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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - CFOSAT -
Full Name Chinese-French Oceanic SATellite Status Approved
Mission Agencies CNES, CNSA Launch Date Dec 2018
Mission Links EOL Date Dec 2021
EO Portal Info
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
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