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OceanSat-2 is an Indian satellite designed to provide service continuity for operational users of the Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM) instrument on OceanSat-1. The main objectives of OceanSat-2 are to study surface winds and ocean surface strata, observation of chlorophyll concentrations, monitoring of phytoplankton blooms, study of atmospheric aerosols and suspended sediments in the water.

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ESA will continue to provide ocean colour data from Indian mission

08 May 2018

To further promote scientific research and applications, ESA and a leading geo-information company have agreed to continue data acquisition from the OceanSat-2 satellite.

OceanSat-2 onboard maintenance

14 November 2017

Due to an onboard satellite maintenance, the OceanSat-2 Third Party Mission (TPM) data collection is currently not being updated with new data.

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Operator ISRO
Data distributor: GAF
Launch date 23 September 2009
Mission life 5 years
Orbit Height 720km
Orbit Type Polar Sun-synchronous
Swath 1420km
Orbit period 99.31 minutes
Revisit time 2 days
Sensor Bands 8 spectral bands in the VNIR region
Resolution
  • 360m along track
  • 236m across track
Onboard sensors provided under TPM OCM-2 (Ocean Colour Monitor-2)