THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - CORIOLIS -
Full Name CORIOLIS Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies DoD (USA) Launch Date 06 Jan 2003
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2018
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 840 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Validating space bourne multi-channel polarametric radiometry for wind vector measurements.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud particle properties and profile WindSat
Radiation budget WindSat
OceanOcean surface winds WindSat
Surface temperature (ocean) WindSat
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth WindSat
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness WindSat
Mission Instruments
Copyright CEOS | About | Site Search | Report an Issue Researched and written by Symbios