CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - OrbView-2 -
Full Name OrbView-2
aka SeaStar, SeaWiFS
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies Orbital, NASA Launch Date 01 Aug 1997
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 11 Dec 2010
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 99 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 705 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 12:00 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications Ocean-colour data, ocean biology and ecology, phytoplankton concentrations and growth, pollution, algal bloom monitoring. OrbView-2 is a commercial mission where NASA retains all rights to data for research purposes, while Orbital retains all rights for commercial and operational purposes.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
OceanOcean colour/biology SeaWiFS
Mission Instruments
SeaWiFS - Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 91 )
ADAM Surface Reflectance Database v4.0
Annual PM2.5 Concentrations for Countries and Urban Areas, 1998-2016
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 3 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 5 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dome C, Antarctica - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dunhuang, China - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Frenchman Flat, USA - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Ivanpah Playa, USA - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - La Crau, France - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Libya 1 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)

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