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Missions: Decadal Survey 2007

Following completion of the first decadal survey in 2007, the National Research Council (NRC) prioritized 15 satellite missions to enable NASA to provide the public with ongoing information about global climate and climate change. To comprehensively address the state of climate change, these decadal survey missions span multiple Earth science disciplines and are organized into three time-phased tiers. To learn more about the program, visit and

Mission Mission Category Status
3D Winds (Demo) Concept, Future
Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons (ASCENDS) Future, Pre-Formulation
Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystems (ACE) Future, Pre-Formulation
Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Future, Pre-Formulation
Deformation, Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics of Ice (DESDynI) Eliminated
Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) Future, Pre-Formulation
Global Atmosphere Composition Mission (GACM) Concept, Future
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On (GRACE-FO) Current
Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI) Future, Pre-Formulation
Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) Current, Prime Mission