BackForward Satellite: DMSP-F19 

Satellite details
Acronym DMSP-F19
Full name Defense Meteorological Satellite Program - S19
Satellite Description
  • 19th flight unit of the DMSP Block 5D series, 5th 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
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Data access information
  • Offline data available from NOAA CLASS.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 850 km
ECT 06:36 desc


Space agency DoDNOAA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)

Operation interrupted by a telecommand outage on 11 February 2016. Satellite loss confirmed on 24 March.

Launch 03 Apr 2014 EOL 11 Feb 2016
Last update: 2018-07-10
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on DMSP-F19

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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