Future Missions

Satellite Name Sponsor Exp.Life Time Purpose Launch Date
Approved by ILRS for Future SLR Tracking
Astrocast ETH Zurich and Astrocast SA 1-2 yrs Positioning information, precise orbit determination April 1, 2019
COSMIC-2 UCAR 5 yrs Atmospheric research, validation of GNSS orbits June 25, 2019
LARES-2 ASI Decades Positioning, geodesy Fall 2020
NISAR NASA/JPL, ISRO 3 yrs Earth observation 2022
NXD-1 (SLAG) Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology 3 years Positioning, geodesy March 2021
PN-1B, -1C, -1D Beijing Aerospace Control Center 1 yr Precise orbit determination September 2015
RANGE Georgia Institute of Technology 1 yr Positioning information, precise orbit determination December 03, 2018
Future Satellites with Retroreflectors
GPS-III (n=??) DoD, DoT   Positioning, navigation, timing, geodesy  
GRASP NASA   Positioning, geodesy TBD
IRS-P5 (CARTOSAT-1) ISRO 5 yrs Earth observation May 2005
SWOT NASA, CNES   SAR altimeter 2020

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