THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GFO -
Full Name GEOSat Follow-on Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 10 Feb 1998
Mission Links EOL Date 22 Oct 2008
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications To measure sea levels and glacial heights
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements LRA, TRSR
OceanOcean topography/currents LRA, TRSR
Mission Instruments
GFO-RA - GEOSat Follow-On Radar Altimeter
LRA - Laser Retroreflector Array
TRSR - Turbo-Rogue Space Receiver
WVR - Water Vapor Radiometer
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