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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 20 februari 2001 -

Status Operational

Orbit type Sun-synchronous polar orbit

Altitude 600

Orbit inclination 97.77

Equatorial crossing time 18:00:00

Orbit period 97.6

Satellite family: Odin

Odin is an international aeronomy and astronomy minisatellite mission led by Sweden, with Canada, France, and Finland as partners. The project is carried out and funded jointly by the space agencies of Sweden (SNSB – Swedish National Space Board), Canada [CSA – Canadian Space Agency – and NSERC – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council), Finland (TEKES – National Technology Agency of Finland), and France (CNES). The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) is responsible for spacecraft system design and development. SSC provides also spacecraft operations (the operations center of SSC is located at Esrange; the latitude of 68º provides excellent visibility for polar orbiting satellites).

The Odin satellite is named after the god Odin – ruler of the Old Norse deities.

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name OSIRIS (Optical Spectrograph and Infrared Imaging System)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Atmospheric instrument
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)
Sensor name SMR (Submillimeter wave Radiometer)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Atmospheric instrument
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)