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Geosat




Geosat
United States Navy satellite designed to measure sea surface heights to within 5 cm. After a year-and-a-half-long classified mission, Geosat's scientific Exact Repeat Mission (ERM) began on Nov. 8, 1986. When the ERM ended in Jan. 1990 (due to failures of both onboard tape recorders), more than three years of precise altimetry data were available to the scientific community.


launch date Mar. 13, 1985
launch vehicle Atlas E
launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base
orbit 775 × 779 km × 108.1°
mass 635 kg


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