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Launch schedule

Sensor/Platform Information from (Scheduled) launch date
1999
CBERS-1 INPE - Brazil Launched 14 Oct 1999
Fengyun-1C/1D NSMC - China Launched 10 May 1999
FORMOSAT-1 NSPO - Taiwan Launched 27 Jan 1999
IKONOS DigitalGlobe Launched 24 Sep 1999
INSAT-2E ISRO - India Launched 2 Apr 1999
KOMPSAT-1 KARI - Korea Launched 21 Dec 1999
Landsat 7 NASA - USA Launched 15 Apr 1999
OCEANSAT-1 ISRO - India Launched 26 May 1999
QuikSCAT NASA - USA Launched 20 Jun 1999
Terra NASA - USA Launched 18 Dec 1999
2000
EO-1 NASA - USA Launched 21 Nov 2000
EROS A ImageSAT International Launched 15 Dec 2000
Fengyun-2B NSMC - China Launched 26 Jun 2000
GOES-11 NOAA Launched 3 May 2000
MTI US Department of Energy Launched 12 Mar 2000
NOAA-16 NOAA Launched 21 Sep 2000
SAC-C CONAE - Argentina Launched 21 Nov 2000
SRTM NASA - USA Launched 11 Feb 2000
2001
BIRD DLR - Germany Launched 22 Oct 2001
GOES-12 NOAA Launched 23 Jul 2001
Jason-1 NASA - USA Launched 7 Dec 2001
METEOR - 3M N1 ROSHYDROMET - Russia Launched 10 Dec 2001
ODIN SNSB - Sweden Launched 20 Feb 2001
PROBA-1 ESA Launched 22 Oct 2001
Quickbird DigitalGlobe Launched 18 Oct 2001
TIMED NASA - USA Launched 7 Dec 2001
2002
ADEOS-II JAXA - Japan Launched 14 Dec 2002
AlSat-1 ASAL - Algeria Launched 28 Nov 2002
Aqua NASA - USA Launched 4 May 2002
ENVISAT ESA Launched 1 Mar 2002
FedSat CSIRO - Australia Launched 14 Dec 2002
GRACE NASA - USA Launched 17 Mar 2002
Meteosat 8 EUMETSAT Launched 28 Aug 2002
NOAA-17 NOAA Launched 24 Jun 2002
SPOT 5 CNES - France Launched 4 May 2002
2003
BILSAT TUBITAK UZAY/STRI- Turkey Launched 27 Sep 2003
CBERS-2 INPE - Brazil Launched 21 Oct 2002
Coriolis US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Launched 6 Jan 2003
DMSP-F16 US Department of Defense Launched 19 Oct 2003
ICESat NASA - USA Launched 13 Jan 2003
NigeriaSat - 1 NASRDA - Nigeria Launched 27 Sep 2003
Orbview-3 Orbital Sciences Launched 26 Jun 2003
RESOURCESAT-1 ISRO - India Launched 17 Oct 2003
SCISAT CSA - Canadian Space Agency Launched 13 Aug 2003
SORCE NASA - USA Launched 25 Jan 2003
UK-DMC BNSC - British National Space Centre Launched 27 Sep 2003
2004
SICH - 1M NSAU - Ukraine Failed 24 December 2004
AURA NASA - USA Launched 15 Jul 2004
DEMETER CNES - France Launched 29 Jun 2004
FORMOSAT-2 NSPO - Taiwan Launched 20 May 2004
Parasol CNES - France Launched 18 Dec 2004
2005
BEIJING-1 Landview Mapping Information Technology - Beijing Launched 28 Oct 2005
CartoSat-1 ISRO - India Launched 5 May 2005
Meteosat 9 EUMETSAT Launched 22 Dec 2005
MTSAT-1R JMA - Japan Launched 26 Feb 2005
NOAA-18 NOAA Launched 20 May 2005
TopSat BNSC - British National Space Centre Launched 27 Oct 2005
Vulkan-Kompas-2 RKA - Russian Federal Space agency Launched 1 Jan 2005
2006
ALOS JAXA - Japan Launched 24 Jan 2006
CALIPSO NASA - USA Launched 28 Apr 2006
