THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - APT -
Full Name Automatic Picture Transmission Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Cloud profile and rain radars Geometry
Instrument Technology Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications
Resolution Summary Ranging from 1.8 to 3 km, depending on the satellite orbital height
[Best Resolution: 1800m]
Swath Summary Swath ranging from 1200 to 2200 km, depending on the satellite orbital height
[Max Swath: 2200 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
 
Instrument Measurements
Instrument Missions
TIROS-8 - Television and InfraRed Observation Satellite (1963 - 1967)
NIMBUS-1 - Nimbus 1 (1964 - 1964)
NIMBUS-2 - Nimbus 2 (1966 - 1969)
ESSA-2 - Environmental Science and Services Administration - 2 (1966 - 1970)
ESSA-4 - Environmental Science and Services Administration - 4 (1967 - 1968)
ESSA-6 - Environmental Science and Services Administration - 6 (1967 - 1969)
ESSA-8 - Environmental Science and Services Administration - 8 (1968 - 1976)
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