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QuikScat (Quick Scatterometer) satellite




QuikScat
A satellite built under a NASA rapid delivery contract that carries the Seawinds scatterometer for remote sensing of ocean winds. QuikScat was among the first missions in NASA's EOS (Earth Observing System).


launch date Jun. 20, 1999
launch vehicle Titan II
launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base
orbit 804 × 806 km × 98.6°


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