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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - CFOSAT -
Full Name Chinese-French Oceanic SATellite Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies CNES, CNSA Launch Date 29 Oct 2018
Mission Links EOL Date Oct 2021
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 43662 (TLE)
International Designator 2018-083A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 94.7 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.5 deg
Orbit Altitude 519 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 7am Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The primary objective of CFOSAT is to monitor at the global scale the wind and waves at the ocean surface.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
OceanOcean surface winds SCAT
Ocean wave height and spectrum SWIM
Mission Instruments
SCAT - Wind SCATerometer
SWIM - Surface Waves Investigation and Monitoring
OpenSearch Datasets No IDN OpenSearch datasets found.

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 5 results)
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: ocean-atmosphere gas transfer studies
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: ocean-atmosphere gas transfer studies
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: ocean-atmosphere gas transfer studies, climate monitoring of global winds
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: ocean-atmosphere gas transfer studies
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: ocean-atmosphere gas transfer studies, climate monitoring of global winds

Want to explore more? Try FedEO on the EO Portal or CMR OpenSearch by NASA
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