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Instrument: WindSat : WindSat
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Associated Platforms
Coriolis

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Description
WindSat is a joint NOAA Integrated Program Office/Department of Defense/NASA demonstration project, intended to measure ocean surface wind speed and wind direction from space using a polarimetric radiometer. It was launched aboard the Coriolis satellite by a Titan II rocket on 6 January 2003 into a 830-km 98.7-degree orbit, and is designed for a three-year lifetime.