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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SASS -
Full Name SeaSat-A Scatterometer System Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Scatterometers Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Radar scatterometer Sampling
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Sea surface wind
Resolution Summary 50 km
[Best Resolution: 50000m]
Swath Summary Pushbroom, two swaths of 500 km on each side cross-track (extended to 700 km in case of strong wind), gap of 400 km in between
[Max Swath: 700 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Ku-band (14.599 GHz), side looking both left and right. 2 antennas on each side. Polarisations VV or HH
 
Instrument Measurements
Instrument Missions
SeaSat - Seafaring Satellite (1978 - 1978)
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