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Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory Pathfinder (CLARREO Path.)

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Status: Future, Pre-Formulation
Mission Category: Earth Systematic Missions
Launch Date: 2020

CLARREO Pathfinder (CPF) will have a Reflected Solar spectrometer on the International Space Station (ISS) starting in 2021 that will detect the complete spectrum of radiation from the Sun reflected by Earth. CLARREO Pathfinder (CPF) provides a crucial step toward informing strategic planning by government agencies (e.g. DoD and DOE), the operation and sustainment of key national assets (e.g. coastal military installations), and risk assessment by the reinsurance industry in response to hazards such as flooding and inundation.

Key Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory Pathfinder Facts

Mission/Portal Page: https://clarreo.larc.nasa.gov/about-mission.html
Altitude:Distance from sea level. 400km
Inclination: 51.6°
Origination: NASA
Instruments: IR Spectrometer
RS Spectrometer