Deformation, Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics of Ice

Studying Land Deformation Studying Land Deformation

An artist's concept showing the kinds of land surface data the Deformation, Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics of Ice mission will collect.
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Mission Summary

A proposed Earth satellite mission with the potential to identify likely earthquakes, volcanos and landslides, the Deformation, Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics of Ice, or DESDynI, mission will use specialized sensors to study land surface and climate changes.

Because of its numerous potential science applications, the mission, originally slated for launch between 2010 and 2013, is under review to determine its best course of study.

Scientific Instrument(s)

- Interferometric synthetic aperture Radar (InSAR)
- Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)


Acronym: DESDynI
 
Type: Orbiter
 
Status: Proposed
 
Launch Date: 2019
 
Target: Earth