Mission complete
No longer operational  
ETM+
Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus
USGS
NASA
Landsat-7 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
Event Imaging Spectrometer from GEO (GeoCape) NASA GEO-CAPE - Considered Proposed High resolution optical imager  
EXIS
Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors
NOAA GOES-R - Approved
GOES-S - Approved
Being developed Solar irradiance monitor  
FCI
Flexible Combined Imager
EUMETSAT
ESA
MTG-I1 (imaging) - Approved
MTG-I2 (imaging) - Approved
MTG-I3 (imaging) - Approved
MTG-I4 (imaging) - Approved
Being developed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
Fluxgate magnetometer CRCSS FedSat - Mission complete No longer operational Magnetometer  
GAMI
Greenhouse Gases monitoring Instrument
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3D - Approved
FY-3F - Approved
TBD High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
GEMS
Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Spectrometer
KARI
NIER
GeoKOMPSAT-2B - Approved Proposed Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
GeoSTAR
MW Array Spectrometer (PATH)
NASA PATH - Considered Proposed  
Geoton-L1 ROSKOSMOS
ROSHYDROMET
Resurs DK 1 - Currently being flown
Resurs P N1 - Currently being flown
Resurs P N2 - Currently being flown
Operational High resolution optical imager  
GERB
Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget
EUMETSAT
ESA
RAL
Meteosat-8 - Currently being flown
Meteosat-9 - Currently being flown
Meteosat-10 - Currently being flown
Meteosat-11 - Currently being flown
Operational Broad-band radiometer  
GGAK-E
Module for Geophysical Measurements
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Elektro-L N1 - Currently being flown
Elektro-L N2 - Currently being flown
Elektro-L N3 - Currently being flown
Operational Space environment monitor  
GGAK-M
Module for Geophysical Measurements (SEM)
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-M N1 - Currently being flown
Meteor-M N2 - Currently being flown
Operational Space environment monitor  
GID-12T ROSKOSMOS Vulkan-Kompas-2 - Mission complete
Kanopus-Vulkan - Mission complete
No longer operational Space environment monitor  
GIFTS
Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer
NASA NMP EO-3 GIFTS - Cancelled No longer considered Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
GLAS
Geoscience Laser Altimeter System
NASA ICESat - Mission complete No longer operational Lidar altimeter  
GLI
Global Imager
JAXA ADEOS-II - Mission complete No longer operational Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
GLM
GEO Lightning Mapper
NOAA GOES-R - Approved
GOES-S - Approved
Being developed Lightning imager  
GMI
GPM Microwave Imager
NASA GPM Constellation - Cancelled
GPM Core - Cancelled
Being developed Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
GMS Comms
Communications package on GMS
JAXA
JMA
GMS-4 - Mission complete
GMS-5 - Mission complete
No longer operational  
GNOS
GNSS Occultation Sounder
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3D - Approved
FY-3E - Approved
FY-3F - Approved
FY-3G - Approved
Approved GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
GOCI
Geostationary Ocean Colour Imager
KARI
ASTRIUM
KORDI
COMS - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
GOES Comms
Communications package on GOES
NOAA GOES-7 - Mission complete
GOES-10 - Mission complete
GOES-11 - Mission complete
GOES-12 - Mission complete
GOES-8 - Mission complete
GOES-9 - Mission complete
GOES-14 - Mission complete
GOES-15 - Mission complete
GOES-13 - Mission complete
Operational  
GOLPE
GPS Occultation and Passive reflection Experiment
NASA
CONAE
SAC-C - Currently being flown Operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
GOME
Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment
ESA ERS-2 - Mission complete No longer operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
GOME-2
Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment - 2
EUMETSAT
ESA
Metop-B - Approved
Metop-C - Approved
Metop-A - Approved
Operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
GOMOS
Global Ozone Monitoring by Occultation of Stars
ESA Envisat - Currently being flown Operational Limb-scanning SW spectrometer  
GOX
Global Positioning Satellite Occultation Experiment (GOX)
NASA
NSPO
JPL
COSMIC-1/FORMOSAT-3 FM1 - Currently being flown
COSMIC-2/FORMOSAT-3 FM2 - Currently being flown
COSMIC-3/FORMOSAT-3 FM3 - Currently being flown
COSMIC-4/FORMOSAT-3 FM4 - Currently being flown
COSMIC-5/FORMOSAT-3 FM5 - Currently being flown
COSMIC-6/FORMOSAT-3 FM6 - Currently being flown
Operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
GPS (ESA)
GPS Receiver
ESA GOCE - Currently being flown Operational GNSS receiver  
GPS receiver CRCSS FedSat - Mission complete No longer operational GNSS receiver  
GPS Receiver (Swarm)
GPSR (Swarm)
ESA Swarm - Approved Being developed GNSS receiver  
GPSDR
GPS Demonstration Receiver
CONAE
NASA
SAC-A - Mission complete No longer operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
GPSP
Global Positioning System Payload
NASA OSTM (Jason-2) - Currently being flown Operational GNSS receiver  
GPSRO (Oersted)
GPS Radio Occultation System
NASA Ørsted (Oersted) - Currently being flown Operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
GPSRO (Terra-SAR)
GPS Radio Occultation System
NASA TerraSAR-X - Currently being flown Operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
GRACE instrument NASA
DLR
GRACE - Currently being flown
GRACE-II - Currently being flown
GRACE FO - Currently being flown
Operational Satellite-to-satellite ranging system  
GRAS
GNSS Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding
EUMETSAT
ESA
Metop-B - Approved
Metop-C - Approved
Metop-A - Approved
Operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
Greben
Radar altimeter
ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete No longer operational Radar altimeter  
HALOE
Halogen Occultation Experiment
NASA UARS - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
HDWL (3D Winds) NASA 3D Winds - Considered Proposed Doppler lidar  
High Resolution Panchromatic Camera CONAE SARE-1 - Planned TBD High resolution optical imager  
HiRDLS
High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder
NASA
UKSA
Aura - Currently being flown No longer operational Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
HiRI
High-Resolution Imager
CNES Pleiades 1 - Approved
Pleiades 2 - Approved
Being developed High resolution optical imager  
HIRS/2
High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/2
NOAA NOAA-9 - Mission complete
NOAA-10 - Mission complete
NOAA-11 - Mission complete
NOAA-13 - Mission complete
NOAA-12 - Mission complete
NOAA-14 - Mission complete
No longer operational Narrow-band channel IR radiometer  
HIRS/3
High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/3
NOAA NOAA-16 - Currently being flown
NOAA-17 - Currently being flown
NOAA-15 - Currently being flown
Operational Narrow-band channel IR radiometer  
HIRS/4
High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/4
NOAA NOAA-18 - Currently being flown
NOAA-19 - Currently being flown
Metop-B - Currently being flown
Metop-A - Currently being flown
Operational Narrow-band channel IR radiometer  
HRC
High Resolution Camera
CAST
INPE
CBERS-2B - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
HRDI
High Resolution Doppler Imager
NASA UARS - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning SW spectrometer  
HRG CNES SPOT-5 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
HRMX
High Resolution Multi Spectral
ISRO CARTOSAT-2C - Considered
CARTOSAT-2D - Considered
Proposed High resolution optical imager  
HRMX-TIR
High Resolution TIR
ISRO GISAT - Approved Proposed  
HRMX-VNIR
High Resolution MX-VNIR
ISRO GISAT - Approved Proposed High resolution optical imager  
HRS
High Resolution Stereoscope
CNES SPOT-5 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
HRSS-1
High Resolution SWIR Spectrometer
ISRO Environsat-1 - Considered
Environsat-2 - Considered
Proposed High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
HRTC
High Resolution Panchromatic Camera
CONAE SAC-C - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
HRV
High Resolution Visible
CNES SPOT-1 - Mission complete
SPOT-3 - Mission complete
SPOT-2 - Mission complete
No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
HRVIR
High Resolution Visible and Infra-red
CNES
SNSB
SPOT-4 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
HRVS-1A/-1B
High Resolution VNIR Spectrometer
ISRO Environsat-1 - Considered
Environsat-2 - Considered
Proposed High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer  
HSB
Humidity Sounder/Brazil
INPE
NASA
Aqua - Currently being flown No longer operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
HSC
High Sensitivity Camera
CONAE SAC-D/Aquarius - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
HSI
Hyperspectral Imager
DLR EnMAP - Approved Approved High resolution optical imager  
HSI (HJ-1A)
Hyper Spectrum Imager
CAST HJ-1A - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
HSRL (ACE) NASA ACE - Considered Proposed Atmospheric lidar  
HSRS
Hot Spot Recognition System
DLR BIRD - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
HSTC
High Sensitivity Technological Camera
CONAE SAC-C - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
HYC
HYperspectral Camera
