BackForward Satellite: NOAA-17 

Satellite details
Acronym NOAA-17
Full name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 17
Satellite Description
  • 3rd 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 810 km
ECT 07:03 desc

 

Space agency NOAA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • LAC failed soon after launch.
  • AMSU-A turned off on October 2003.
  • The 3 channels at 183 GHz of AMSU-B failed on December 2009.
  • AVHRR/3 turned off on October 2010.
  • The initial ECT was 10:00 desc, and was drifting at a rate of -4.62 min/month in the last period of the lifetime.
Launch 24 Jun 2002 EOL 10 Apr 2013
Last update: 2019-10-25
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-17

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
Show instrument status and calibration
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 2000  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 137.5 MHz 38K00F1D 38  kHz RHCP A 1.7  kHz Reduced resolution images
APT S-E 137.62 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
AMSU-A passive 23800 MHz 270000  kHz V A   Water vapour channel
AMSU-A passive 31400 MHz 180000  kHz V A   Window channel2
AMSU-A passive 50120 - 57620 MHz N/R  kHz H or V A   Oxygen band, 12 channels
AMSU-A passive 89000 MHz 6000000  kHz V A   Window channel
AMSU-B passive 89000 MHz 1000000  kHz V A   Window channel
AMSU-B passive 150000 MHz 1000000  kHz V A   Weak water vapour channel
AMSU-B passive 175310 - 191310 MHz N/R  kHz V A   Water vapour band, 3 channels