BackForward Satellite: OceanSat-2 

Satellite details
Acronym OceanSat-2
Full name Satellite for the Ocean - 2
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the OceanSat programme.
  • Main mission: ocean observation.
  • Substantial contribution to temperature and humidity sounding and to Space weather.
Mass at launch 970 kg Dry mass
Power 1360 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Off-line data are distributed by the National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC) in Hyderabad. Web site:
  • ROSA data are delivered to the Italian ASI for processing.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 730 km
ECT 11:53 desc


Space agency ISRO
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • OSCAT not functional since February 2014
  • Unclear when OCM and ROSA ceased operations
Launch 23 Sep 2009 EOL Jul 2023
Last update: 2023-12-21
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 OceanSat-2

Acronym Full name
OSCAT OceanSat Scatterometer
OCM Ocean Color Monitor
ROSA Radio Occultation Sounder of the Atmosphere
Show instrument status and calibration
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
OSCAT active 14 GHz - 13.515 GHz 0 MHz - Ku-band scatterometer