BackForward Satellite: ISS RapidScat 

Satellite details
Acronym ISS RapidScat
Full name Rapid Scatterometer on the ISS
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Mission consisting of hosting RapidScat on the International Space Station
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link
Data access information
  • Ocean wind vectors available from JPL in offline mode. No NRT data available.,
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 407 km
Inclination 51.6 °


Space agency NASACSADLRESAJAXARoscosmos
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Installed on the ISS on 6 October 2014.
Launch 21 Sep 2014 EOL 19 Aug 2016
Last update: 2024-05-28
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ISS RapidScat

Acronym Full name
RapidScat Rapid Scatterometer
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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
RapidScat active 13 GHz - 13.4 GHz 0 MHz - Ku-band scatterometer