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Landsat 7 OCO-2 SMAP Landsat 8

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Missions: Tier 2

The five satellite missions in Tier 2 of the 2007 Decadal Survey explore land explore land surface composition and mineral characterization; vegetation changes; global atmospheric column carbon dioxide (CO2); ocean, lake and river water levels; atmospheric gas columns; ocean color; and aerosol and climate profiles.

Mission Mission Category Status
Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons (ASCENDS) Future, Pre-Formulation
Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystems (ACE) Future, Pre-Formulation
Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) Future, Pre-Formulation
Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI) Future, Pre-Formulation
Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) Future, Implementation