Full Name International Space Station/Rapid Scatterometer
aka ISS/RapidScat
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 20 Sep 2014
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 19 Aug 2016
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 25544 (TLE)
International Designator 1998-067A
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 90 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 51 deg
Orbit Altitude 425 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications A speedy and cost-effective replacement for NASA's QuikScat Earth satellite, which monitored ocean winds to provide essential measurements used in weather predictions, including hurricane monitoring.
Mission Measurements
OceanOcean surface winds RapidScat
Mission Instruments
RapidScat - Rapid Scatterometer
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