Continuous observation of atmospheric temperature, water vapour content and distribution, and the concentration of certain other atmospheric gases as a function of altitude over time - providing a new way to observe weather and the changing atmosphere.

Orbit height:36000 km
Orbit type:Geostationary
Organisation: NASA - USA
Mission cancelled on 1 Oct 2008

EO-3 GIFTS websites


Univ of Wisconson SSEC - GIFTS mission