The Megha-Tropiques system is composed of:
- a mini-satellite developed jointly by France and India, which includes:
SAPHIR and SCARAB are cross track scanning radiometer: the scan track is perpendicular to the satellite track and the spots enlarge with the scan angle.
MADRAS is a conical scanning microwave imager: the incidence has to be constant to take advantage of the polarization information. The spot size remains the same but the scan track follows a semicircle.
Orbital configuration of Megha-Tropiques satellite
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This orbit and the characteristics of each instrument provide the following time sampling.