BackForward Satellite: GFO 

Satellite details
Acronym GFO
Full name GEOSat Follow-on
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd (last) flight unit of the GEOSat programme.
  • Main mission: ocean altimetry.
  • Significant contribution to Solid Earth and Space weather.
Mass at launch 369 kg Dry mass 346 kg
Power 319 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from Navy/NASA ADFC.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 784 km
Inclination 108 °


Space agency DoDNASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 10 Feb 1998 EOL 22 Oct 2008
Last update: 2015-07-27
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 GFO

Acronym Full name
GFO-RA GEOSat Follow-On Radar Altimeter
LRA Laser Retroreflector Array
TRSR Turbo Rogue Space Receiver
WVR Water Vapor Radiometer
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