LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sun Jun 20 1999
United States Air Force

QuikScat

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 19, 1999 at 10:15 PM EDT

(June 20, 1999 at 2:15 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 19, 1999 at 10:15 PM EDT

(June 20, 1999 at 2:15 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 19, 1999 at 10:15 PM EDT

(June 20, 1999 at 2:15 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • 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.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 4W