Envisat 1 [Astrium]
Envisat (Environment Satellite) is an advanced polar-orbiting Earth observation satellite which providew measurements of the atmosphere, ocean, land and ice over a five year period and was launched in March 2002 on an Ariane-5G rocket by the European Space Agency (ESA).
The Polar Platform (PPF) has two elements:
The instruments aboard the PLM include:
The Envisat data supportw Earth science research and allow monitoring of the evolution of environmental and climatic changes. It also facilitates the development of operational and commercial applications.
Communication with Envisat 1 was lost on 8th April 2012 and the satellite was declared lost in May 2012 after operating for 10 years.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Equipment:||MIPAS, GOMOS, SCIAMACHY, MERIS, AATSR, ASAR, RA-2, MWR, DORIS, LRR|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Lifetime:||5 years (design); 10 years (reached)|
|Orbit:||784 km × 790 km, 98.56°|
|Envisat 1||2002-009A||01.03.2002||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5G|