THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SeaSat -
Full Name Seafaring Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 26 Jun 1978
Mission Links EOL Date 08 Oct 1978
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness SMMR
Mission Instruments
ALT (SeaSat) - Radar Altimeter
L-Band SAR - L-Band SAR
LRR (SeaSat) - Laser Retro-Reflector
SASS - SeaSat-A Scatterometer System
SMEI - Solar Mass Ejection Imager
SMMR - Scanning Multi-channel Microwave Radiometer
VIRR (SeaSat) - Visible and Infra Red Radiometer
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