CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SARAL -
Full Name Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies CNES, ISRO Launch Date 25 Feb 2013
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2023
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 39086 (TLE)
International Designator 2013-009A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 100.59 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.55 deg
Orbit Altitude 799 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 35 days
Objectives and Applications This will provide precise, repetitive global measurements of sea surface height, significant wave heights and wind speed.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields AltiKa
OceanOcean topography/currents AltiKa
Ocean surface winds AltiKa
Ocean wave height and spectrum AltiKa
Mission Instruments
A-DCS3 - Argos Advanced Data Collection System3
AltiKa - Ka-band Altimeter
DGXX - Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite-New Generation XX
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 18 )
ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Surface Eleva ...
ESA Lakes Climate Change Initiative (Lakes_cci): Lake products, Version 1.0
ESA Lakes Climate Change Initiative (Lakes_cci): Lake products, Version 1.1
ESA Sea Level Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Level_cci): Fundamental Climate Data Records of sea lev ...
ESA Sea Level Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Level_cci): Oceanic Indicators of Mean Sea Level Change ...
ESA Sea Level Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Level_cci): Time series of gridded Sea Level Anomalies ...
Ground-Based Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS) Cumulative St ...
Ground-Based Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS) Geocenter Tim ...
Ground-Based Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS) Station Posit ...
Ground-Based Doppler Orbitography by Radiopositioning Integrated on Satellite (DORIS) Data (daily fi ...

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 22 results: browser , table )
ESA Sea Level Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Level_cci): Oceanic Indicators of Mean Sea Level Change...
ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Surface Eleva...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: The global mean level of the oceans is one of the most important indicators of...
SARAL/AltiKa Geophysical Data Record (GDR) Version D. CLIMATE APPLICATIONS:
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Ananlyses of the Global mean sea level change, ocean circulation, sea level ri...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: ocean-atmosphere gas transfer studies
SARAL/AltiKa Geophysical Data Record (GDR) Version D. CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: ocean-atmosphere gas tra...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: The global mean level of the oceans is one of the most important indicators of...
SARAL/AltiKa Geophysical Data Record (GDR) Version D. CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Surface elevation change...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: The global mean level of the oceans is one of the most important indicators of...

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