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SeaSat 1 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number10967
COSPAR ID1978-064-A
Name in Spacetrack catalogSEASAT 1

Satellite Details

Orbit 748 x 749 km, 108.0°
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 3.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)1.9 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 27 June 1978 01:12
Launch siteVandenberg AFB,
United States
Launch vehicle Atlas F/Agena D

Description

Ocean observation satellite for monitoring ocean currents, wave heights and sea surface temperature.
View from orbit pole
 

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