Images from Russia's OKEAN 1-7 Oceanographic Satellite
OKEAN-4 was an oceanographic weather satellite orbiting approximately
640 kilometres above the surface of the Earth, and which imaged the planet
by means of visible light, microwave and RADAR sensors. Its unique imagery
generally consisted of a visible image upon which were superimposed both
a narrow swath RADAR and a thermal microwave image. Sometimes the visible
image was absent, and the entire frame given over to much wider microwave
+ RADAR images.
Note: This satellite is no longer active
For details of Okean's instrumentation, which is identical with that of the Ukraine's SICH satellite, click here.
A selection of images from this satellite appears below.
NOTE : Full-size images can be revealed by clicking on each individual thumbnail.
A recorded image taken while traversing the Bering Strait.
Alaska's Seward Peninsula shows clearly in the microwave and RADAR frames.
|Okean-01 7 - October 1, 1999
|Okean-01 7 - September 30, 1999
|Today, a 'live' transmission
over Norway and Finland
|A recorded transmission
taken over the East Siberian Sea
A recorded image taken while traversing the Arctic coastline of Eastern Siberia.