BackForwardInstrument:  COSIS 

Instrument details
Acronym COSIS
Full name COSIS
Purpose To monitor carbon dioxide source emissions such as coal powered stations.
Short description High spatial resolution nadir scanning SWIR grating spectrometer in range 1.3-3 microns.
Background New development.
Scanning Technique Push broom with 50km swath.
Resolution 50m at surface.
Coverage / Cycle
Mass 90 kg Power Data Rate


Providing Agency DLR
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2026 to 2029
Last update: 2022-10-24
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer
  • Cross-nadir shortwave (UV/VIS) sounder
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 2
  • NIR/SWIR imaging spectroscopy
  • NIR/SWIR imaging spectrometer
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • CO2 Tropospheric Column
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.