Cloudsat: Know Everything About Cloudsat

Name Description
Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Cloudsat
Current Official Name of Satellite Cloudsat
Country/Org of UN Registry USA
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Colorado State University
Users Government/Civil
Purpose Earth Observation
Detailed Purpose Radar Imaging
Class of Orbit LEO
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 702
Apogee (km) 703
Eccentricity 7.07E-05
Inclination (degrees) 98.2
Period (minutes) 98.8
Launch Mass (kg.) 848
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 570
Date of Launch 28-04-2006
Expected Lifetime (yrs.) 2
Contractor NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Delta 2
COSPAR Number 2006-016A
NORAD Number 29107
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