Full Name Demonstration of Technology-1 Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies UKSA Launch Date 05 Jul 2019
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2023
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International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 95.2 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 97.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 520 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 15:00:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Primary objective is to demonstrate SSTL’s new Core Data Handling System (Core-DHS). Accommodation was made available for some additional experimental payloads including a demo version of the SGR-ReSI-Z that will be flown on HydroGNSS.
Mission Measurements
LandSoil moisture SGR-ReSI-CDHS
Vegetation SGR-ReSI-CDHS
OceanOcean surface winds SGR-ReSI-CDHS
Ocean wave height and spectrum SGR-ReSI-CDHS
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness SGR-ReSI-CDHS
Mission Instruments
SGR-ReSI-CDHS - Space GNSS Receiver - Remote Sensing Instrument, CoreDHS avionics
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