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Satellite details
Acronym SeaSat
Full name SeaSat
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the SeaSat programme.
  • Main mission: demonstration of passive and active MW instruments for ocean observation.
Mass at launch 2290 kg Dry mass
Power 700 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from NASA/GSFC.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 785 km
Inclination 108 °


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 27 Jun 1978 EOL 10 Oct 1978
Last update: 2015-07-29
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on SeaSat

Acronym Full name
ALT Radar Altimeter
LRR Laser Retro-Reflector
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
SASS SeaSat-A Scatterometer System
SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer)
VIRR Visible and Infra Red Radiometer
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