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Platform: ERS-1 > European Remote Sensing Satellite-1
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Orbit
Orbit Altitude: 782 to 785 km
Orbit Inclination: 98.52 deg
Period: 100 min
Repeat Cycle: 3-day, 35-day and 176-day
Orbit Type: LEO > Low Earth Orbit > Polar Sun-Synchronous
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Description
The first European Remote Sensing Satellite ERS-1, launched on 17 July
1991 at 01.46 UTC, operates in a sun-synchronous, near-polar orbit at
an altitude of 785 km and an inclination of 98.5 degrees, ... View entire text
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Platform Logistics:
Design Life: 2-3 YRS
Launch Date: 1991-07-17
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Primary Sponsors:
ESA
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