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WINDSAT is a joint NOAA Integrated Program Office/Department of Defense/NASA demonstration project, intended to measure ocean surface wind speed and wind direction from space using a polarimetric radiometer. It was launched aboard the Coriolis satellite by a Titan II rocket on 6 January 2003 into an 830-km 98.7-degree orbit, and is designed for a three-year lifetime.

Capability and improvements[edit]

Secondary Measurements[edit]