BackForward Satellite: DMSP-F16 

Satellite details
Acronym DMSP-F16
Full name Defense Meteorological Satellite Program - F16
Satellite Description
  • 16th flight unit of the DMSP Block 5D series, 2nd of the Block 5D-3 series.
  • Main missions: cloud imagery and MW imaging/temperature/humidity sounding.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 1200 kg Dry mass
Power 2200 W
Data access link https://www.bou.class.noaa.gov/saa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_family=DMSP&submit.x=27&submit.y=9
Data access information
  • Military satellite.
  • MW (SSMIS) Imagery available from NOAA on the basis of bilateral agreements.
  • Offline data available from NOAA CLASS.
  • Other data only available to DoD users
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 850 km
ECT 15:50 asc

 

Space agency DoDNOAA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 18 Oct 2003 EOL ≥2018
Last update: 2018-07-10
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on DMSP-F16

Acronym Full name
OLS Operational Linescan Systerm
SSMIS Special Sensor Microwave - Imager/Sounder
SESS/SSUSI SESS / Special Sensor Ultraviolet Spectrographic Imager
SESS/SSULI SESS / Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager
SESS/SSI/ES-3 SESS / Special Sensor Ionospheric Plasma Drift/Scintillation Monitor - 3
SESS/SSM-Boom SESS / Special Sensor Magnetometer - Boom
SESS/SSJ5 SESS / Special Sensor Precipitating Electron and Ion Spectrometer
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