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QuikScat

Titan II SLV

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

QuikScat

Type: Earth Science

The SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat (Quick Scatterometer) mission is a “quick recovery” mission to fill the gap created by the loss of data from the NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT), when the ADEOS 1 host satellite lost power in June 1997. The SeaWinds instrument is a specialized microwave radar that measures near-surface wind speed and direction under all weather and cloud conditions over the Earth’s oceans.

Location

Space Launch Complex 4W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

698 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 4W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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