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TOPEX/Poseidon
STATUS
No Longer Operating
AVAILABILITY
TOPEX/POSEIDON was launched on August 10, 1992 and remained operational until October 2005. The TOPEX/POSEIDON spacecraft included a dual-frequency radar altimeter (TOPEX), a single-frequency solid-state altimeter (POSEIDON), the TOPEX Microwave Radiometer (TMR), a DORIS tracking system receiver, a laser retroreflector array, and a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
PO-DAAC at JPL or AVISO in France
Satellite Instruments
Radar altimeter with onboard boresighted microwave radiometer for water vapor correction.
CONTACT
Lee-Leung Fu
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
9800 Oak Grove Dr. Pasedena, CA
818-354-8167
llf@jpl.nasa.gov
http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Fu
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeMicrowave-radar-altimeter
Platform Type
OrbitOther (provide altitude, inclination, cycle)
Spectral CoverageN/A
Active/PassiveActive
Scan PatternNadir
Variables
Altitude1336 km
Inclination66
Repeat Time10 days
Wavelength2.2 to 5.6cm
Number of Bands2
Start DateAug 1992
End DateOct 2005
Temporal Coverage
Swath Width2-10 km nadir
Resolution 16km
UPDATED ON
13 Oct 2009 11:50