Provider: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
- Wavelength bands of Weak CO2, Strong CO2, and Strong O2
Launch Date: February 24, 2009
Description: OCO2 is an exploratory science mission designed to collect spacebased global measurements of atmospheric CO2 with the precision, resolution, and coverage needed to characterize sources and sinks (fluxes) on regional scales (≥1000km). OCO2 will also be able to quantify CO2 variability over the seasonal cycles year after year. This mission will also validate a spacebased measurement approach and analysis concept that could be used for future systematic CO2 monitoring missions.