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Platform: TOPEX/POSEIDON > Topography Experiment/Poseidon
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Orbit
Orbit Altitude: 1336 km
Orbit Inclination: 66 degrees
Period: 112.4 minutes
Repeat Cycle: 10 days
Perigee: 1,331 km (827 mi)
Apogee: 1,344 km (835 mi)
Orbit Type: LEO > Low Earth Orbit > Polar Non-Sun-Synchronous
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Description
TOPEX/Poseidon was an oceanography mission to monitor global ocean circulation, improve global climate predictions, and monitor events such as El NiƱo and ocean eddies. These data have greatly ... View entire text
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Platform Logistics:
Design Life: 5 years
Launch Date: 1992-08-10
Launch Site: KOUROU, FRENCH GUIANA
Primary Sponsors:
NASA
CNES
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