BackForward Satellite: QuikSCAT 

Satellite details
Acronym QuikSCAT
Full name Quick Scatterometer Mission
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the QuikSCAT programme.
  • Main mission: sea-surface wind observation.
Mass at launch 970 kg Dry mass
Power 874 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distributed in near-real-time by NOAA/NESDIS.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 803 km
ECT 06:00 asc


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • SeaWinds antenna rotator stopped on 23 Nov 2009.
  • Still used for cross-calibration purposes.
Launch 19 Jun 1999 EOL 23 Nov 2009
Last update: 2019-10-22
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on QuikSCAT

Acronym Full name
SeaWinds SeaWinds
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