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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - CHAMP -
Full Name Challenging Mini-Satellite Payload for Geophysical Research and Application Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies DLR Launch Date 15 Jul 2000
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 19 Sep 2010
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 87 deg
Orbit Altitude 315 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Gravity field, precise geoid, magnetic field, atmospheric physics.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields CHAMP GPS Sounder
Atmospheric Temperature Fields CHAMP GPS Sounder
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements CHAMP Gravity Package (Accelerometer+GPS), CHAMP Magnetometry Package (1 Scalar + 2 Vector Magnetometer)
Mission Instruments
CHAMP GPS Sounder - GPS TurboRogue Space Receiver (TRSR)
CHAMP Gravity Package (Accelerometer+GPS) - STAR Accelerometer
CHAMP Magnetometry Package (1 Scalar + 2 Vector Magnetometer) - Overhauser Magnetometer and Fluxgate Magnetometer
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