Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: Challenging Mini-Satellite Payload
Single satellite programme, for Solid Earth and geomagnetic research
German programme led by GFZ (GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam) supported by DLR, with large international participation.
The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time of the satellite is 5 years.
High-inclination drifting orbit.
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Global data stored onboard and downlinked to a number of German stations, the main in Neustrelitz, and also at Svalbard.
Data collected and processed at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam.
2000 - 2010
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Challenging Mini-Satellite Payload
(2000 - 2010)