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Missions: Earth Systematic Missions Program

As a follow-on to the EOS missions, the Earth Systematic Missions (ESM) Program will continue to advance our understanding of the climate system and climate change. The primary path toward meeting this objective is the mission outlined in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Earth Science Decadal Survey document released in 2007.

Mission Mission Category Status
Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory Pathfinder (CLARREO Path.) Future, Implementation
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) Current, Prime Mission
Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) Current, Prime Mission
Landsat 8 Current, Extended Mission
Landsat 9 Current, Prime Mission
NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR ) Future, Implementation
Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Current
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Current, Prime Mission
Soil Moisture Active-Passive (SMAP) Current, Extended Mission
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on ISS (SAGE III-ISS) Current, Prime Mission