Summary of Architectures

« Candidate Architectures
Architectures over the cost cap
Acronyms: BS - Backscatter; HSRL - High Spectral Resolution Lidar; WL - Wavelength
Architecture# SC Polar# SC InclinedLidar Inclined OrbitRadar Inclined OrbitLidar Polar OrbitRadar Polar OrbitInternationalDiurnal SamplingDistributed Process Delta t SamplingProgrammatic Notes
AQ-1
CV-2
11P20NoneNone2 WL HSRL3 Freq 3 DopplerCSANoNoDefer Launch to 2031
ACCP-P2
11O (DS) HP122 WL BS2 Freq 1 Doppler2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSAYesYes - RadiometerAccelerated Science Option
11O' (DS) HP132 WL BS2 Freq 1 Doppler3 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSA, CNESYesYes - RadiometerAccelerated Science Option
11I20NoneNone2 WL HSRL3 Freq 3 DopplerCNES, CSA, JAXANoYes - CNES RadiometerDefer Launch To 2031
11Q HP132 WL BS2 Freq 1 Doppler2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSA, CNESYesYes - CNES RadiometerAccelerated Science Option
11M20NoneNone2 WL HSRL3 Freq 3 DopplerCNES, CSA, JAXANoYes - CNES RadiometerDefer Launch To 2031
11B' (DS)12None1 Freq No Doppler3 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSA, CNESYesYes - RadarNo A in First Wedge
CV-1
AQ-2
8L HP232 WL BS2 Freq 1 Doppler2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSAYesYes - Camera
8K-2222 WL BS2 Freq 1 Doppler2 WL BS2 Freq 2 DopplerCSAYesNo
CF-3
ACCP-D1A
11O HP142 WL BS2 Freq 1 Doppler2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSA, CNESYesYes - CNES Radiometer
11S HP142 WL BS2 Freq 1 Doppler2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSA, CNESYesYes - CNES RadiometerAccelerated Science Option
11R HP132 WL BS2 Freq 1 Doppler2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSA, CNESYesYes - CNES RadiometerAccelerated Science Option
ACCP-P1
11K12None1 Freq No Doppler2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 Doppler CSA, CNESYesYes - Radar & CNES RadiometerNo A in First Wedge
8G' 112 WL BS2 Freq 2 Doppler2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 Doppler CSAYesNo
CV-3
ACCP-D1B
11F30NoneNone2 WL BS; 2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCNES, CSANoYes - CNES Radiometer
11A30NoneNone2 WL BS; 2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSANoYes - Radar
8G''112 WL BS2 Freq 2 Doppler3 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSA, SNESYesNo
8G''-111None1 Freq 1 Doppler3 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSA, JAXA, CNESYesNo
8G'-111None1 Freq 1 Doppler2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCSA, JAXAYesNoNo A in First Wedge
11G22None2 Freq 2 Doppler2 WL HSRL2 Freq 2 DopplerCNES, CSAYesYes - CNES RadiometerNo A in First Wedge
11J22None3 Freq 3 Doppler2 WL BS2 Freq 2 DopplerCNES, CSA, JAXAYesYes - CNES RadiometerNo A in First Wedge