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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - TDS-1 -
Full Name TechDemoSat-1 Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies UKSA, ESA Launch Date 08 Jul 2014
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Jan 2019
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.36 deg
Orbit Altitude 625 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:00 - drifting Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications A satellite to demonstrate a number of UK developed payloads. SGR-ReSI paylaod demonstrates GNSS Reflectometry for ocean winds and other applications
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandSoil moisture SGR-ReSI
OceanOcean surface winds SGR-ReSI
Ocean wave height and spectrum SGR-ReSI
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness SGR-ReSI
Mission Instruments
SGR-ReSI - Space GNSS Receiver - Remote Sensing Instrument
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