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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - NovaSAR-S -
Full Name NovaSAR-S
aka NovaSAR
Status Commissioning
Mission Agencies UKSA, CSIRO Launch Date 16 Sep 2018
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Oct 2025
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 96.3 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 97.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 580 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 14 days
Objectives and Applications NovaSAR is a low cost spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) programme employing a novel small satellite design capable of supporting the requirements of a high performance SAR payload. The main applications include maritime and forestry.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Winds S-band SAR
LandVegetation S-band SAR
Multi-purpose imagery (land) S-band SAR
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness S-band SAR
Mission Instruments
AIS - Automatic Identification System
S-band SAR - S-band SAR
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