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Calibration Operation

Operation and specification for the CGS, instrument, and model

The QuikSCAT satellite operates in a manner that allows it to maintain a consistent orbit and obtain maximal ground coverage. Technical specifications can be found here.

The Calibration Ground Station was designed with precision as its highest priority. Due to the lessons learned, no shortcuts were taken in the new Seawinds CGS design.