ASI PRISMA - Approved Approved Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
HYDROS NASA HYDROS - Cancelled No longer considered Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
Hyperion
Hyperspectral Imager
NASA NMP EO-1 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
HySI (IMS-1)
Hyperspectral Imager (IMS-1)
ISRO IMS-1 - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
HYSI (RS-1A)-SWIR
Hyperspectral SWIR
ISRO CARTOSAT-1A - Considered
CARTOSAT-1B - Considered
 
HYSI (RS-1A)-VNIR
Hyperspectral VNIR
ISRO CARTOSAT-1A - Considered
CARTOSAT-1B - Considered
 
HySI (TES-HYS)
Hyperspectral Imager (TES-HYS)
ISRO TES-HYS - N/A No longer considered High resolution optical imager  
HYSI-SWIR
Hyperspectral SWIR
ISRO GISAT - Approved Proposed  
HYSI-VNIR
Hyperspectral VNIR
ISRO GISAT - Approved Proposed  
IAP
Instrument for plasma analysis
CNES DEMETER - Mission complete No longer operational Space environment monitor  
IASI
Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
CNES
EUMETSAT
Metop-B - Approved
Metop-C - Approved
Metop-A - Approved
Operational Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
IASI-NG
Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer - Next Generation
EUMETSAT EPS-SG-a - Planned Proposed Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
ICARE
Influence of Space Radiation on Advanced Components
CNES
CONAE
SAC-C - Currently being flown Operational Space environment monitor  
ICE
Instrument for Electric Field
CNES DEMETER - Mission complete No longer operational Space environment monitor  
IDP
Instrument For Plasma Detection
CNES DEMETER - Mission complete No longer operational Space environment monitor  
IGPM
IGPM microwave radiometer
ASI IGPM - N/A No longer considered Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
IGPM rain radar ASI IGPM - N/A No longer considered Cloud and precipitation radar  
IIR
Imaging Infrared Radiometer
CNES CALIPSO - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
IKAR-D
Multispectral microwave scanner
ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
IKAR-N
Multispectral microwave scanner
ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
IKAR-P
Multispectral microwave scanner
ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
IKFS-2
Fourier spectrometer
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-3M N2 - N/A
Meteor-M N2 - N/A
Prototype High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer  
ILAS
Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer
MOE (Japan)
JAXA
ADEOS - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
ILAS-II
Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer-II
MOE (Japan)
JAXA
ADEOS-II - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
Imager NOAA GOES-10 - Mission complete
GOES-11 - Mission complete
GOES-12 - Mission complete
GOES-8 - Mission complete
GOES-9 - Mission complete
GOES-14 - Mission complete
GOES-15 - Mission complete
GOES-13 - Mission complete
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
Imager (INSAT)
Very High Resolution Radiometer
ISRO INSAT-3D - Approved
INSAT-3DR - Approved
INSAT-3DS - Approved
Being developed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
IMAGER/MTSAT-2
Imager/MTSAT
JMA MTSAT-1 - Mission complete
MTSAT-2 - Mission complete
MTSAT-3 - Mission complete
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
IMG
Inferometric Monitor of Greenhouse gases
MITI (Japan)
JAXA
ADEOS - Mission complete No longer operational Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
IMSC
Instrument Search Coil Magnetometer
CNES DEMETER - Mission complete No longer operational Magnetometer  
IMWAS
Improved MicroWave Atmospheric Sounder
NRSCC
CAST
FY-3C - Approved
FY-3D - Approved
FY-3E - Approved
FY-3F - Approved
FY-3G - Approved
Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
INES
Italian Navigation Experiment
ASI
CONAE
SAC-C - Currently being flown Operational GNSS receiver  
IPDA LIDAR
Integrated Path Differential Absorption Light Detection and Ranging Instrument
DLR
CNES
D/F Climate Mission - Planned Proposed Atmospheric lidar  
IR (HJ-1B)
Infrared Camera
CAST HJ-1B - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
IR Correlation Radiometer (GeoCape) NASA GEO-CAPE - Considered Proposed Narrow-band channel IR radiometer  
IR spectrometer (CLARREO) NASA CLARREO-1 - Cancelled
CLARREO-3 - Cancelled
No longer considered High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer  
IR Spectrometer(GACM) NASA GACM - Considered Proposed High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer  
IR-MSS
Infrared Multispectral Scanner
CAST
INPE
CBERS-1 - Mission complete
CBERS-2 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
IRAS
InfraRed Atmospheric Sounder
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
FY-3C - Currently being flown
Operational Narrow-band channel IR radiometer  
IRIS
Infrared Interferometer Spectrometer instrument
NASA NIMBUS-3 - Mission complete
NIMBUS-4 - Mission complete
No longer operational Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
IRS
Infrared scanner
CAST
INPE
CBERS-3 - Approved
CBERS-4 - Approved
Prototype High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer  
IRS
Infra-Red Sounder
EUMETSAT
ESA
Meteosat Third Generation-S1 (sounding) - Planned
MTG-S1 - Planned
MTG-S2 - Planned
Meteosat Third Generation-S2 (sounding) - Planned
Sentinel-4 A - Planned
Sentinel-4 B - Planned
Sentinel-5 - Planned
Being developed Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
IRS
Infrared scanner
CAST
INPE
CBERS-3 - Approved
CBERS-4 - Approved
Prototype High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer  
ISAMS
Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder instrument
NASA UARS - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
ISL
Langmuir probes
CNES DEMETER - Mission complete No longer operational Space environment monitor  
ISP ROSKOSMOS Meteor-3 N7 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N8 - Mission complete
Resurs-01 N4 - Mission complete
No longer operational Solar irradiance monitor  
IST
Italian Star Tracker
ASI
CONAE
SAC-C - Currently being flown Operational Star tracker  
ISTOK-1
Infra-red Spectrometer
ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete No longer operational Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
IVISSR (FY-2)
Improved Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (5 channels)
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-2C - Mission complete
FY-2D - Mission complete
FY-2E - Mission complete
FY-2F - Mission complete
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
JAMI/MTSAT-1R
Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager
JMA MTSAT-1R - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
JERS-1 Comms
Communications package for JERS-1
JAXA JERS-1 - Mission complete No longer operational  
JMR
JASON Microwave Radiometer
NASA Jason-1 - Currently being flown
OSTM (Jason-2) - Currently being flown
Operational Non-scanning MW radiometer  
K band radiometers (SCLP) NASA SCLP - Considered Proposed Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
Ka-band Radar INterferometer (KaRIN) NASA
CNES
SWOT - Considered Proposed Radar altimeter  
KFA-1000
Photographic camera
ROSKOSMOS Resurs-F1M series - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
KFA-200
Photographic camera
ROSKOSMOS Resurs-F1M series - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
KFA-3000
Photographic camera
ROSKOSMOS Resurs-F3 series - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
KGI-4C
Module for Geophysical Measurements
ROSHYDROMET Meteor-3M N1 - Mission complete No longer operational Space environment monitor  
Klimat
Scanning IR radiometer
ROSHYDROMET Meteor-3 N7 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N8 - Mission complete
Meteor-3M N1 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
KMSS
Multispectral Imager (VIS)
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-3M N2 - N/A
Meteor-M N1 - N/A
Meteor-M N2 - N/A
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
KONDOR-2
Data collection and transmission system
ROSHYDROMET Sich-1 - Mission complete
OKEAN-O - Mission complete
OCEAN-01 - Mission complete
OKEAN-01 N7 - Mission complete
No longer operational Data collection system  
Ku and X-band radars (SCLP) NASA SCLP - Considered Proposed Imaging radar (SAR)  
L-band INSAR (DESdynI) NASA DESDynI - Cancelled No longer considered Radar altimeter  
L-band Radar (SMAP) NASA SMAP - Approved Proposed  
L-band Radiometer (SMAP) NASA SMAP - Approved Proposed Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
L-band SAR INPE SSR-2 - N/A No longer considered Imaging radar (SAR)  
L-band SAR
L-band Synthetic Apature Radar
JAXA
METI
JERS-1 - Mission complete No longer operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
L-Band SAR (ALOS-2)
L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (ALOS-2)
JAXA ALOS-2 - Approved Operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
L-SAR
L-Band SAR
UKSA TerraSAR-L - Cancelled No longer considered Imaging radar (SAR)  
Lagrange
LABEN GNSS Receiver for Advanced Navigation, Geodesy and Experiments
ASI SAC-D/Aquarius - Currently being flown Operational GNSS receiver  
Laser altimeter (LIST) NASA LIST - Considered Proposed Lidar altimeter  
Laser Reflectors CNES STELLA - Currently being flown
STARLETTE - Currently being flown
Operational Laser retroreflector  
