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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - CYGNSS -
Full Name Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies NASA, NOAA Launch Date 15 Dec 2016
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Jan 2020
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 95 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 35 deg
Orbit Altitude 520 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications To understand the coupling between ocean surface properties, moist atmospheric thermodynamics, radiation and convective dynamics in the inner core of a Tropical Cyclone (TC)
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
OceanOcean surface winds DDMI (CYGNSS)
Mission Instruments
DDMI (CYGNSS) - Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument (DDMI)
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