Satellite Cryosat-2 of European Space Agency (ESA)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Cryosat-2
Country of Operator/Owner ESA
Operator/Owner European Space Agency (ESA)
Users Government
Purpose Earth Observation
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 713
Apogee (km) 724
Eccentricity 0.00077590463426677
Inclination (degrees) 92
Period (minutes) 99.2
Launch Mass (kg.) 720
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 08-04-2010
Expected Lifetime 3 yrs.
Contractor EADS Astrium
Country of Contractor France/UK/Germany/Spain
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Dnepr
COSPAR Number 2010-013A
NORAD Number 36508
Comments Remote sensing, part of ESA´s ice mission. Will measure polar ice for three years. Spacecraft has no solar panels.


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