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Satellite details
Acronym Coriolis
Full name Coriolis
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.
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Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 838 km
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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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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
WindSat passive 6800 MHz 125000  kHz H&V A   Window channel
WindSat passive 10700 MHz 300000  kHz V+H+P+M+L+R A   Window channel
WindSat passive 18700 MHz 750000  kHz V+H+P+M+L+R A   Window channel
WindSat passive 23800 MHz 500000  kHz H&V A   Water vapour channel
WindSat passive 37000 MHz 2000000  kHz V+H+P+M+L+R A   Window channel