Future

FTS-2 – GOSAT-2 (2017)

JAXA passive sensor, follow-up of GOSAT

Sentinel-4-UVN (launch expected in XX)

ESA passive sensor, geostationary orbit, air quality purpose, trace gases (pollutants) and aerosols

Sentinel-5-UVNS (launch expected in XX)

ESA passive sensor, low Earth Sun-Synchronous orbit, air quality & climate purposes, trace gases (pollutants + green-house gas – not CO2) and aerosols

Microcarb (launch expected in 2020)

French CNES passive sensor, low Earth Sun-Synchronous orbit, climate purpose, trace gas (CO2) and aerosols

MERLIN

German DLR active sensor (LIDAR), climate purpose, trace gas (CH4)