BackForward Satellite: OceanSat-3 

Satellite details
Acronym OceanSat-3
Full name OceanSat-3
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the OceanSat programme.
  • Main mission: ocean observation.
Mass at launch 960 kg Dry mass
Power 1360 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • NRT product access under consideration by ISRO and EUMETSAT
  • Off-line data are distributed by the National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC) in Hyderabad.  Web site:
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 723 km
ECT 12:00 desc


Space agency ISRO
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Launch schediuled for October 2021.
Launch Oct 2021 EOL ≥2028
Last update: 2021-06-10
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-3

Acronym Full name
OSCAT OceanSat Scatterometer
OCM Ocean Color Monitor
SSTM Sea Surface Temperature Monitor
A-DCS Advanced Data Collection System (also called "Argos-3")
Show instrument status and calibration
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
OSCAT active 13515 - 13515 MHz N/R  kHz - A   Ku-band scatterometer