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Geosat - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 15595
COSPAR ID 1985-021-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog GEOSAT

Satellite Details

Orbit 763 x 766 km, 108.0°
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin United States
Mass 635 kg
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 4.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)3.5 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 13 March 1985 02:00
Launch siteVandenberg AFB,
United States
Launch vehicle Atlas E/OIS

Description

Manufactured by John Hopkins University and APL for the US Navy, this satellite carried a radar altimeter to accurately measure sea surface height.
View from orbit pole
 

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