BackForward Satellite: OceanSat-3 (EOS-06) 

Satellite details
Acronym OceanSat-3 (EOS-06)
Full name OceanSat-3 (EOS-06)
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the OceanSat programme renamed ESO-06
  • Main mission: ocean observation.
  • Also data relay through ARGOS-4
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 Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • SSTM has failed due to scan mechanism
Launch 26 Nov 2022 EOL ≥2027
Last update: 2024-04-29
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 (EOS-06)

Acronym Full name
OCM Ocean Color Monitor
OSCAT-3 Scatterometer for Oceansat-3
Argos-4 Advanced Data Collection System (called "Argos-4")
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