Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa
Single-satellite experimental programme, for ocean observation.
Joint French-Indian programme: CNES responsible of development and operation of the instruments, ISRO of platform, launcher and system operations.
The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time is 5 years.
The satellite exploits the same sunsynchronous orbit of Envisat, to provide continuity to the RA-2 mission.
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Data stored onboard and transmitted to receiving stations belonging to CNES and ISRO or operating for them (e.g., Kiruna).
Scientific data mostly processed by CNES.
2013 - 2020
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa
(2013 - 2020)