Methane Remote Sensing Lidar Mission

Launched in:2024
Repeat cycle:28 days
Orbit height:506 km
Orbit type:Sun Synchronous
Organisation: DLR - Germany
Measure spatial and temporal gradients of atmospheric CH4 columns with high precision and unprecedented accuracy.
Launch planned for 2024

MERLIN websites


ESA eoPortal - MERLIN
DLR - MERLIN project
CNES - MERLIN mission

On Board Sensors

IPDA LIDAR (Integrated Path Differential Absorption LIDAR)