ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS)

The ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) mission measures the temperature of plants to better understand how much water plants need and how they respond to stress. ECOSTRESS is attached to the International Space Station (ISS) and collects data over the conterminous United States (CONUS) as well as key biomes and agricultural zones around the world and selected FLUXNET (http://fluxnet.fluxdata.org/about/) validation sites. A map of the acquisition coverage can be found on the ECOSTRESS website (https://ecostress.jpl.nasa.gov/science).

Launch Date: 

29/06/2018

Orbit type: 

Low Earth

Orbital period: 

93minutes

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Applications: 

ECOSTRESS will measure variations in ground temperatures to within a few tenths of a degree.These measurements should indicate how plants respond to water shortages and how certain regions are likely to respond to future changes in climate.

Public Private Partnership: 

No
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