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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - COSMO-SkyMed 4 -
Full Name COnstellation of small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation - 4
aka CSK-4
Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies ASI, MoD (Italy) Launch Date 06 Nov 2010
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2017
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97.1 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 97.8 deg
Orbit Altitude 620 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 6:00 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications Environmental monitoring, surveillance and risk management applications, environmental resources management, maritime management, earth topographic mapping, law enforcement, informative / science applications.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandLandscape topography SAR 2000
Vegetation SAR 2000
Multi-purpose imagery (land) SAR 2000
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth SAR 2000
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness SAR 2000
Mission Instruments
SAR 2000 - Synthetic Aperture Radar - 2000
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