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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - CryoSat-2 -
Full Name CryoSat-2 (Earth Explorer Opportunity Mission) Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies ESA Launch Date 08 Apr 2010
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2024
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 36508 (TLE)
International Designator 2010-013A
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 100 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 92 deg
Orbit Altitude 717 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 0.25 degree nodal regression per day Repeat Cycle 369 days
Objectives and Applications To determine fluctuations in the mass of the Earth’s major land and marine ice fields.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements DORIS-NG, Laser Reflectors (ESA)
LandLandscape topography SIRAL
OceanOcean topography/currents DORIS-NG
Snow & IceIce sheet topography SIRAL
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness SIRAL
Mission Instruments
DORIS-NG - Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite-NG
Laser Reflectors (ESA) - Laser Reflectors
SIRAL - SAR Interferometer Radar Altimeter
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 104 )
CDDIS_DORIS_data_cycle
CDDIS_DORIS_data_rinex
CDDIS_DORIS_products_positions
CDDIS_DORIS_products_stcd
CDDIS_SLR_predictions
CryoSat products
CryoSat-2 Level-1B Waveforms, Sea Ice Elevation, and Surface Roughness V001
CryoSat-2 Level-4 Sea Ice Elevation, Freeboard, and Thickness V001
CryoSat-2 Sea Ice Freeboard, Thickness, and Snow Depth Quick Look, Version 1
ECCO Atmosphere Surface Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Pressure - Daily Mean 0.5 Degree (Version 4 ...

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