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Details on this mission type
Full name Cross-nadir SW spectrometry (for chemistry) from GEO
Definition This type of mission designates short-wave spectrometers (UV/VIS/NIR/SWIR) designed for use in atmospheric chemistry, in GEO.
Relevant instruments and their contribution

The sorting column describes how the instruments, by design, have the potential to contribute to certain pre-determined capabilities, assuming nominal operation of space and ground segments. For this particular capability, instrument performance is considered to be driven by:

  • the extension of the spectral range through the UV, VIS and NIR bands;
  • the spectral resolution.

 Sorting criteria and colour code:

  1. NIR/SWIR spectrometer with resolution <=0.6 nm, with spectral coverage extending up to 2.3 μm, including the NIR range ~ 760 nm (for greenhouse gases and aerosol).
  2. UV/VIS/NIR spectrometer with resolution <=0.6 nm, including the NIR range ~ 760 nm.
  3. UV/VIS spectrometer with resolution <=0.6 nm.