To determine the thickness of Earth's continental ice sheets and marine sea ice cover

Launched in:2010
Repeat cycle:369 days
Orbit height:717 km
Orbit type:Non Sun Synchronous
Organisation: ESA
Launched 8 Apr 2010

CryoSat-2 websites


ESA - Cryosat Wiki
ESA - CryoSat-2 site
AVISO - Cryosat mission
ESA Earth Online - Cryosat mission

Data ordering

ESA - CryoSat data access
ESA - Cryosat Dissemination Server (FTP)
VisoTerra - VtCryoSat instruction
VisoTerra - VtCryoSat tool
ESA Earth Online - Data access
CNES Aviso - Products guide
ESA/CNES - BRAT: Broadview Radar Altimetry Toolbox

On Board Sensors

DORIS (Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite)
Laser Reflector ()
SIRAL (SAR/Interferometric Radar Altimeter)