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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - OCEANSAT-1 -
Full Name Ocean Satellite-1 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies ISRO Launch Date 26 May 1999
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 31 Dec 2010
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 99.31 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.28 deg
Orbit Altitude 720 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 12:00 Repeat Cycle 2 days
Objectives and Applications Ocean and atmosphere applications.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols OCM (Oceansat-2)
Atmospheric Winds MSMR
Liquid water and precipitation rate MSMR
OceanOcean colour/biology OCM (Oceansat-2)
Ocean topography/currents MSMR
Ocean surface winds MSMR
Surface temperature (ocean) MSMR
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) MSMR
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness MSMR
Mission Instruments
MSMR - Multifrequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer
OCM (Oceansat-2) - Ocean Colour Monitor (Oceansat-2)
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