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SCATSAT

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2016-059H

Description

SCATSAT-1 is a continuity mission for Oceansat-2 Scatterometer to provide continuity of data required for weatherforecasting services, generate wind vector products for weather forecasting, cyclone detection and tracking services to the users.

The spacecraft carries the Ku-band OSCAT-2 Scatterometer similar to the OSCAT payload flown onboard Oceansat-2, but features several improvements in hardware and for the onboard signal processor and control software. OCSAT-2 is a pencil beam wind scatterometer operating at Ku-band of 13.515 GHz. The spacecraft is built around standard IMS-2 Bus and the mass of the spacecraft is 377 kg. The mission life of the satellite is 5 Years.

Alternate Names

  • 41790

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-09-26
Launch Vehicle: PSLV
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
Mass: 110 kg

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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