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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SumbandilaSat -
Full Name Sumbandila Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies SANSA, Uni of Stellenbosh Launch Date 18 Sep 2009
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 24 Jan 2012
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 94.6846 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 97.2792 deg
Orbit Altitude 500 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 12:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Primary payload (imager) will be used to support decision making in natural resource management, disaster management, agriculture, urban planning and other applications.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols MSI (SumbandilaSat)
Atmospheric Temperature Fields MSI (SumbandilaSat)
LandAlbedo and reflectance MSI (SumbandilaSat)
Vegetation MSI (SumbandilaSat)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MSI (SumbandilaSat)
OceanMulti-purpose imagery (ocean) MSI (SumbandilaSat)
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness MSI (SumbandilaSat)
Mission Instruments
MSI (SumbandilaSat) - Multi-Spectral Imager (SumbandilaSat)
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