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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - JERS-1 -
Full Name Japanese Earth Resource Satellite
aka Fuyou
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASDA, JAXA Launch Date 11 Feb 1992
Mission Links data access portal EOL Date 12 Oct 1998
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 96 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 570 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:45 Repeat Cycle 44 days
Objectives and Applications Earth resources, Land surface.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance L-band SAR, OPS
Landscape topography L-band SAR, OPS
Vegetation L-band SAR, OPS
Multi-purpose imagery (land) L-band SAR, OPS
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth L-band SAR, OPS
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness L-band SAR, OPS
Mission Instruments
JERS-1 Comms - Communications package for JERS-1
L-band SAR - L-band Synthetic Apature Radar
OPS - Optical Sensor
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