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Acronyms of Satellites / Missions and Instruments

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:17 pm
by yiboj

MEaSUREsMaking Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments
GHRSSTGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature

Satellite / Platform

ADEOSAdvanced Earth Observing Satellite
AQUALatin for water
AquariusSalt of the Earth
CYGNSSCyclone Global Navigation Satellite System
EOSEarth Observing System
GOESGeostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
GRACEGravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
JASONJason was an argonaut in Greek mythology
MetOp-AEuropean Meteorological Operational-A
MetOp-BEuropean Meteorological Operational-B
MSGMeteosat Second Generation
NPOESSSuomi National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
OSTMOcean Surface Topography Mission
QuikSCATQuick Scatterometer
SPURSSalinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study
SWOTSurface Water & Ocean Topography
TERRALatin for Earth
TRMMTropical Rainfall Measuring Mission


AMSR Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
AMSU Advanced Microwave Sounding Units
ASCAT Advanced Scatterometer
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
IASIInfrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
MSU Microwave Sounding Units
MTSAT Multi-functional Transport Satellites (Japan)
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
SEVIRI Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager
TMI Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Microwave Imager
TMR TOPEX Microwave Radiometer
VIIRS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite

Re: Acronyms of Satellites / Missions and Instruments

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:57 pm
by speautypegler
Oh, thanks a lot for this list, I've been looking for it for ages.

Re: Acronyms of Satellites / Missions and Instruments

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:10 am
by nikkinemo95
You can consult the CEOS Missions, Instruments, and Measurements (MIM) database to see an updated list of all the Earth observation programmes and plans of the world's civil space agencies. There are two types of orbits for Earth observation satellites, polar orbiting and geostationary. mcdvoice mybkexperience