BackForward Satellite: DMSP-S20 

Satellite details
Acronym DMSP-S20
Full name Defense Meteorological Satellite Program - S29
Satellite Description
  • 20th flight unit of the DMSP Block 5D series, 6th (last) of the Block 5D-3 series.
  • Main missions: cloud imagery and MW imaging/temperature/humidity sounding.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 1220 kg Dry mass
Power 2200 W
Data access link no link provided
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 05:30 desc

 

Space agency DoDNOAA
Status Considered
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2020 EOL ≥2025
Last update: 2016-03-01
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 DMSP-S20

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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