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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - CYGNSS -
Full Name Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System Status Approved
Mission Agencies NASA, NOAA Launch Date Dec 2016
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Feb 2019
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 94 minutes
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 35 deg
Orbit Altitude 510 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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