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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - OCEANSAT-2 -
Full Name Ocean Satellite-2 Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies ISRO Launch Date 24 Sep 2009
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Sep 2017
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 99.31 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.28 deg
Orbit Altitude 720 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 12:00 Repeat Cycle 2 days
Objectives and Applications Ocean and atmosphere applications.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols OCM (Oceansat-2)
Atmospheric Temperature Fields ROSA
OceanOcean colour/biology OCM (Oceansat-2)
Ocean surface winds Scatterometer (Oceansat-2)
Mission Instruments
OCM (Oceansat-2) - Ocean Colour Monitor (Oceansat-2)
ROSA - Radio Occultation Sounder for the Atmosphere
Scatterometer (Oceansat-2) - Scatterometer (Oceansat-2)
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