THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - S&R (NOAA) -
Full Name Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NOAA Maturity High Heritage - Operational
Instrument Type Other Geometry
Instrument Technology Communications system Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Satellite and ground based system to detect and locate aviators, mariners, and land-based users in distress.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
C-Band (8 - 4 GHz)
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-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 - 2016)
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 - 2016)
Metop-A - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - A (2006 - 2019)
NOAA-19 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 19 (2009 - 2016)
Metop-B - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - B (2012 - 2024)
NPOESS-5 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 4 (2018 - 2023)
NPOESS-6 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 4 (2019 - 2024)
CDARS - Cooperative Data and Rescue Services (2020 - 2024)
Free Flyer-2 - JPSS Free Flyer-2 (2021 - 2026)
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