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  • Ocean and Coast
  • Ocean Currents and Topography

    Ocean Waves

    Coastal Geomorphology

  • Snow and Ice
  • Sea Ice

    Snow and Ice

  • Land
  • Landscape Topography

    Instrument type
    Date of Launch:
    28 June 1978
    Mission Status:
    Out of service since 10 October 1978
    Orbit Height:
    800 km
    Orbit type:
    Non-sun-synchronous, near-circular polar
    Swath Width:
    100 km
    SeaSat ESA archive
    (18027) recent views
    Last update: 28 April 2017

    The Seasat ESA archive collection mainly covers Europe during the full life of the mission.

    SeaSat coverage

    The products are available as:

    • Level-1 SAR Ellipsoid Geocoded Precision Image
    • SAR Precision Image
    • SAR Single Look Complex Image
    Data Set Specifications
    Spatial coverage: 70 N, 10 S, 125 W, 20 E
    Temporal coverage: 1978-07-13 - 1978-10-10
    Current Processor Version: 1.3.6
    Processing level
    Level 1
    How to access this data

    Data are available online upon fast registration

    Terms & Conditions applicable
    Utilisation of this data is subject to the Terms and Conditions for ESA's Third Party Missions scheme


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    ESA has been involved in many Earth Observation campaigns over the past 25 years, from ground-based surveys, to ships at sea, aircraft and balloons in the atmosphere and the orbiting satellites in space.

    To learn more about these campaigns and available datasets from them, please see the Campaigns page.