November 19, 2023

Satellite

The CALIPSO satellite is composed of:


Main satellite features

Mass 635 kg
Power 560 W
S band telemetry 727 kbps for telemetry
4kbps for telecommands
X band telemetry 80 Mbps
Mission lifetime 3 years

The satellite was orbited by a SELV B Class (Delta 2) launcher supplied by NASA, and launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in dual-launch configuration with CloudSat.