Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: OrbView-2 (former: SeaStar)
Single-satellite programme, for ocean colour monitoring.
Programme organised on commercial basis by Orbital Imaging Corporation (ORBIMAGE), changing name to GeoEye in 2006. Data purchased by NASA.
The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time is 5 years.
The satellite is on a sunsynchronous orbit at 12:00.
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Reduced-resolution global data are stored onboard and downlinked to stations managed by GeoEye from its Headquarters in Dulles, VA.
Real-time data are broadcast to appointed S-band stations in a format compatible with HRPT.
1997 - 2010
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
OrbView-2 (former: SeaStar)
(1997 - 2010)