Laser Reflectors (ESA)
Laser Reflectors
ESA GOCE - Currently being flown
CryoSat - Currently being flown
Swarm - Currently being flown
CryoSat-2 - Currently being flown
Operational Laser retroreflector  
LCCRA
Laser Corner Cube Reflector Assembly
ASI LARES - Approved Being developed Laser retroreflector  
LEISA AC
LEISA Atmospheric Corrector
NASA NMP EO-1 - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
LI
Lightning Imager
EUMETSAT
ESA
MTG-I1 (imaging) - Approved
MTG-I2 (imaging) - Approved
MTG-I3 (imaging) - Approved
MTG-I4 (imaging) - Approved
Being developed Lightning imager  
LIMS
Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere
NASA NIMBUS-7 - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
LIS
Lightning Imaging Sensor
NASA TRMM - Currently being flown Operational Lightning imager  
LISS-I
Linear imaging Self Scanner - I
ISRO IRS-1A - Mission complete
IRS-1B - Mission complete
No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
LISS-II
Linear Imaging Self Scanner - II
ISRO IRS-1A - Mission complete
IRS-P2 - Mission complete
IRS-1B - Mission complete
No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
LISS-III (IRS)
Linear Imaging Self Scanner - III (IRS)
ISRO IRS-1C - Mission complete
IRS-1D - Mission complete
No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
LISS-III (Resourcesat)
Linear Imaging Self Scanner - III (Resourcesat)
ISRO RESOURCESAT-1 - Currently being flown
RESOURCESAT-2 - Currently being flown
RESOURCESAT-2A - Currently being flown
Operational High resolution optical imager  
LISS-IV
Linear Imaging Self Scanner - IV
ISRO RESOURCESAT-1 - Currently being flown
RESOURCESAT-2 - Currently being flown
RESOURCESAT-2A - Currently being flown
Operational High resolution optical imager  
LM
Lightning Mapper
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-4A - Approved
FY-4B - Approved
FY-4C - Approved
FY-4D - Approved
FY-4E - Approved
Approved Lightning imager  
LRA
Laser Retroreflector Array
NASA
ASI
Topex-Poseidon - Mission complete
Jason-1 - Mission complete
OSTM (Jason-2) - Mission complete
Operational Laser retroreflector  
LRA (LAGEOS)
Laser Retroreflector Array
ASI LAGEOS-1 - Currently being flown
LAGEOS-2 - Currently being flown
Operational Laser retroreflector  
LRIR
Limb Radiance Inversion Radiometer instrument
NASA NIMBUS-6 - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
LRIT
Low-Rate Information Transmission
NOAA GOES-11 - Currently being flown
GOES-12 - Currently being flown
NOAA-19 - Currently being flown
GOES-14 - Currently being flown
GOES-15 - Currently being flown
GOES-13 - Currently being flown
Operational  
LRR
Laser retro-Reflector
ESA GOCE - Currently being flown Operational Laser retroreflector  
Mach-Zehnder Micro-interferometer ASI MIOSAT - Approved Approved Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
MADRAS
Microwave Analysis and Detection of Rain and Atmospheric Structures
ISRO
CNES
MEGHA-TROPIQUES - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
MAESTRO
Measurements of Aerosol Extinction in the Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation
CSA SCISAT-1 - Currently being flown Operational Limb-scanning SW spectrometer  
MAGIS
Measurement of Atmospheric Gases using Infrared Sp
ISRO ISTAG - N/A No longer considered High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer  
Magnetometer (NOAA)
Magnetometer
NOAA GOES-R - Approved
GOES-S - Approved
Approved Magnetometer  
MAPI
Multi-Angle Polarisation Imager
ISRO ISTAG - N/A No longer considered Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer  
MASTER ESA ESA Future Missions - Cancelled TBD  
MAVELI
Measurements of Aerosols by Viewing Earth's Limb
ISRO ISTAG - N/A No longer considered Limb-scanning SW spectrometer  
MAXIE
Magnetospheric Atmospheric X-ray Imaging Experiment
NOAA
USAF
NOAA-13 - Mission complete No longer operational Solar irradiance monitor  
MCSI
Multiple Channel Scanning Imager
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-4A - Approved
FY-4B - Approved
FY-4C - Approved
FY-4D - Approved
FY-4E - Approved
Approved Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MERIS
Medium-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
ESA Envisat - Currently being flown Operational Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
MERSI
Medium Resolution Spectral Imager
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
FY-3C - Currently being flown
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MERSI-2
Improved Medium Resolution Spectral Imager
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3D - Approved
FY-3E - Approved
FY-3F - Approved
FY-3G - Approved
Approved Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MESSR
Multispectral Electronic Self-Scanning Radiometer
JAXA MOS-1B - Mission complete
MOS-1 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
Meteosat Comms
Communications package for Meteosat
EUMETSAT Meteosat-5 - Mission complete
Meteosat-3 - Mission complete
Meteosat-4 - Mission complete
Meteosat-6 - Mission complete
Meteosat-7 - Mission complete
Operational Communications system  
METimage
Multi Spectral Imager
EUMETSAT
DLR
EPS-SG-a - Planned
Post-EPS - Planned
Sentinel-5 - Planned
Proposed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MHS
Microwave Humidity Sounder
EUMETSAT NOAA-18 - Currently being flown
NOAA-19 - Currently being flown
Metop-B - Currently being flown
Metop-C - Currently being flown
Metop-A - Currently being flown
Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
MI
Meteorological Imager
KARI
ITT
COMS - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
Microwave limb sounder (GACM) NASA GACM - Considered Proposed Limb-scanning MW spectrometer  
MIPAS
Michelson Interferometric Passive Atmosphere Sounder
ESA Envisat - Currently being flown Operational Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
MIRAS
Multichannel Infrared Atmospheric Sounder
NRSCC
CAST
FY-3C - Approved
FY-3D - Approved
FY-3E - Approved
FY-3F - Approved
FY-3G - Approved
Prototype Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
MIRAS (SMOS)
Microwave Imaging Radiometer using Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS)
ESA SMOS - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
MIRS
Middle IR Scanner
NSAU Sich-2 - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MISR
Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer
NASA Terra - Currently being flown Operational Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer  
MIVZA
Microwave scanning radiometer
ROSHYDROMET Meteor-3 N8 - Mission complete
Meteor-3M N1 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
MIVZA-M
Microwave scanning radiometer
ROSKOSMOS Resurs-02 - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
MK-4 ROSKOSMOS Resurs-F2 series - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
MK-4M ROSKOSMOS Resurs-F2M series - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
MLS
Microwave Limb Sounder (UARS)
NASA UARS - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning MW spectrometer  
MLS (EOS-Aura)
Microwave Limb Sounder (EOS-Aura)
NASA Aura - Currently being flown Operational Limb-scanning MW spectrometer  
MMP
Magnetic Mapping Payload
JPL
DNSC
CONAE
SAC-C - Currently being flown Operational Magnetometer  
MMRS
Multispectral Medium Resolution Scanner
CONAE SAC-C - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MOC
Multi-spectral Optical Camera
CONAE SABIA-Mar - Planned Approved High resolution optical imager  
MODIS
MODerate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
NASA Terra - Currently being flown
Aqua - Currently being flown
Operational Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
MOPITT
Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere
CSA
NASA
Terra - Currently being flown Operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
MOS
Modular Opto-electronic Scanner
ISRO
DARA
PRIRODA - Mission complete
IRS-P3 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MR-2000 ROSKOSMOS Meteor-2 N24 - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MR-2000M1
Scanning visible radiometer
ROSHYDROMET Meteor-3 N5 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N7 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N8 - Mission complete
Meteor-3M N1 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MR-900
Scanning telephotometer
ROSKOSMOS Meteor-2 N24 - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MR-900B
Scanning visual band telephotometer
ROSKOSMOS Meteor-3 N5 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N7 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N8 - Mission complete
Resurs-01 N4 - Mission complete
Meteor-2 N21 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MS
Multispectral Imager
DMI Deimos-1 - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MS
Multispectral Imager
GeoEye Ikonos-2 - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MS
Multispectral Imager
NSPO FORMOSAT-2 - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MS (GISTDA)
Multi spectral imager
GISTDA THEOS - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
MSC
Multi-Spectral Camera
KARI
E-LOP
KOMPSAT-2 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
MSG Comms
Communications package for MSG
EUMETSAT Meteosat-8 - Currently being flown
Meteosat-9 - Currently being flown
Meteosat-10 - Currently being flown
Operational Communications system  
MSGI-5EI