EROS B ImageSAT International Launched 25 Apr 2006
FORMOSAT-3 NSPO - Taiwan Launched 15 Apr 2006
GOES-13 NOAA Launched 24 May 2006
KOMPSAT-2 KARI - Korea Launched 28 Jul 2006
Metop-A EUMETSAT Launched 19 Oct 2006
Resurs DK1 RKA - Russian Federal Space agency Launched 15 Jun 2006
2007
CartoSat-2 ISRO - India Launched 10 Jan 2007
COSMO-SkyMed ASI - Italy Launched 5 Nov 2010
HY - 1B CAST - China Launched 11 Apr 2007
LAPAN-TUBSAT LAPAN - Indonesia Launched 10 Jan 2007
RADARSAT-2 MDA Geospatial Services Inc. Launched 14 Dec 2007
TerraSAR-X DLR - Germany Launched 15 Jun 2007
WorldView-1 DigitalGlobe Launched 18 Sep 2007
2008
CartoSat-2A ISRO - India Launched 28 Apr 2008
FengYun-2E NSMC - China Launched 23 Dec 2008
FengYun-3A NSMC - China Launched 27 May 2008
GeoEye-1 DigitalGlobe Launched 6 Sep 2008
HJ - 1A CAST - China Launched 5 Sep 2008
IMS 1 ISRO - India Launched 2008
Jason-2 NOAA Launched 20 Jun 2008
RapidEye Planet - USA Launched 29 Aug 2008
TecSAR IAI - Israel Launched 2008
THEOS GISTDA - Thailand Launched 1 Oct 2008
YaoGan - 5 CAST - China Launched 15 Dec 2008
2009
Argo-RapidEye6 NSPO - Taiwan Cancelled 2009
Deimos-1 DEIMOS - Spain Launched 29 Jul 2009
GOCE ESA Launched 17 Mar 2009
GOES-14 NOAA Launched 27 Jun 2009
GOSAT JAXA - Japan Launched 23 Jan 2009
Meteor - M1 ROSHYDROMET - Russia Launched 17 Sep 2009
NOAA-19 NOAA Launched 9 Feb 2009
OceanSat - 2 ISRO - India Launched 23 Sep 2009
RazakSAT ASTB - Malaysia Launched 14 Jul 2009
SMOS ESA Launched 2 Nov 2009
UK-DMC 2 SSTL - UK Launched 29 Jul 2009
WorldView-2 DigitalGlobe Launched 8 Oct 2009
2010
AlSat-2A ASAL - Algeria Launched 12 Jul 2010
CartoSat-2B ISRO - India Launched 12 Jul 2010
COMS-1 KARI - Korea Launched 26 Jun 2010
CryoSat-2 ESA Launched 8 Apr 2010
FengYun-3B NSMC - China Launched 5 Nov 2010
GOES-15 NOAA Launched 4 Mar 2010
Svea SNSB - Sweden Launched 2010
TanDEM-X DLR - Germany Launched 21 Jun 2010
2011
GLORY NASA - USA Failed 4 March 2011
Electro-L ROSHYDROMET - Russia Launched 20 Jan 2011
MEGHA-TROPIQUES CNES - France Launched 12 Oct 2011
NigeriaSat - 2 NASRDA - Nigeria Launched 17 Aug 2011
NigeriaSat - X NASRDA - Nigeria Launched 17 Aug 2011
Pleiades 1A CNES - France Launched 17 Dec 2011
RASAT TUBITAK UZAY/STRI- Turkey Launched 17 Aug 2011
RESOURCESAT-2 ISRO - India Launched 20 Apr 2011
SAC-D NASA - USA Launched 10 Jun 2011
SSOT Airbus Defence and Space Launched 16 Dec 2011
Suomi NPP NOAA Launched 28 Oct 2011
2012
GCOM-W1 JAXA - Japan Launched 17 May 2012
GOKTURK-2 TUBITAK UZAY/STRI- Turkey Launched 2012
Kanopus-V1 RKA - Russian Federal Space agency Launched 22 July 2012
KOMPSAT-3 KARI - Korea Launched 17 May 2012
Meteosat-10 EUMETSAT Launched 5 Jul 2012
Metop-B EUMETSAT Launched 17 Sep 2012
Pleiades 1B CNES - France Launched 2 Dec 2012
RISAT-1 ISRO - India Launched 26 Apr 2012
SPOT 6 Airbus Defence and Space Launched 9 Sep 2012
2013
CBERS-3 INPE - Brazil Failed 9 Dec 2013
