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Satellite details
Acronym CFOSAT
Full name Chinese-French Oceanography Satellite
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the CFOSAT programme.
  • Main mission: sea-surface wind, altimetry and waves.
Mass at launch 650 kg Dry mass
Power
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from the CNES and CNSA mission centres.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 500 km
ECT 07:00 desc

 

Space agency CNSACNES
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Launch scheduled for August 2018.
Launch Aug 2018 EOL ≥2022
Last update: 2018-01-18
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CFOSAT

Acronym Full name
SCAT Scatterometer
SWIM Surface Waves Investigation and Monitoring instrument.
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Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
SCATTEROMETER active 13256 MHz N/R  kHz H&V D   SCAT
Altimeter active 13575 MHz N/R  kHz TBD D   SWIM