Multichannel System for Geoactive Emission Measurements
ROSHYDROMET Meteor-3M N1 - Mission complete No longer operational Space environment monitor  
MSGI-MKA
Spectrometer
ROSHYDROMET Meteor-3M N2 - N/A No longer considered Space environment monitor  
MSI
Multi Spectral Imager
DLR RapidEye - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
MSI (BJ-1)
Multispectral Imager
NRSCC
CAST
BJ-1 - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
MSI (EarthCARE)
Multi-Spectral Imager (EarthCARE)
ESA EarthCARE - Approved Approved Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MSI (Sentinel-2)
Multi-Spectral Instrument (Sentinel-2)
ESA
EC
Sentinel-2 A - Approved
Sentinel-2 B - Approved
Sentinel-2 C - Approved
Being developed High resolution optical imager  
MSMR
Multifrequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer
ISRO IRS-P4 - Mission complete
OCEANSAT-1 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
MSR
Microwave Scanning Radiometer
JAXA MOS-1B - Mission complete
MOS-1 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
MSS
Multispectral Scanner
USGS
NASA
Landsat-4 - Mission complete
Landsat-5 - Mission complete
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MSS
Multispectral Scanner
NSAU Sich-2 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
MSS
Multispectral imaging system
ROSKOSMOS
ROSHYDROMET
BelKA - Mission complete
Kanopus-V N1 - Mission complete
Kanopus-V N2 - Mission complete
Prototype High resolution optical imager  
MSS
Multispectral Scanner
USGS
NASA
Landsat-4 - Mission complete
Landsat-5 - Mission complete
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MSTE-5E
Multichannel system of geoactive measurements
ROSHYDROMET Meteor-3M N1 - Mission complete No longer operational Space environment monitor  
MSU
Microwave Sounding Unit
NOAA NOAA-9 - Mission complete
NOAA-10 - Mission complete
NOAA-11 - Mission complete
NOAA-13 - Mission complete
NOAA-12 - Mission complete
NOAA-14 - Mission complete
No longer operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
MSU-200
Multispectral high resolution scanner (VIS)
ROSKOSMOS
ROSHYDROMET
Kanopus-V N1 - Approved
Kanopus-V N2 - Approved
Prototype High resolution optical imager  
MSU-E
Multispectral high resolution electronic scanner
ROSHYDROMET Meteor-3M N1 - Mission complete
Resurs-01 N2 - Mission complete
Resurs-01 N3 - Mission complete
Resurs-01 N4 - Mission complete
Sich-1M - Mission complete
No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
MSU-E1
Multispectral high resolution electronic scanner
ROSKOSMOS Resurs-02 - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
MSU-E2
Multispectral high resolution electronic scanner
ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete
ALMAZ-1B - Mission complete
No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
MSU-EU
Multi-Spectral Radiometer with High Resolution
NSAU Sich-1M - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
MSU-GS
Multispectral scanning imager-radiometer
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Elektro-L N1 - Currently being flown
Elektro-L N2 - Currently being flown
Elektro-L N3 - Currently being flown
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MSU-M
Multi-Spectral Low Resolution Scanning System
ROSKOSMOS
NSAU
Sich-1 - Mission complete
OKEAN-O - Mission complete
OCEAN-01 - Mission complete
Sich-1M - Mission complete
OKEAN-01 N7 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MSU-MR
Multispectral scanning imager-radiometer
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-3M N2 - N/A
Meteor-M N1 - N/A
Meteor-M N2 - N/A
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MSU-S
Multi-Spectral Medium Resolution Scanning System
ROSKOSMOS
NSAU
Sich-1 - Mission complete
OCEAN-01 - Mission complete
OKEAN-01 N7 - Mission complete
No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
MSU-SK
Multispectral medium resolution conical scanner
ROSKOSMOS OKEAN-O - Mission complete
Resurs-01 N2 - Mission complete
Resurs-01 N3 - Mission complete
Resurs-02 - Mission complete
PRIRODA - Mission complete
ALMAZ-1B - Mission complete
Resurs-01 N4 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MSU-SM
Multi-Spectral Medium Resolution Scanning System
ROSHYDROMET Meteor-3M N1 - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MSU-V
Multispectral high resolution conical scanner
ROSKOSMOS OKEAN-O - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
MTSAT Comms
Communications package for MTSAT
JMA MTSAT-1 - Mission complete
MTSAT-2 - Mission complete
MTSAT-1R - Mission complete
Operational Communications system  
MTSAT DCS
Data Collection System for MTSAT
JMA MTSAT-2 - Currently being flown
MTSAT-1R - Currently being flown
Operational Data collection system  
MTVZA
Scanning microwave imager-sounder
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-3M N1 - Mission complete
Meteor-3M N2 - Mission complete
Meteor-M N1 - Mission complete
Meteor-M N2 - Mission complete
Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
MTVZA-OK
Scanning microwave radiometer
ROSHYDROMET Sich-1M - Mission complete
Kanopus-Vulkan - Mission complete
No longer operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
Multi-band UV/VIS Spectrometer (ACE) NASA ACE - Considered Proposed High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
Multi-beam LIDAR (Desdyni) NASA DESDynI - Cancelled No longer considered Lidar altimeter  
Multi-spectral thermal infrared imager (HyspIRI) NASA HyspIRI - Considered Proposed Medium-resolution IR spectrometer  
MUX
Multispectral CCD Camera
INPE
CAST
CBERS-3 - Approved
CBERS-4 - Approved
Prototype High resolution optical imager  
MVIRI
METEOSAT Visible and Infra-Red Imager
EUMETSAT
ESA
Meteosat-5 - Mission complete
Meteosat-3 - Mission complete
Meteosat-4 - Mission complete
Meteosat-6 - Mission complete
Meteosat-7 - Mission complete
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MVIRS
Moderate Resolution Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectroradiometer
NRSCC
CAST
FY-3F - Planned
FY-3G - Planned
Approved Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MVISR (10 channels)
Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (10 channels)
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-1C - Mission complete
FY-1D - Mission complete
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MVISR (5 channels)
Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (5 channels)
CAST
NRSCC
FY-1A - Mission complete
FY-1B - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
MWAS
MicroWave Atmospheric Sounder
NRSCC
CAST
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
MWHS
MicroWave Humidity Sounder
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
MWHS-2
Improved MicroWave Humidity Sounder
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3C - Approved
FY-3D - Approved
FY-3E - Approved
FY-3F - Approved
FY-3G - Approved
Prototype Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
MWI-Cloud EUMETSAT EPS-SG-b - Planned Proposed Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
MWI-Precip EUMETSAT EPS-SG-b - Planned Proposed Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
MWR
MicroWave Radiometer
CONAE SAC-D/Aquarius - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
MWR
Microwave Radiometer
ESA Envisat - Currently being flown
ERS-1 - Currently being flown
ERS-2 - Currently being flown
Operational Non-scanning MW radiometer  
MWRI
MicroWave Radiation Imager
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
FY-3C - Currently being flown
FY-3D - Currently being flown
FY-3F - Currently being flown
Operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
MWTS
Microwave Temperature Sounder
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
MWTS-2
Improved Microwave Temperature Sounder
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3C - Approved
FY-3D - Approved
FY-3E - Approved
FY-3F - Approved
FY-3G - Approved
Prototype Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
MX (RS-1A)-VNIR
Multispectral VNIR
ISRO CARTOSAT-1A - Considered
CARTOSAT-1B - Considered
 
MxT
Multi-spectral CCD Camera
ISRO IMS-1 - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
Next Gen APS (ACE) NASA ACE - Considered
PACE - Considered
Proposed Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer  
NigeriaSat Medium and High Resolution
NigeriaSat Remote Sensing (Medium and High Resolution)
NASRDA NigeriaSat-2 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
NigeriaSat Medium Resolution
NigeriaSat Remote Sensing (medium resolution)
NASRDA NigeriaSat-1 - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
NigeriaSat Medium Resolution
NigeriaSat Remote Sensing (Medium Resolution)
NASRDA NigeriaSat-X - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
NIRST
New Infrared Sensor Technology
CONAE
CSA
SAC-D/Aquarius - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
NISTAR
NIST active Cavity Radiometer
NASA
NOAA
DSCOVR - Planned Being developed Solar irradiance monitor  
NOAA Comms
Communications package for NOAA
NOAA NOAA-9 - Mission complete
NOAA-10 - Mission complete
NOAA-11 - Mission complete
NOAA-13 - Mission complete
NOAA-16 - Mission complete
NOAA-17 - Mission complete
NOAA-18 - Mission complete
NOAA-19 - Mission complete
NOAA-12 - Mission complete
NOAA-14 - Mission complete
NOAA-15 - Mission complete
Operational  
NSCAT
NASA Scatterometer
NASA ADEOS - Mission complete No longer operational Radar scatterometer  
NVK
