Description of Mission

TOPEX/Poseidon Vital Statistics

Design lifetime 3 years for prime plus 2 for extended mission
Mass 2169.4 kg (4782.7 lb.) with dry tank, 2388.4 kg (5265.5 lb.) with full tank
Length 5.5 m (18 ft)
Span 11.5 m (37.7 ft)
Height 6.6 m (21.7 ft)
Width 2.8 m (9.2 ft)
Solar panel 8.89 m X 3.30 m (29.2 ft X 10.8 ft)
Power 3385 Watts (at start), 2100 Watts (at 5 years)
Comm. rate 0.125 to 1024 Kbytes

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The University of Texas at Austin

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Last Modified: Wed Feb 11, 1999
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