BackForward Satellite: NOAA-9 

Satellite details
Acronym NOAA-9
Full name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 9
Satellite Description
  • 5th flight unit of the NOAA 4th generation programme, 2nd of the ATN series.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to Earth radiation study.
  • Significant contribution to Atmospheric chemistry and Space weather.
Mass at launch 1420 kg Dry mass 740 kg
Power
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Selected global data available from NOAA.
  • Real-time data available by HRPT (full information) or by APT (reduced image resolution) or by the beacon (low-bit-rate data).
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 850 km
ECT 14:30 asc

 

Space agency NOAA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 12 Dec 1984 EOL 13 Feb 1998
Last update: 2015-07-28
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on NOAA-9

Acronym Full name
Argos Argos Data Collection System
AVHRR/2 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer / 2
ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
HIRS/2 High-resolution Infra Red Sounder / 2
MSU Microwave Sounding Unit
S&RSAT Search & Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking System
SBUV/2 Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet / 2
SSU Stratospheric Sounding Unit
SEM/MEPED SEM / Medium energy proton detector
SEM/TED SEM / Total Energy Detector
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