Low-frequency wave complex
ROSKOSMOS Vulkan-Kompas-2 - Mission complete
Kanopus-Vulkan - Mission complete
No longer operational Magnetometer  
Occultation GNSS Receiver (CLARREO) NASA CLARREO-1 - Cancelled
CLARREO-2 - Cancelled
CLARREO-3 - Cancelled
CLARREO-4 - Cancelled
No longer considered GNSS receiver  
OCM
Ocean Colour Monitor
ISRO IRS-P4 - Mission complete
OCEANSAT-2 - Mission complete
OCEANSAT-1 - Mission complete
Operational Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
OCM (Oceansat-3/3A)
Ocean Colour Monitor (Oceansat-3/3A)
ISRO OCEANSAT-3 - Considered
OCEANSAT-3A - Considered
Proposed Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
OCS
Ocean colour scanner
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-M N3 - Planned Being developed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
OCTS
Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner
JAXA ADEOS - Mission complete No longer operational Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
OEA
Optical-electronic equipment
ROSKOSMOS Baumanets - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
OEK DZZ WR
High resolution electron-High resolution electron-optical complex for Earth remote sensing
ROSKOSMOS Resurs-01 N5 - N/A No longer considered High resolution optical imager  
OES
Ocean Ecosystem Spectrometer
NASA PACE - Considered Proposed Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
OLCI
Ocean and Land Colour Imager
ESA
EC
Sentinel-3 A - Approved
Sentinel-3 B - Approved
Sentinel-3 C - Approved
Approved Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
OLI
Operational Land Imager
NASA
USGS
LDCM - Approved Being developed High resolution optical imager  
OLS
Operational Linescan System
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-8 - Mission complete
DMSP F-9 - Mission complete
DMSP F-10 - Mission complete
DMSP F-11 - Mission complete
DMSP F-12 - Mission complete
DMSP F-13 - Mission complete
DMSP F-14 - Mission complete
DMSP F-15 - Mission complete
DMSP F-16 - Mission complete
DMSP F-17 - Mission complete
DMSP F-18 - Mission complete
DMSP F-19 - Mission complete
DMSP F-20 - Mission complete
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
OMI
Ozone Measuring Instrument
NSO
NASA
Aura - Currently being flown Operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
OMPS
Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite
NOAA NPOESS-1 - N/A
NPOESS-3 - N/A
NPOESS-5 - N/A
NPP - N/A
JPSS-1 - N/A
JPSS-2 - N/A
Operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
OMS
Ozone Monitoring Suite
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3E - Planned
FY-3G - Planned
TBD  
OPS
Optical Sensor
JAXA JERS-1 - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
Optical or HyperSpectral (TBD) JAXA ALOS-3 - Planned Proposed  
OSIRIS
Optical Spectrograph and Infra-Red Imaging System
CSA
SNSB
Odin - Currently being flown Operational Limb-scanning SW spectrometer  
OSMI
Ocean Scanning Multispectral Imager
KARI KOMPSAT-1 - Mission complete No longer operational Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
Overhauser Magnetometer
OM
CNES Ørsted (Oersted) - Currently being flown Operational Magnetometer  
Ozon-M ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete No longer operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
PALSAR
Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
JAXA
METI
ALOS - Mission complete No longer operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
Pamela ROSKOSMOS Resurs DK 1 - Currently being flown
Resurs P N1 - Currently being flown
Resurs P N2 - Currently being flown
Operational Space environment monitor  
PAN
Panchromatic and multispectral imager
CAST
INPE
CBERS-3 - Approved
CBERS-4 - Approved
Prototype High resolution optical imager  
PAN
Panchromatic Imager
GeoEye Ikonos-2 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
PAN
Panchromatic and multispectral imager
CAST
INPE
CBERS-3 - Approved
CBERS-4 - Approved
Prototype High resolution optical imager  
PAN
Panchromatic Imager
NSPO FORMOSAT-2 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
PAN (BJ-1)
Panchromatic Imager
NRSCC
CAST
BJ-1 - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
PAN (Cartosat-1)
Panchromatic Camera
ISRO CARTOSAT-1 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
PAN (Cartosat-2)
Panchromatic Camera
ISRO CARTOSAT-2 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
PAN (Cartosat-2A/2B)
Panchromatic Camera
ISRO CARTOSAT-2B - Currently being flown
CARTOSAT-2A - Currently being flown
Operational High resolution optical imager  
PAN (Cartosat-3/3A)
Panchromatic sensor
ISRO CARTOSAT-3 - Planned
CARTOSAT-3A - Planned
Being developed High resolution optical imager  
PAN (GISTDA)
Panchromatic imager
GISTDA THEOS - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
PAN (IRS-1C/1D)
Panchromatic sensor
ISRO IRS-1C - Mission complete
IRS-1D - Mission complete
No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
PAN (RS-1A)-MX
PAN Fore and Aft
ISRO CARTOSAT-1A - Considered
CARTOSAT-1B - Considered
 
PAN CAM
Panchromatic Camera
ASI MIOSAT - Approved Approved High resolution optical imager  
PAN CAMERA
Pancromatic camera
ASI PRISMA - Approved Approved High resolution optical imager  
PAN+MS (RGB+NIR)
Ingenio PAN+MS (RGB+NIR)
CDTI
ESA
Ingenio - Approved Being developed High resolution optical imager  
Panchromatic High Sensitivity Camera CONAE SARE-1 - Planned TBD High resolution optical imager  
Paz SAR-X
X Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
CDTI PAZ - Approved Being developed Imaging radar (SAR)  
PCW PHEMOS - Solar-Terrestrial
Polar Highly Elliptical Molniya Orbit Science, Solar-Terrestrial Mission
CSA PCW-1 - Planned
PCW-2 - Planned
Proposed Space environment monitor  
PCW PHEMOS-Atmospheric
Polar Highly Elliptical Molniya Orbit Science Weather, Climate & Air Quality Mission
CSA PCW-1 - Planned
PCW-2 - Planned
Proposed High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer  
PCWMP
PCW Meteorological Payload (1 on each PCW S/C)
CSA PCW-1 - Planned
PCW-2 - Planned
Proposed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
PEM
Particle Environment Monitor
NASA UARS - Mission complete No longer operational Space environment monitor  
POLDER
POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances
CNES
JAXA
ADEOS - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer  
POLDER-2
POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances
CNES
JAXA
ADEOS-II - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer  
POLDER-P
POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances (PARASOL version)
CNES PARASOL - Currently being flown Operational Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer  
POSEIDON-1 (SSALT-1)
Positioning Ocean Solid Earth Ice Dynamics Orbiting Navigator (Single frequency solid state radar altimeter)
CNES Topex-Poseidon - Mission complete No longer operational Radar altimeter  
POSEIDON-2 (SSALT-2)
Positioning Ocean Solid Earth Ice Dynamics Orbiting Navigator (Single frequency solid state radar altimeter)
CNES Jason-1 - Currently being flown Operational Radar altimeter  
POSEIDON-3
Positioning Ocean Solid Earth Ice Dynamics Orbiting Navigator (Single frequency solid state radar altimeter)
CNES OSTM (Jason-2) - Currently being flown Operational Radar altimeter  
POSEIDON-3B
Positioning Ocean Solid Earth Ice Dynamics Orbiting Navigator (Single frequency solid state radar altimeter)
CNES Jason-3 - Approved Operational Radar altimeter  
PR
Precipitation Radar
JAXA
NASA
TRMM - Currently being flown
ADEOS - Currently being flown
Operational Cloud and precipitation radar  
PREMOS
PREcision Monitoring of Solar Variability
CNES PICARD - Currently being flown Operational Solar irradiance monitor  
PRISM
Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping
JAXA ALOS - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
PSA
Panchromatic imaging system
ROSKOSMOS Monitor-E - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
PSS
Panchromatic imaging system
ROSKOSMOS
ROSHYDROMET
BelKA - Mission complete
Kanopus-V N1 - Mission complete
Kanopus-V N2 - Mission complete
Prototype High resolution optical imager  
R-225
Single channel microwave radiometer
ROSKOSMOS OKEAN-O - Mission complete No longer operational Non-scanning MW radiometer  
R-400 ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete No longer operational Non-scanning MW radiometer  
R-600
Single channel microwave radiometer
ROSKOSMOS OKEAN-O - Mission complete No longer operational Non-scanning MW radiometer  
RA
Radar Altimeter
ESA ERS-1 - Mission complete
ERS-2 - Mission complete
No longer operational Radar altimeter  
RA-2
Radar Altimeter - 2
ESA Envisat - Currently being flown Operational Radar altimeter  
RAD
Microwave radiometer
NSOAS HY-2A - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
Radiomet
Radio-occultation receiver
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-M N3 - Planned Approved GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
RADIOMETRO
Scanning Radiometer
INPE GPM-Br - Cancelled No longer considered Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
RASAT VIS Multispectral
RASAT VIS Multispectral camera
TUBITAK RASAT - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
RASAT VIS Panchromatic
RASAR VIS Panchromatic camera
TUBITAK RASAT - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
RBE ROSKOSMOS Vulkan-Kompas-2 - Mission complete
