Satellite Coriolis (Windsat) of US Air Force/ US Navy/NASA

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Coriolis (Windsat)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner US Air Force/ US Navy/NASA
Users Military
Purpose Earth and Space Science
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 820
Apogee (km) 841
Eccentricity 0.00145823206721755
Inclination (degrees) 98.8
Period (minutes) 101.5
Launch Mass (kg.) 817
Dry Mass (kg.) 395
Power (watts) 1174
Date of Launch 06-01-2003
Expected Lifetime 3 yrs.
Contractor Spectrum Astro, Inc.
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Titan 2
COSPAR Number 2003-001A
NORAD Number 27640
Comments Monitor ocean winds and image Solar Mass Ejections (SME).


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