Extending the decades-long record of Earth's energy budget

The Libera mission will record how much energy leaves our planet’s atmosphere on a day-by-day basis providing crucial information about how Earth’s climate is evolving over time. The mission will maintain decades long data record of observation from NASA’s suite of Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments.

Mission Status:


LASP Roles:

Research, Lead Institute

Science Target:

Earth's Atmosphere

Mission Focus:

Earth's Atmosphere, Radiation Budget

Primary Mission Site:

Artist's drawing of the LIbera instrument making measurements above Earth's surface

Launch Date: scheduled to launch in 2027

Lead Institution: LASP

Lead Funding Agency: NASA Earth Science Division

Partners: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of Arizona, University of Michigan, Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University, Colorado State University, Ball Aerospace, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)