GRACE / ESSP-2

ESSP-series
satellites

SAC-D / ESSP-6
GRACE / ESSP-2SAC-D / ESSP-6

Below is a list of Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) series satellites, including launch dates and links to information on the satellites. If readers know of additional information, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.


Since all ESSP-series satellites have other names as well, launch covers and other postal items for these satellites are found under those other names.

SatelliteLaunch DateOther NameMission or PurposeType/Discipline
Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP)
ESSP-1CanceledVCLvertical structure of forestsenvironmental-observing
ESSP-22002-03-17GRACEEarth's gravity fieldscientific/research
ESSP-32006-04-28CALIPSOvertical structure and properties of thin clouds and aerosolsenvironmental-observing
ESSP-42006-04-28CloudSatvertical cloud radarenvironmental-observing
ESSP-5 [failed]2009-02-24OCO-1atmospheric CO2environmental-observing
ESSP-62011-06-10SAC-D / Aquariussea surface salinityenvironmental-observing
ESSP-7CanceledHydrossoil moisture and land freeze/thawenvironmental-observing
ESSP-5 [replacement]2014-07-02OCO-2atmospheric CO2environmental-observing
ESSP-EVM12016-12-15CYGNSS-1/8ocean surface windsenvironmental-observing


Links to ESSP-series satellite information:

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