SeaSat was one of the first missions designed for oceanographic purposes. This NASA’s satellite was launched in June 1978 and observed the Earth for 105 days. The mission had a non-sun-synchronous, near-circular, polar orbit configuration, with an inclination of 108° and a repeat cycle of 17 days, with 3-day sub-cycles.

Seasat (Credit: NASA/JPL)

Launch date1978-06-27
EOL date1978-10-10

Orbit elements

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