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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - TanDEM-L -
Full Name TanDEM-L Status Considered
Mission Agencies DLR, HRC Launch Date N/A (on hold)
Mission Links mission site EOL Date
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 99.7 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.4 deg
Orbit Altitude 745 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications Global observation of dynamic processes in the bio-, cryo-, geo- and hydrosphere.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance L-Band SAR
Landscape topography L-Band SAR
Vegetation L-Band SAR
Multi-purpose imagery (land) L-Band SAR
OceanOcean topography/currents L-Band SAR
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) L-Band SAR
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth L-Band SAR
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness L-Band SAR
Mission Instruments
L-Band SAR - L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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