THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - FedSat -
Full Name Federation Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CSIRO, CRCSS Launch Date 14 Dec 2002
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 14 Dec 2005
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 803 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Communications, data relay, near Earth environment, upper atmospheric physics, meteorology.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements Fluxgate magnetometer
Mission Instruments
Communications payload (Ka and UHF band) - Communications payload (Ka and UHF band)
Fluxgate magnetometer - Fluxgate magnetometer
GPS receiver - GPS receiver
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