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Detailed information about QUIKSCAT satellite

Designator id: 1999-034A

Description of QUIKSCAT Satellite:

QuikScat (Quick Scatterometer) was an American oceanographic satellite. It measured ocean winds and directions by monitoring wind-induced ripples by means of a microwave scatterometer. The scanning width was 1,800 km. The instrument was a follow-up to the scatterometer on-board the Japanese ADEOS spacecraft (96-046A) that operated until 30 June 1997.

Access to daily data and animation from the ocean-wind tracker, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA, is available on the internet at:

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Technical data:

Launch Date: 1999-06-20
Launch Vehicle: Titan II
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agencies:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


Earth Science

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25789U 99034A   12338.56431300  .00001014  00000-0  43519-3 0  4654
2 25789 098.6163 165.2509 0000347 120.0717 240.1335 14.26956553700906

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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