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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - OrbView-2 -
Full Name OrbView-2
aka SeaStar, SeaWiFS
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies Orbital, NASA Launch Date 01 Aug 1997
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 11 Dec 2010
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 99 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 705 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 12:00 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications Ocean-colour data, ocean biology and ecology, phytoplankton concentrations and growth, pollution, algal bloom monitoring. OrbView-2 is a commercial mission where NASA retains all rights to data for research purposes, while Orbital retains all rights for commercial and operational purposes.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
OceanOcean colour/biology SeaWiFS
Mission Instruments
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