BackForward Satellite: Coriolis 

Satellite details
Acronym Coriolis
Full name Coriolis
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the Coriolis programme.
  • Main mission: sea-surface wind observation.
  • Substantial contribution to soil moisture and other MW-derived observations.
  • Significant contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 827 kg Dry mass 745 kg
Power 725 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data available from NOAA.
  • Link below links to browse NRT products from WindSat instrumen
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 838 km
ECT 06:10 desc


Space agency DoDNASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)

Inactive since Dec 2020.

Launch 06 Jan 2003 EOL Dec 2020
Last update: 2022-03-21
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Coriolis

Acronym Full name
WindSat WindSat
SMEI Solar Mass Ejection Imager
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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
WindSat passive 6.8 GHz 125 MHz H&V Window channel
WindSat passive 10.7 GHz 300 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Window channel
WindSat passive 18.7 GHz 750 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Window channel
WindSat passive 23.8 GHz 500 MHz H&V Water vapour channel
WindSat passive 37 GHz 2000 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Window channel