BackForward Satellite Programme: SeaSat 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme, to demonstrate active and passive MW technologies for ocean observation.
  • USA programme: NASA responsible of development and operations.
  • Platform actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • Design lifetime: 1 year.
  • High-inclination drifting orbit.
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Data circulation
  • Onboard stored data downlinked to the NASA Spaceflight Tracking Data Network (STDN) and transmitted to GSFC for processing and distribution.
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime 1978 - 1978
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned