BackForward Satellite: GEOSat 

Satellite details
Acronym GEOSat
Full name Geodetic Satellite
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the GEOSat programme.
  • Main mission: ocean altimetry.
Mass at launch 635 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from Navy/NASA ADFC.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 785 km
Inclination 108 °


Space agency DoDNASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 12 Mar 1985 EOL 31 Jan 1990
Last update: 2015-07-27
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on GEOSat

Acronym Full name
GRA GEOSat Radar Altimeter
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