Chennai, March 3 (UNI) SARAL (satellites including ARgos and ALtika), an Indo-French
The Co-operative Mission, has completed ten years of its service and its journey is
Continuing, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said today.
ISRO has provided a small satellite bus platform where the CNES payload is carried
ARGOS-3 and AltiKa consist of instruments (altimeter, radiometer, DORIS,
SARAL was launched on February 25, 2013 from SDSC-SHAR Range, Sriharikota.
The intended mission life was 5 years. But completed a decade of service
And still continuing, ISRO said.
Conceived at the turn of the millennium, AltiKa is a technological breakthrough
which offered a Ka-band altimeter for the first time to measure topography
surface of the ocean.
Altica enabled imaging of coasts, rivers and lakes with better resolution
Its predecessors. Low penetration depth of Ka-band waves in snow or
Ice has a more accurate advantage than its lower frequency counterpart
In addition to contributing to mesoscale ocean circulation observations
(between 50 and 500 km) is essential for understanding ocean dynamics
and its climatological implications, AltiKa data is also widely used by glaciologists
Thanks to the efforts of ISRO, CNES, and EUMETSAT operational team, SARAL
Working tirelessly as an ocean surveyor
International Scientific Community and Copernicus Marine Service, ISRO
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