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 Naval Research Lab

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 ATK

Launched 26 Jun 2003

RESOURCESAT-1 (IRS-P6)

ISRO - India

Launched 17 Oct 2003

SCISAT

CSA - Canadian Space Agency

Launched 13 Aug 2003

SORCE

NASA - USA

Launched 25 Jan 2003

UK-DMC-1

UK Space Agency

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

NRSCC - China

Launched 28 Oct 2005

CartoSat-1 (IRS-P5)

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

UK Space Agency

Launched 27 Oct 2005

Vulkan-Kompas-2

ROSCOSMOS - Russia

Launched 1 Jan 2005

2006

ALOS

JAXA - Japan

Launched 24 Jan 2006

CALIPSO

NASA - USA

Launched 28 Apr 2006

CloudSat

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

MTSAT-2

JMA - Japan

Launched Launched 18 Feb 2006

Resurs DK1

ROSCOSMOS - Russia

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 - Canada

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 (Thaichote)

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

ATSB - Malaysia

Launched 14 Jul 2009

RISAT-2

ISRO - India

Launched 20 Apr 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 (GOES-WEST)

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

Elektro-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 (Aquarius)

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

ROSCOSMOS - Russia

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 2013

PROBA-V

ESA

Launched 7 May 2013

SARAL/AltiKa

CNES - France

Launched 25 Feb 2013

SkySat-1

Planet - 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

Planet - 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/TripleSat

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

AlSat-1B

ASAL - Algeria

Launched 26 Sep 2016

AlSat-2B

ASAL - Algeria

Launched 26 Sep 2016

CartoSat-2 Series (2C)

ISRO - India

Launched 22 Jun 2016

CYGNSS

NASA - USA

Launched 15 Dec 2016

Dove, Flock 2p

Planet - USA

Launched 22 Jun 2016

FengYun-4A

CMA - China

Launched 10 Dec 2016

GOES-16 (GOES-EAST)

NOAA

Launched 19 Nov 2016

Himawari-9

JMA - Japan

Launched 2 Nov 2016

Jason-3

NOAA

Launched 17 Jan 2016

RESOURCESAT-2A

ISRO - India

Launched 7 Dec 2016

Sentinel-1B

ESA

Launched 25 Apr 2016

Sentinel-3A

ESA

Launched 16 Feb 2016

SkySat-3

Planet - USA

Launched 22 Jul 2016

SkySat-4-7

Planet - USA

Launched 16 Sep 2016

WorldView-4

DigitalGlobe

Launched 11 Nov 2016

2017

CartoSat-2 Series (2D)

ISRO - India

Launched 15 Feb 2017

Cartosat-2 Series (2E)

ISRO - India

Launched 23 Jun 2017

Dove, Flock 2k

Planet - USA

Launched 14 Jul 2017

Dove, Flock 3p

Planet - USA

Launched 15 Feb 2017

FORMOSAT-5

NSPO - Taiwan

Launched 24 Aug 2017

GCOM-C1

JAXA - Japan

Launched 23 Dec 2017

NOAA-20 (JPSS-1)

NOAA

Launched 18 Nov 2017

Sentinel-2B

ESA

Launched 7 Mar 2017

Sentinel-5P

ESA

Launched 13 Oct 2017

SkySat-8-13

Planet - USA

Launched 31 Oct 2017

VENUS

CNES - France

Launched 1 Aug 2017

2018

ASNARO-2

J-spacesystems - Japan

Launched 18 Jan 2018

Cartosat-2 Series (2F)

ISRO - India

Launched 12 Jan 2018

FengYun-2H

NSMC - China

Launched 10 Jun 2018

GaoFen-5

CNSA - China

Launched 8 May 2018

GOES-17

NOAA

Launched 1 Mar 2018

GRACE-FO

NASA - USA

Launched 22 May 2018

KANOPUS-V3

ROSCOSMOS - Russia

Launched 1 Feb 2018

KANOPUS-V4

ROSCOSMOS - Russia

Launched 1 Feb 2018

Sentinel-3B

ESA

Launched 25 Apr 2018

Aeolus

ESA

Planned for 21 Aug 2018

CFOSAT

CNSA - China

Planned for Sep 2018

CSG-1

ASI - Italy

Planned for 2018

ECOSTRESS on ISS

NASA - USA

Planned for 29 Jun 2018

GEO-KOMPSAT-2A

KARI - Korea

Planned for 2018

GOSAT-2

JAXA - Japan

Planned for Oct 2018

ICESat-2

NASA - USA

Planned for 12 Sep 2018

Metop-C

EUMETSAT

Planned for 19 Sep 2018

PRISMA

ASI - Italy

Planned for Dec 2018

RADARSAT Constellation Mission

MDA - Canada

Planned for 2018

SAOCOM-1A

CONAE - Argentina

Planned for Aug 2018

2019

ALOS-3

JAXA - Japan

Planned for 2019

EARTH-i

EARTH-i

Planned for 2019

EarthCARE

ESA

Planned for Aug 2019

EnMAP

DLR - Germany

Planned for 2019

EROS-C

ImageSAT International

Planned for 2019

GEO-KOMPSAT-2B

KARI - Korea

Planned for 2019

OceanSat-3

ISRO - India

Planned for 2019

SAOCOM-1B

CONAE - Argentina

Planned for 2019

TARANIS

CNES - France

Planned for 2019

Urthedaily

Urthecast - Canada, USA, Spain

Planned for 2019

2020

ALOS-4

JAXA - Japan

Planned for 2020

GOES-T

NASA - USA

Planned for 2020

KOMPSAT-6

KARI - Korea

Planned for 2020

Landsat 9

NASA - USA

Planned for Dec 2020

Pleiades Neo

Airbus Defence and Space

Planned for 2020

Sentinel-6A/Jason-CS-A

EUMETSAT

Planned for Nov 2020

Tandem-L

DLR - Germany

Planned for 2020

TEMPO

NASA - USA

Planned for 2020

2021

BIOMASS

ESA

Planned for 2021

MetOp-SG 1A

EUMETSAT

Planned for 2021

MTG-I1

EUMETSAT

Planned for 2021

NISAR

NASA - USA

Planned for 2021

OptiSAR

Urthecast - Canada, USA, Spain

Planned for 2021

SWOT

NASA - USA

Planned for 2021

WorldView-Legion

DigitalGlobe

Planned for 2021

2022

FLEX

ESA

Planned for 2022

JPSS-2

NOAA

Planned for 2022

PACE

NASA - USA

Planned for 2022

2023

MTG-S1

EUMETSAT

Planned for 2023

2024

GOES-U

NASA - USA

Planned for 2024

2026

JPSS-3

NOAA

Planned for 2026

Sentinel-6B/Jason-CS-B

EUMETSAT

Planned for 2026

2031

JPSS-4

NOAA

Planned for 2031

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.