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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Oersted -
Full Name Oersted
aka Ørsted
Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies DNSC, CNES Launch Date 21 Nov 1999
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2016
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 100 minutes
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 96.5 deg
Orbit Altitude 655 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Earth magnetic field mapping.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields GPSRO (Oersted)
Atmospheric Temperature Fields GPSRO (Oersted)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements CSC FVM, Overhauser Magnetometer
Mission Instruments
CSC FVM - CSC fluxgate vector magnetometer
GPSRO (Oersted) - GPS Radio Occultation System
Overhauser Magnetometer - OM
SI - Star Imager
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