Kanopus-Vulkan - Mission complete
No longer operational Space environment monitor  
RCHA ROSKOSMOS Vulkan-Kompas-2 - Mission complete
Kanopus-Vulkan - Mission complete
No longer operational  
RDSA
Multispectral Imager
ROSKOSMOS Monitor-E - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
RIS
Retroreflector in Space
JAXA ADEOS - Mission complete No longer operational Laser retroreflector  
RLSBO
Side looking microwave radar
ROSKOSMOS
NIIRI
Sich-1 - Mission complete
OKEAN-O - Mission complete
OCEAN-01 - Mission complete
Sich-1M - Mission complete
OKEAN-01 N7 - Mission complete
No longer operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
RM-08
Scanning Microwave Radiometer
ROSHYDROMET
NSAU
Sich-1 - Mission complete
OCEAN-01 - Mission complete
Sich-1M - Mission complete
OKEAN-01 N7 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
RMK-2
Radiation Measurement Complex
ROSKOSMOS Meteor-2 N24 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N5 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N7 - Mission complete
Meteor-3 N8 - Mission complete
Resurs-01 N4 - Mission complete
No longer operational Space environment monitor  
RMS
Radiation measurement system
ROSKOSMOS GOMS/Electro N1 - Mission complete No longer operational Space environment monitor  
RO EUMETSAT EPS-SG-a - Planned
EPS-SG-b - Planned
Proposed  
ROSA
Radio Occultation Sounder for the Atmosphere
ASI
ISRO
OCEANSAT-2 - Currently being flown Operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
ROSA
Radio Occultation Sounder for the Atmosphere
ASI
CONAE
SAC-D/Aquarius - Currently being flown Operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
ROSA
Radio Occultation Sounder for the Atmosphere
ASI
ISRO
OCEANSAT-2 - Currently being flown Operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
ROSA
Radio Occultation Sensor for Atmosphere
ISRO MEGHA-TROPIQUES - Currently being flown Operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
RRA
Retroreflector Array
CNES Diademe 1&2 - Currently being flown Operational Laser retroreflector  
RTT
Regenerative Transponder and Transparent
CNES
ASI
ATHENA FIDUS - N/A No longer considered  
S&R
Search and Rescue
ROSKOSMOS Elektro-L N1 - Currently being flown
Elektro-L N2 - Currently being flown
Elektro-L N3 - Currently being flown
Operational Communications system  
S&R (GOES)
Search and Rescue
NOAA GOES-7 - Mission complete
GOES-10 - Mission complete
GOES-11 - Mission complete
GOES-12 - Mission complete
GOES-8 - Mission complete
GOES-9 - Mission complete
GOES-14 - Mission complete
GOES-15 - Mission complete
GOES-13 - Mission complete
Operational Communications system  
S&R (NOAA)
Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking
NOAA NOAA-9 - Mission complete
NOAA-10 - Mission complete
NOAA-11 - Mission complete
NOAA-13 - Mission complete
NOAA-16 - Mission complete
NOAA-17 - Mission complete
NOAA-18 - Mission complete
NOAA-19 - Mission complete
NOAA-14 - Mission complete
NOAA-15 - Mission complete
Metop-B - Mission complete
Metop-A - Mission complete
NPOESS-5 - Mission complete
NPOESS-6 - Mission complete
Operational Communications system  
S-Band SAR
S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
CAST HJ-1C - Approved Being developed Imaging radar (SAR)  
SABER
Sounding of the Atmosphere usingBroadband Emission Radiometry
NASA TIMED - N/A No longer considered Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
SAGE I
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment I instrument
NASA SAGE/AEM-2 - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning SW spectrometer  
SAGE II
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment-II
NASA
ROSKOSMOS
ERBS - Mission complete
NIMBUS-7 - Mission complete
No longer operational Limb-scanning SW spectrometer  
SAGE III
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment-III
NASA
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-3M N1 - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning SW spectrometer  
SAGE-III
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment
NASA SAGE-III - Planned Being developed Limb-scanning SW spectrometer  
SAMS
Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder instrument
NASA NIMBUS-7 - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning IR spectrometer  
SAPHIR
Sondeur Atmospherique du Profil'd’Humidite Intertropicale par Radiometrie
CNES MEGHA-TROPIQUES - Currently being flown Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
SAR
Synthetic Aperture Radar X band
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-3M N2 - N/A
Meteor-M N3 - N/A
Being developed Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR (MAPSAR)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (MAPSAR)
INPE MAPSAR - Cancelled No longer considered Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR (RADARSAT)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (CSA) C band
CSA RADARSAT-1 - Currently being flown Operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR (RADARSAT-2)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (CSA) C band
CSA RADARSAT-2 - Currently being flown Operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR (RCM)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (CSA) C band
CSA RADARSAT C-1 - Approved
RADARSAT C-2 - Approved
RADARSAT C-3 - Approved
Being developed Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR (RISAT)
Synthetic Aperature Radiometer (RISAT)
ISRO RISAT-1 - Approved
RISAT-1A - Approved
Being developed Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR (SABRINA)
Synthetic Aperature Radar (SABRINA)
ASI SABRINA - Cancelled No longer considered Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR 2000
Synthetic Aperture Radar - 2000
ASI
MiD (Italy)
COSMO-SkyMed 1 - Currently being flown
COSMO-SkyMed 2 - Currently being flown
COSMO-SkyMed 3 - Currently being flown
COSMO-SkyMed 4 - Currently being flown
Operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR components testing CONAE SARE-1 - Planned TBD  
SAR-10
Synthetic Aperture Radar
ROSKOSMOS
NPO PLANETA
ALMAZ-1B - Mission complete No longer operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR-2000 S.G.
SAR-2000 Second Generation
ASI
MiD (Italy)
CSG-1 - Approved
CSG-2 - Approved
Approved Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR-3
Synthetic Aperture Radar
ROSKOSMOS ALMAZ-1B - Mission complete No longer operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR-70
Synthetic Aperture Radar
ROSKOSMOS
NPO PLANETA
ALMAZ-1B - Mission complete No longer operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR-L
L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
CONAE SAOCOM 1A - Approved
SAOCOM 1B - Approved
SAOCOM-2B - Approved
SAOCOM-2A - Approved
Being developed Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR-L
Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (L band)
ISRO RISAT-3 - Considered
RISAT-3L - Considered
Proposed Imaging radar (SAR)  
SAR-X
Synthetic Aperature Radiometer (RISAT-2)
ISRO RISAT-2 - Currently being flown
RISAT-2F - Currently being flown
Operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
SARSAT
Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking
NOAA NPOESS-2 - N/A
NPOESS-1 - N/A
NPOESS-3 - N/A
NPOESS-4 - N/A
NPOESS-5 - N/A
NPOESS-6 - N/A
JPSS-2 - N/A
Operational  
SBUV/1
Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet 2 instrument
NASA NIMBUS-7 - Mission complete No longer operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
SBUV/2
Solar Backscattter Ultra-Violet Instrument/2
NOAA NOAA-9 - Mission complete
NOAA-10 - Mission complete
NOAA-11 - Mission complete
NOAA-13 - Mission complete
NOAA-16 - Mission complete
NOAA-17 - Mission complete
NOAA-18 - Mission complete
NOAA-19 - Mission complete
NOAA-14 - Mission complete
Operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
SCA EUMETSAT EPS-SG-b - Planned Proposed  
ScaRaB
Scanner for Earth's Radiation Budget
CNES Meteor-3 N7 - Mission complete
Resurs-01 N4 - Mission complete
MEGHA-TROPIQUES - Mission complete
Operational Broad-band radiometer  
SCAT
Scatterometer
NSOAS HY-2A - Currently being flown Operational Radar scatterometer  
Scatterometer ISRO OCEANSAT-2 - Currently being flown
Scatterometer Satellite-1 - Currently being flown
Operational Radar scatterometer  
Scatterometer ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-M N3 - Planned Approved Radar scatterometer  
SCIAMACHY
Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography
ESA
DLR
Envisat - Currently being flown Operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
SDR
Software Defined Radio
NSC AISSat-1 - Currently being flown Operational Communications system  
SeaWiFS
Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor
Orbital
NASA
OrbView-2 - Mission complete No longer operational Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
SeaWinds NASA ADEOS-II - Mission complete
QuikSCAT - Mission complete
Operational Radar scatterometer  
SEISS
Space Environment In Situ Suite
NOAA GOES-R - Approved
GOES-S - Approved
Being developed Space environment monitor  
SEM
Space Environment Monitor
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
Operational Space environment monitor  
SEM (GOES)
Space Environment Monitor
NOAA GOES-10 - Mission complete
GOES-11 - Mission complete
GOES-12 - Mission complete
GOES-8 - Mission complete
GOES-9 - Mission complete
GOES-14 - Mission complete
