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Platform: QUIKSCAT > Quick Recovery Scatterometer
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Orbit
Orbit Altitude: 803 km
Orbit Inclination: 98.6 degrees
Equator Crossing: 6:00 p.m.
Period: 101 minutes
Perigee: 804 km (499 mi)
Apogee: 806 km (500 mi)
Orbit Type: LEO > Low Earth Orbit > Polar Sun-Synchronous
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Description
[Text Source: NASA Science Mission Directorate Homepage, http://nasascience.nasa.gov/missions/quikscat ]

QuikSCAT mission is intended to record sea-surface wind speed and direction data under all ... View entire text
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Platform Logistics:
Design Life: 3 years (exceeded)
Launch Date: 1999-06-19
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA
Primary Sponsors:
USA/NASA
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