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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SARAL -
Full Name Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies CNES, ISRO Launch Date 25 Feb 2012
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2018
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 100.59 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.55 deg
Orbit Altitude 799 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 35 days
Objectives and Applications This will provide precise, repetitive global measurements of sea surface height, significant wave heights and wind speed.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields AltiKa
OceanOcean topography/currents AltiKa
Ocean surface winds AltiKa
Ocean wave height and spectrum AltiKa
Mission Instruments
AltiKa - Ka-band Altimeter
ARGOS-3 - ARGOS-3
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