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
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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FSSCat HyperScout-2 Level 1C

The FSSCat mission comprised two federated 6U CubeSats that supported Copernicus Land and Marine Environment services. Its capabilities encompassed measuring soil moisture, ice extent, ice thickness, and detecting melting ponds on ice. Read more

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