FengYun-3C NSMC - China Launched 23 Sep 2013
INSAT-3D ISRO - India Launched 26 Jul 2013
KOMPSAT-5 KARI - Korea Launched 22 Aug 2013
Landsat 8 NASA - USA Launched 11 Feb 2011
PROBA-V ESA Launched 7 May 2013
SARAL/AltiKa CNES - France Launched 25 Feb 2013
SkySat-1 Terra Bella - USA Launched 21 Nov 2013
SWARM ESA Launched 22 Nov 2013
VNREDSat-1A Airbus Defence and Space Launched 7 May 2013
2014
ALOS-2 JAXA - Japan Launched 24 May 2014
ASNARO-1 J-spacesystems - Japan Launched 6 Nov 2014
CBERS-4 INPE - Brazil Launched 7 Dec 2014
Deimos-2 DEIMOS - Spain Launched 19 Jun 2014
GPM Core NASA - USA Launched 27 Feb 2014
Himawari-8 JMA - Japan Launched 7 Oct 2014
Meteor - M2 ROSHYDROMET - Russia Launched 8 Jul 2014
OCO-2 NASA - USA Launched 2 Jul 2014
Sentinel-1A ESA Launched 3 Apr 2014
SkySat-2 Terra Bella - USA Launched 8 Jul 2014
SPOT 7 Airbus Defence and Space Launched 30 Jun 2014
WorldView-3 DigitalGlobe Launched 13 Aug 2014
2015
DMC 3 SSTL - UK Launched 10 Jul 2015
Dove Planet - USA Launched 2015
KOMPSAT-3A KARI - Korea Launched 25 Mar 2015
Meteosat-11 EUMETSAT Launched 15 Jul 2015
Sentinel-2A ESA Launched 23 Jun 2015
SMAP NASA - USA Launched 31 Jan 2015
2016
CartoSat-2C ISRO - India Launched 22 Jun 2016
GOES-R NOAA Launched 19 Nov 2016
Himawari-9 JMA - Japan Launched 2 Nov 2016
Jason-3 NOAA Launched 17 Jan 2016
Sentinel-1B ESA Launched 25 Apr 2016
Sentinel-3A ESA Launched 16 Feb 2016
SkySat-3 Terra Bella - USA Launched 22 Jul 2016
SkySat-4-7 Terra Bella - USA Launched 16 Sep 2016
WorldView-4 DigitalGlobe Launched 11 Nov 2016
CYGNSS NASA - USA Planned for 12 Dec 2016
RESOURCESAT-2A ISRO - India Planned for 7 Dec 2016
2017
ADM-Aeolus ESA Planned for end 2017
FORMOSAT-5 NSPO - Taiwan Planned for 2017
GCOM-C1 JAXA - Japan Planned for 2017
GOSAT-2 JAXA - Japan Planned for 2017
GRACE-FO NASA - USA Planned for Dec 2017
JPSS-1 NOAA Planned for 16 March 2017
SAOCOM - 1A CONAE - Argentina Planned for 2017
Sentinel-2B ESA Planned for Apr 2017
Sentinel-3B ESA Planned for Mar 2017
VENUS CNES - France Planned for Aug 2017
2018
EarthCARE ESA Planned for late 2018
EnMAP DLR - Germany Planned for 2018
EROS C ImageSAT International Planned for 2018?
GEO-KOMPSAT-2A KARI - Korea Planned for 2018
GOES-S NASA - USA Planned for Q4 2018
Metop-C EUMETSAT Planned for Oct 2018
PRISMA ASI - Italy Planned for 2018
TARANIS CNES - France Planned for 2018
2019
ALOS-3 JAXA - Japan Planned for 2019
GEO-KOMPSAT-2B KARI - Korea Planned for 2019
GOES-T NASA - USA Planned for Q3 2019
2020
Tandem-L DLR - Germany Planned for 2020
2021
BIOMASS ESA Planned for 2021
2025
GOES-U NASA - USA Planned for 2025


Note: This information is based on official sources and unofficial sources, and is subject to frequent changes.
For comments please mail to: sensordatabase-itc@utwente.nl or petra.budde@utwente.nl.

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