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 Communications Geometry
Instrument Technology Communications system Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format Beacon
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
Measurements Overview
Instrument Missions
NOAA-8 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 8 (1983 - 1985)
NOAA-9 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 9 (1984 - 1998)
NOAA-10 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 10 (1986 - 2001)
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 - 2018)
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 - 2020)
Metop-A - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - A (2006 - 2021)
NOAA-19 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 19 (2009 - 2021)
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)
Free Flyer-2 - JPSS Free Flyer-2 (2021 - 2026)
CDARS - CDARS (2022 - 2025)
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