CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GEOS-3 -
Full Name Geodynamics Experimental Ocean Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 09 Apr 1975
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Jul 1979
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Highly elliptical Orbit Period 101.52 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 115 deg
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications GEOS-3 was an important stepping stone between the National Geodetic Satellite Program (NGSP) and the Earth and Ocean Physics Application Program. In addition to furthering understanding of Earth's gravitational field and the size and shape of the terrestrial geoid, GEOS-3 hosted instrumentation designed to obtain data about deep ocean tides, sea state and current structure.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 4 )
CDDIS_SLR_predictions
GEOS-3 ALTIMETER GEOPHYSICAL DATA RECORD 1975-1978
GEOS-3 Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking Data V001 (GEOS3STST) at GES DISC
Long wavelength Earth gravity field series from satellite tracking, altimeter and surface data, sphe ...

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