GOES-15 - Mission complete
GOES-13 - Mission complete
Operational Space environment monitor  
SEM (JAXA)
Space Environment Monitor (JAXA)
JAXA ADEOS - Mission complete No longer operational Space environment monitor  
SEM (POES)
Space Environment Monitor
NOAA GOES-7 - Mission complete
NOAA-9 - Mission complete
NOAA-10 - Mission complete
NOAA-13 - Mission complete
NOAA-16 - Mission complete
NOAA-17 - Mission complete
NOAA-18 - Mission complete
NOAA-19 - Mission complete
NOAA-12 - Mission complete
NOAA-14 - Mission complete
Metop-B - Mission complete
Metop-C - Mission complete
Metop-A - Mission complete
Operational Space environment monitor  
SEM-N
Space Environment Monitor - NPOESS
USAF NPOESS-1 - N/A
NPOESS-3 - N/A
DWSS - N/A
Being developed Space environment monitor  
SES
Space Environment Suite, improved SEM
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3C - Approved
FY-3D - Approved
FY-3E - Approved
FY-3F - Approved
Prototype Space environment monitor  
SESS
Space Environmental Sensor Suite
NOAA NPOESS-5 - Cancelled
NPOESS-6 - Cancelled
No longer considered Space environment monitor  
Severjanin
X-band Synthetic Aperature Radar
ROSHYDROMET Meteor-M N1 - Currently being flown
Meteor-M N2 - Currently being flown
Operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
SEVIRI
Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infra-Red Imager
EUMETSAT
ESA
Meteosat-8 - Currently being flown
Meteosat-9 - Currently being flown
Meteosat-10 - Currently being flown
Meteosat-11 - Currently being flown
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
SFM-2
UV limb spectrometer
ROSHYDROMET Meteor-3 N5 - Mission complete
Meteor-3M N1 - Mission complete
No longer operational Limb-scanning SW spectrometer  
SGLI
Second-generation Global Imager
JAXA GCOM-C1 - Approved
GCOM-C2 - Approved
GCOM-C3 - Approved
- Approved
Approved Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
SI
Star Imager
DNSC Ørsted (Oersted) - Currently being flown Operational Star tracker  
SILVA ROSKOSMOS ALMAZ-1B - Mission complete No longer operational  
SIM
Solar Irradiation Monitor
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
FY-3C - Currently being flown
FY-3E - Currently being flown
Operational Solar irradiance monitor  
SIM
Spectral Irradiance Monitor
NASA SORCE - Currently being flown Operational Solar irradiance monitor  
SIM
Solar Irradiation Monitor
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
FY-3C - Currently being flown
FY-3E - Currently being flown
Operational Solar irradiance monitor  
SIM-2
Solar Irradiation Monitor-2
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3C - Approved
FY-3E - Approved
FY-3G - Approved
Operational Solar irradiance monitor  
SIRAL
SAR Interferometer Radar Altimeter
ESA CryoSat - Mission complete
CryoSat-2 - Mission complete
Operational Radar altimeter  
SLIM-6
Surrey Linear Imager - 6 channel
UKSA UK-DMC - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
SLIM-6-22
Surrey Linear Imager - 6 channel - 22m resolution
UKSA UK-DMC2 - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
SLR-3
Side looking Radar
ROSKOSMOS
NPO PLANETA
ALMAZ-1B - Mission complete No longer operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
SLSTR
Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer
ESA
EC
Sentinel-3 A - Approved
Sentinel-3 B - Approved
Sentinel-3 C - Approved
Approved Multi-channel/direction/polarisation radiometer  
SMILES
Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder
JAXA
NICT
ISS/JEM - Currently being flown No longer operational Limb-scanning MW spectrometer  
SMR
Submillimetre Radiometer
SNSB Odin - Currently being flown Operational Limb-scanning MW spectrometer  
SODAD/CARMEN-1
Orbital System for an Active Detection of Debris
CNES
CONAE
SAC-D/Aquarius - Currently being flown Operational Space environment monitor  
SODISM
SOlar Diameter Imager and Surface Mapper
CNES PICARD - Currently being flown Operational Solar irradiance monitor  
Solar reflected spectrometer (CLARREO) NASA CLARREO-2 - Cancelled
CLARREO-4 - Cancelled
No longer considered High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
SOLSTICE
SOLar STellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment
NASA UARS - Mission complete
SORCE - Mission complete
Operational Solar irradiance monitor  
Sounder NOAA GOES-10 - Mission complete
GOES-11 - Mission complete
GOES-12 - Mission complete
GOES-8 - Mission complete
GOES-9 - Mission complete
GOES-14 - Mission complete
GOES-15 - Mission complete
GOES-13 - Mission complete
Operational Narrow-band channel IR radiometer  
Sounder (INSAT)
IR Sounder
ISRO INSAT-3D - Approved
INSAT-3DR - Approved
INSAT-3DS - Approved
Being developed Narrow-band channel IR radiometer  
SOVAP
SOlar Variability Picard radiometer
CNES PICARD - Currently being flown Operational Solar irradiance monitor  
SPECTRA
Surface Processes and Ecosystem Changes Through Response Analysis
ESA ESA Future Missions - Cancelled TBD High resolution optical imager  
Spectrometer (OCO) NASA OCO - Mission complete No longer operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
Spectrometer (OCO-2) NASA OCO-2 - Planned Being developed High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
SRAL
SAR Radar Altimeter
ESA
EC
Sentinel-3 A - Approved
Sentinel-3 B - Approved
Sentinel-3 C - Approved
Approved Radar altimeter  
SROSMO
Spectroradiometer for ocean monitoring
ROSKOSMOS ALMAZ-1B - Mission complete No longer operational Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
SSB/X
Special Sensor Gamma Ray Particle Detector
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-8 - Mission complete No longer considered Space environment monitor  
SSB/X-2
Special Sensor Gamma Ray Particle Detector
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-11 - Mission complete
DMSP F-12 - Mission complete
DMSP F-14 - Mission complete
Operational Space environment monitor  
SSI/ES-2
Special Sensor Ionospheric Plasma Drift/Scintillation Meter
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-11 - Mission complete
DMSP F-12 - Mission complete
DMSP F-13 - Mission complete
DMSP F-14 - Mission complete
DMSP F-15 - Mission complete
Operational Space environment monitor  
SSI/ES-3
Special Sensor Ionospheric Plasma Drift/Scintillation Meter
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-16 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-17 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-18 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-19 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-20 - Currently being flown
Operational Space environment monitor  
SSJ/4
Special Sensor Precipitating Plasma Monitor
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-11 - Mission complete
DMSP F-12 - Mission complete
DMSP F-13 - Mission complete
DMSP F-14 - Mission complete
DMSP F-15 - Mission complete
Operational Space environment monitor  
SSJ/5
Special Sensor Precipitating Plasma Monitor
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-16 - Currently being flown Operational Space environment monitor  
SSM
Special Sensor Magnetometer
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-12 - Mission complete
DMSP F-13 - Mission complete
DMSP F-14 - Mission complete
DMSP F-15 - Mission complete
DMSP F-16 - Mission complete
DMSP F-17 - Mission complete
DMSP F-18 - Mission complete
DMSP F-19 - Mission complete
DMSP F-20 - Mission complete
Operational Magnetometer  
SSM/I
Special Sensor Microwave Imager
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-8 - Mission complete
DMSP F-10 - Mission complete
DMSP F-11 - Mission complete
DMSP F-12 - Mission complete
DMSP F-13 - Mission complete
DMSP F-14 - Mission complete
DMSP F-15 - Mission complete
Operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
SSM/IS
Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-16 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-17 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-18 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-19 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-20 - Currently being flown
Operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
SSM/T-1
Special Sensor Microwave Temperature Sounder
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-8 - Mission complete
DMSP F-9 - Mission complete
DMSP F-10 - Mission complete
DMSP F-11 - Mission complete
DMSP F-12 - Mission complete
DMSP F-13 - Mission complete
DMSP F-14 - Mission complete
DMSP F-15 - Mission complete
Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
SSM/T-2
Special Sensor Microwave Water Vapor Sounder
NOAA
DoD (USA)
DMSP F-11 - Mission complete
DMSP F-12 - Mission complete
DMSP F-14 - Mission complete
DMSP F-15 - Mission complete
Operational Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer  
SSTI
Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking Instrument
ESA GOCE - Currently being flown Operational GNSS receiver  
SSU
Stratospheric Sounding Unit
NOAA NOAA-9 - Mission complete
NOAA-11 - Mission complete
NOAA-13 - Mission complete
NOAA-12 - Mission complete
NOAA-14 - Mission complete
No longer operational Narrow-band channel IR radiometer  
SSULI
Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager
NOAA DMSP F-16 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-17 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-18 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-19 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-20 - Currently being flown
