Full Name SAC-D/Aquarius Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CONAE, NASA Launch Date 10 Jun 2011
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 08 Jun 2015
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 37673 (TLE)
International Designator 2011-024A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 657 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 7 days
Objectives and Applications Earth observation studies; measurement of ocean surface salinity; atmospheric and environmental parameters.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields MWR, ROSA
Liquid water and precipitation rate MWR
Atmospheric Temperature Fields ROSA
Lightning Detection HSC (SAC-D/Aquarius)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements Lagrange
LandSurface temperature (land) NIRST
Multi-purpose imagery (land) NIRST
OceanOcean surface winds Aquarius L-Band Scatterometer, MWR
Surface temperature (ocean) NIRST
Ocean Salinity Aquarius L-Band radiometer
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness HSC (SAC-D/Aquarius), MWR
Mission Instruments
Aquarius L-Band radiometer - Aquarius L-Band Radiometer
Aquarius L-Band Scatterometer - Aquarius L-Band Scatterometer
CARMEN-1 (ICARE) - Influence of Space Radiation on Advanced Components
CARMEN-1 (SODAD) - Orbital System for an Active Detection of Debris
DCS (SAC-D) - Data Collection System
HSC (SAC-D/Aquarius) - High Sensitivity Camera
Lagrange - LABEN GNSS Receiver for Advanced Navigation, Geodesy and Experiments
MWR - MicroWave Radiometer
NIRST - New Infrared Sensor Technology
ROSA - Radio Occultation Sounder for the Atmosphere
TDP - Technological Development Package
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