THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - STELLA -
Full Name Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies CNES Launch Date 30 Sep 1993
Mission Links EOL Date Dec 2050
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 830 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Geodesy/gravity study of the Earth’s gravitational field and its temporal variations.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements Laser Reflectors
Mission Instruments
Laser Reflectors - Laser Reflectors
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