Full Name Ocean dynamics satellite A Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies NSOAS, CAST Launch Date 16 Aug 2011
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2023
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 37781 (TLE)
International Designator 2011-043A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 104 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 99.3 deg
Orbit Altitude 963 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 6:00 Repeat Cycle 14 days
Objectives and Applications Detecting ocean surface temperature, wind field, wave and topography. DORIS instrument became inoperational as of 14-Sep-2020.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields MWRI
OceanOcean topography/currents ALT
Ocean surface winds MWRI, SCAT
Surface temperature (ocean) MWRI
Ocean wave height and spectrum ALT
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness MWRI
Mission Instruments
ALT - Radar Altimeter
DGXX - Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite-New Generation XX
MWRI - Microwave Radiometer Imager
SCAT - Scatterometer
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