Operational Space environment monitor  
SSUSI
Special Sensor Ultraviolet Spectrographic Imager
NOAA DMSP F-16 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-17 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-18 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-19 - Currently being flown
DMSP F-20 - Currently being flown
Operational Space environment monitor  
STR
Star Tracker Set (3)
ESA Swarm - Approved Being developed Star tracker  
SumbandilaSat Imager SANSA
Uni of Stellenbosh
SumbandilaSat - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
SUSIM (UARS)
Solar Ultraviolet Irradiance Monitor
NASA UARS - Mission complete No longer operational Solar irradiance monitor  
SUVI
Solar Ultraviolet Imager
NOAA GOES-R - Approved
GOES-S - Approved
Being developed Solar irradiance monitor  
SXI
Solar X-ray Imager
NOAA
USAF
GOES-12 - Currently being flown
GOES-15 - Currently being flown
GOES-13 - Currently being flown
Operational Space environment monitor  
TANSO-CAI
Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Cloud and Aerosol Imager
JAXA
MOE (Japan)
NIES (Japan)
GOSAT - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
TANSO-FTS
Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer
JAXA
MOE (Japan)
NIES (Japan)
GOSAT - Currently being flown Operational High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer  
TBD
NRSCC
CAST
FY-4 M/A - N/A
FY-4 M/B - N/A
FY-4 M/C - N/A
No longer considered  
TDP
Technological Development Package
CONAE SAC-D/Aquarius - Currently being flown Operational GNSS receiver  
TES
Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer
NASA Aura - Currently being flown Operational High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer  
TES PAN
Panchromatic Camera
ISRO TES - Currently being flown Operational High resolution optical imager  
TGSP
Trace Gas Spectrometer
ROSHYDROMET
ROSKOSMOS
Meteor-MP N1 - Planned
Meteor-MP N2 - Planned
Meteor-MP N3 - Planned
Proposed Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer  
TIM
Total Irradiance Monitor
NASA SORCE - Currently being flown
Glory - Currently being flown
Operational Solar irradiance monitor  
TIR (Oceansat-3/3A)
Thermal Infrared Radiometer (Oceansat-3/3A)
ISRO OCEANSAT-3 - Considered
OCEANSAT-3A - Considered
Being developed Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
TIRS
Thermal Infrared Sensor
NASA
USGS
LDCM - Approved Being developed Narrow-band channel IR radiometer  
TM
Thematic Mapper
USGS
NASA
Landsat-4 - Mission complete
Landsat-5 - Mission complete
Operational High resolution optical imager  
TMI
TRMM Microwave Imager
NASA TRMM - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer  
TMR
TOPEX Microwave Radiometer
NASA Topex-Poseidon - Mission complete No longer operational Non-scanning MW radiometer  
TOMS
Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
NASA
JAXA
Meteor-3 N5 - Mission complete
TOMS-EP - Mission complete
ADEOS - Mission complete
NIMBUS-7 - Mission complete
QuikTOMS - Mission complete
No longer operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
TOPEX
TOPEX NASA Radar Altimeter
NASA Topex-Poseidon - Mission complete No longer operational Radar altimeter  
TOPSAT Telescope UKSA TopSat - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
TOU/SBUS
Total Ozone Unit & Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Sounder
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
FY-3C - Currently being flown
Operational High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
NOAA NOAA-9 - Mission complete
NOAA-10 - Mission complete
NOAA-11 - Mission complete
NOAA-14 - Mission complete
No longer operational  
Travers SAR ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete No longer operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
TRSR
Turbo-Rogue Space Receiver
NASA Jason-1 - Currently being flown Operational GNSS radio-occultation receiver  
TSIS
Total Solar and Spectral Irradiance Sensor
NOAA NPOESS-1 - N/A
NPOESS-6 - N/A
JPSS-2 - N/A
Being developed Solar irradiance monitor  
TSU
Temperature Sounding Unit
ISRO Scatterometer Satellite-1 - Considered Proposed Data collection system  
TV camera ROSKOSMOS PRIRODA - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
UV Spectrometer (GACM) NASA GACM - Considered Proposed High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
UV/Vis Near IR Wide Imaging Spectrometer (Geo-Cape) NASA GEO-CAPE - Considered Proposed High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
UVAS
UVAS (Ultraviolet Visible and near-infrared Atmospheric Sounder)
CDTI Ingenio - Approved Approved High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
UVN
UV-VIS-NIR Sounder
EUMETSAT
ESA
MTG-S1 - N/A
MTG-S2 - N/A
No longer considered High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
UVN (Sentinel-4)
UV-visible- near infrared imaging spectrometer (Sentinel-4)
ESA
EC
Sentinel-4 A - Planned
Sentinel-4 B - Planned
Proposed High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
UVNS (Sentinel-5 precursor)
Ultra-violet Visible Near-infrared Shortwave-infrared spectrometer
ESA
EC
NSO
Sentinel-5 precursor - Approved Proposed High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Ultra-violet Visible Near-infrared Shortwave-infrared spectrometer
ESA
EC
Sentinel-5 - Planned Proposed High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer  
Variant
variant
ROSKOSMOS Sich-1M - Mission complete No longer operational  
VAS
VISSR Atmospheric Sounder
NOAA GOES-7 - Mission complete No longer operational Narrow-band channel IR radiometer  
VEGETATION CNES
EC
SNSB
SPOT-4 - Currently being flown
SPOT-5 - Currently being flown
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
VFM
Vector Field Magnetometer
ESA Swarm - Approved Being developed Magnetometer  
VHRR
Very High Resolution Radiometer
ISRO INSAT-2A - Mission complete
INSAT-2B - Mission complete
INSAT-2E - Mission complete
KALPANA-1 - Mission complete
INSAT-3A - Mission complete
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
VIIRS
Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite
NOAA
NASA
NPOESS-2 - N/A
NPOESS-1 - N/A
NPOESS-3 - N/A
NPOESS-4 - N/A
NPOESS-5 - N/A
NPOESS-6 - N/A
NPP - N/A
JPSS-1 - N/A
JPSS-2 - N/A
DWSS - N/A
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
VIRR
Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (10 channels)
NRSCC
CAST
NSMC-CMA
FY-3A - Currently being flown
FY-3B - Currently being flown
FY-3C - Currently being flown
Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
VIRS
Visible Infra-red Scanner
NASA TRMM - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
Visible imaging spectrometer (HyspIRI) NASA HyspIRI - Considered Proposed High resolution optical imager  
VISSR (FY-2)
Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (3 channels)
NRSCC
CAST
FY-2B - Mission complete
FY-2A - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
VISSR (GMS-4)
Visible and Infra-red Spin Scan Radiometer (GMS-4)
JAXA GMS-4 - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
VISSR (GMS-5)
Visible and Infra-red Spin Scan Radiometer (GMS-5)
JAXA
JMA
GMS-5 - Mission complete No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
VSC
Venus Superspectral Camera
CNES
ISA
VENUS - Approved Being developed High resolution optical imager  
VTIR
Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer
JAXA MOS-1B - Mission complete
MOS-1 - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
WAOSS-B
Wide-Angle Optoelectronic Stereo Scanner
DLR BIRD - Mission complete No longer operational High resolution optical imager  
WEFAX
Weather Facsimile
NOAA GOES-7 - Mission complete
GOES-10 - Mission complete
GOES-11 - Mission complete
GOES-12 - Mission complete
GOES-8 - Mission complete
GOES-9 - Mission complete
Operational  
WFC
Wide Field Camera
NASA CALIPSO - Currently being flown Operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
WFI
Wide Field Imager
CAST
INPE
CBERS-1 - Mission complete
CBERS-2 - Mission complete
CBERS-2B - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
WFI-2
Wide Field Imager-2
INPE
CAST
CBERS-3 - Approved
CBERS-4 - Approved
Prototype Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
WiFS
Wide Field Sensor
ISRO IRS-1C - Mission complete
IRS-P3 - Mission complete
IRS-P4 - Mission complete
IRS-1D - Mission complete
No longer operational Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer  
WINDII CNES
NASA
UARS - Mission complete No longer operational Limb-scanning SW spectrometer  
WindRAD
Wind Radar
NSMC-CMA FY-3E - Planned
FY-3G - Planned
Prototype Radar scatterometer  
WS LISS III
Wide Scan LISS III
ISRO RESOURCESAT-3 - Considered
RESOURCESAT-3A - Considered
Proposed High resolution optical imager  
WSAR NSOAS
CAST
HY-3A - Planned
HY-3B - Planned
HY-3C - Planned
Proposed Imaging radar (SAR)  
WTE
Whale Tracker Experiment
CONAE SAC-C - Currently being flown Operational Data collection system  
X-Band SAR
X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
DLR TerraSAR-X - Currently being flown
TanDEM-X - Currently being flown
TerraSAR-X2 - Currently being flown
Operational Imaging radar (SAR)  
X-ray astronomy payload NOAA
TIFR
IRS-P3 - Mission complete No longer operational Solar irradiance monitor  
XPS
XUV Photometer System
NASA SORCE - Currently being flown Operational Solar irradiance monitor  


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