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Satellite details
Acronym NOAA-16
Full name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 16
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of NOAA 5th generation.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Significant contribution to atmospheric chemistry and space weather.
Mass at launch 2232 kg Dry mass 1479 kg
Power 833 W
Data access link http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/pod-guide/ncdc/docs/klm/index.htm
Data access information
  • Real time availability of AMSU-A, AMSU-B, AVHRR/3, HIRS/3, DCP and SEM/2 (MEDEP + TED) by HRPT, WEFAX and DSB.
  • Deferred time access to GAC and LAC from archives.
  • Alert messages of S&RSAT to LUT in real time.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 849 km
ECT 09:01 desc

 

Space agency NOAA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • LAC and APT failed soon after launch.
  • AMSU-A, AVHRR/3, HIRS/3, SBUV and S&RSAT not nominal.
  • The ECT, initially 14:00 asc, is drifting at a rate of 3.00 min/month.
  • Major spacecraft anomaly on 6 June 2014, leading to decommissioning.
Launch 21 Sep 2000 EOL 09 Jun 2014
Last update: 2017-12-11
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-16

Acronym Full name
AMSU-A Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit - A
AMSU-B Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit - B
AVHRR/3 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer / 3
HIRS/3 High-resolution Infra Red Sounder / 3
S&RSAT Search & Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking System
SBUV/2 Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet / 2
DCS/2 Data Collection System / 2 (also called "Argos-2")
SEM/MEPED SEM / Medium energy proton detector
SEM/TED SEM / Total Energy Detector
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
CDA S-E 2247.5 MHz 4M55G7D 4000  kHz RHCP D 2660  kbps Global and Local data (GAC and LAC)
HRPT S-E 1702.5 MHz 5M34G7D 4000  kHz LHCP D 665  kbps Full information data
HRPT S-E 1698 MHz 5M34G7D 4000  kHz RHCP D 665  kbps Full information data
HRPT S-E 1707 MHz 5M34G7D 4000  kHz RHCP D 665  kbps Full information data
APT S-E 137.35 MHz 38K00F1D 38  kHz RHCP A 1.7  kHz Reduced resolution images
APT S-E 137.77 MHz 38K00F1D 38  kHz RHCP A 1.7  kHz Reduced resolution images
APT S-E 137.1 MHz 38K00F1D 38  kHz RHCP A 1.7  kHz Reduced resolution images
APT S-E 137.9125 MHz 38K00F1D 38  kHz RHCP A 1.7  kHz Reduced resolution images
DSB S-E 137.35 MHz 46K00G1D 46  kHz RHCP D 8.32  kbps TIP data
DSB S-E 137.77 MHz 46K00G1D 46  kHz RHCP D 8.32  kbps TIP data
DCP E-S 401.65 MHz 4K00G1D 4  kHz RHCP D 0.400  kbps DCP reports
DCP S-E 465.9875 MHz 5K00G1D 5  kHz RHCP D 0.400  kbps DCP commanding
S & RSAT E-S 406.05 MHz 4K00G1D 4  kHz RHCP D 0.400  kbps Distress messages
S & RSAT S-E 1544.5 MHz 750KG2D 750  kHz RHCP D 0.400  kbps Distress messages to LUT
Command E-S 2026 MHz 2M00G2D 2000  kHz RHCP D 2.0  kbps Commands
TT & C S-E 2247.5 MHz 6M04G7DDC 6000  kHz RHCP D 8,32  kbps Telemetry and command
SOUNDER passive 23800 MHz N/A 270000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 1
SOUNDER passive 31400 MHz N/A 180000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 2
SOUNDER passive 50300 MHz N/A 180000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 3
SOUNDER passive 52800 MHz N/A 400000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 4
SOUNDER passive 53481 - 53711 MHz N/A 170000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 5 (53.596 ± 0.115 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 54400 MHz N/A 400000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 6
SOUNDER passive 54940 MHz N/A 400000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 7
SOUNDER passive 55500 MHz N/A 330000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 8
SOUNDER passive 57290.344 MHz N/A 330000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 9 (Fo)
SOUNDER passive 57073.344 - 57507.344 MHz N/A 78000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 10 (F0 ± 0.217 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56920.144 - 57660.544 MHz N/A 36000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 11 (Fo ± 0.3222 ±0.048 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56946.344 - 57634.344 MHz N/A 16000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 12 (Fo ± 0.3222 ±0.022 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56958.344 - 57622.344 MHz N/A 8000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 13 (Fo ± 0.3222 ±0.010 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56963.644 - 57617.044 MHz N/A 3000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 14 (Fo ± 0.3222 ±0.0045 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 89000 MHz N/A 6000000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 15
SOUNDER passive 89000 MHz 1000  kHz V A   AMSU-B Channel 1
SOUNDER passive 150000 MHz 1000  kHz V A   AMSU-B Channel 2
SOUNDER passive 176310 - 190310 MHz 2000  kHz V A   AMSU-B Channel 3
SOUNDER passive 180310 - 186310 MHz 1000  kHz V A   AMSU-B Channel 4
SOUNDER passive 182310 - 184310 MHz 500  kHz V A   AMSU-B Channel 5