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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - A-DCS3 -
Full Name A-DCS3
aka ARGOS-3
Status Operational
Instrument Agencies CNES, NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Data collection Geometry TBD
Instrument Technology Data collection system Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Location data by Doppler measurements.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary UHF: 401 MHz, 467 MHz
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Instrument Missions
NOAA-9 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 9 (1984 - 1997)
NOAA-10 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 10 (1986 - 1997)
NOAA-11 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 11 (1988 - 2004)
NOAA-12 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 12 (1991 - 2005)
NOAA-13 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 13 (1993 - 1993)
NOAA-14 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 14 (1994 - 2005)
NOAA-15 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 15 (1998 - 2017)
NOAA-16 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 16 (2000 - 2014)
NOAA-17 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 17 (2002 - 2013)
NOAA-18 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 18 (2005 - 2018)
Metop-A - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - A (2006 - 2021)
NOAA-19 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 19 (2009 - 2021)
SARAL - Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa (2012 - 2018)
Metop-B - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - B (2012 - 2024)
Metop-C - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - C (2018 - 2023)
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