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Satellite with ARgos and ALtika


Designation 39086 / 13009A
Launch date 25 Feb 2013
Country of origin India
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 785 km, sun synchronous
Inclination 98.6°
Period 100 min
Launch vehicle PSLV #23

Originally planned for launch in late-2009

Carries the Altika altimeter (35 GHz) made by Thales Alenia Space and Doris (Thales Airborne Systems), CNES instruments. Complementary of Jason 2
The satellite carries a payload for reception of ARGOS floats deployed all over the world oceans.

Same orbit as Envisat 1.

External resources


sat-index articles

n2yo.com tracking

Technical data


Prime contractor ISRO
Platform Indian Mini-Satellite (IMS) series 2
Mass at launch 409 kg
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