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SARAL

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2013-009A

Description

The SARAL mission is complementary to the Jason-2 mission of NASA/NOAA and CNES/EUMETSAT. It will fill the gap between Envisat and the Sentinel 3 mission of the European GMES program. The combination of two altimetry missions in orbit has a considerable impact on the reconstruction of sea surface height (SSH), reducing the mean mapping error by a factor of 4.[8]

Alternate Names

  • 39086

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-02-25
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-CA
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

Funding Agency

  • Indian Space Research Organization (India)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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