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ERS-2

ERS-2 is the successor of ESA’s ERS-1 and it mainly features the same characteristics as its predecessor. Like ERS-1, ERS-2 had a Sun-synchrono us polar orbit a repeat cycle of 35 days during the mapping phase. ERS-2 mission ended in September 2011.


Satellite Parameter

AgencyESA
Launch date1995-04-21
EOL date2011-09-05
Data SourceESA
Data VersionSGDR/REAPER
Mass2516
InstrumentsAMI, ATSR, GOME, LRR, MWR, PRARE, RA
Dimensions12 m x 12 m x 2.5 m
ERS-2ESA

Orbit elements

ERS-2
Repeat cycle35 days
Semi major axis7159495.65 m
Inclination98.5421 °
Start of phase1995-04-29
End of phase2007-09-24
Revolutions501
Mean Height785 km
List of cyclesLink