EarthCARE Mission

Mission patch EarthCARE Patch

Launch Countdown

Date & Time

28 May, 10:20pm


Space Launch Complex 4E

Launch Service Provider


Unknown F9


Return to Launch Site (Landing Zone 4)



Mission Type

Earth Science


Sun-Synchronous Orbit

EarthCARE (Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer) is a joint mission of ESA and JAXA. The main goal of the mission is the observation and characterization of clouds and aerosols as well as measuring the reflected solar radiation and the infrared radiation emitted from Earth's surface and atmosphere.

Available Lives

European Space Agency, ESA

ESA’s EarthCARE launch (Official broadcast)

Updated: May 24, 3:30pm UTC

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