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Also called Oceansat 2


Designation 35931 / 09051A
Launch date 23 Sep 2009
Country of origin India
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 728 km sun-synchronous
Inclination 98.3°
Period 99.3 min (2-day revisit)
Launch vehicle PSLV #16

Oceansat-2, with a payload mix of microwave, thermal and optical sensors, would provide greater insight into global understanding of ocean dynamics/resources.

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Technical data


Prime contractor ISRO
Mass at launch 970 kg
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OCM: Ocean Colour Monitor has 8 bands and produces images with a swath (strip of land or ocean) of 1420 km width with a resolution of 360 m and works in the Visible and Near Infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

The Ku-band Scatterometer, with a 1 m diameter antenna rotating at 20 rpm, works at a frequency of 13.515 GHz. The Scatterometer covers a swath of 1400 km and operates continuously. It measures sea surface-level winds.

ROSA is a GPS Receiver for atmospheric sounding by radio occultation built by the Italian Space Agency (ASI).

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