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Satellite details
Acronym OrbView-2/SeaStar
Full name OrbView-2 (former: SeaStar)
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the OrbView-2/SeaStar programme.
  • Main mission: ocean colour monitoring.
Mass at launch 390 kg Dry mass
Power 165 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Appointed users have real-time access to local data by HRPT stations.
  • Data for commercial and operational use are distributed by GeoEye.
  • Processing and distribution of data for research applications are handled by the SeaWiFS Project at NASA/GSFC.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 705 km
ECT 12:00 desc


Space agency GeoEye
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 01 Aug 1997 EOL 11 Dec 2010
Last update: 2015-07-28
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 OrbView-2/SeaStar

Acronym Full name
SeaWiFS Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor
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