CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Federated Satellite Systems -
Full Name FSSCat
aka FSSCat
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies ESA, ESA Launch Date 03 Sep 2020
Mission Links mission site | EOL Date 31 Dec 2021
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #s 46292 (TLE), 46293 (TLE)
International Designators 2020-061W, 2020-061X
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 95 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 540 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Microwave radiometer and GNSS-reflectometer (FMPL-2), a visible, near-infrared and thermal-infrared hyperspectral instrument (Hyperscout®-2), and the Phisat-1 artificial intelligence instrument. The FSSCat mission is based on two CubeSats, each about the size of a shoebox, that use state-of-the-art dual-microwave and multispectral sensors to measure, for example, soil moisture, sea-ice extent and sea-ice thickness. Other applications are: high resolution by data fusion between hyperspectral and thermal, evapotranspiration and agriculture applications, Urban Heat Island, assisting search and rescue for pyroclastic flow/surge deposits, oil spills, fire monitoring, underground fires and water quality.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandSoil moisture HyperScout-2, Phisat-1
Surface temperature (land) HyperScout-2, Phisat-1
Multi-purpose imagery (land) HyperScout-2, Phisat-1
Mission Instruments
FMPL-2 - Flexible Microwave Payload-2
HyperScout-2 - Hyperspectral VNIR and multispectral TIR imager
Phisat-1 - Phisat-1
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