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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - A-DCS4 -
Full Name A-DCS4
aka ARGOS-4
Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NOAA Maturity High Heritage - Operational
Instrument Type Data collection Geometry
Instrument Technology Data collection system Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Data collection and communication system for receiving and retransmitting data from ocean and land-based remote observing platforms/transponders.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary UHF: 401 MHz, 467 MHz
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Instrument Missions
GOES-13 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 13 (2006 - 2021)
NOAA-19 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 19 (2009 - 2021)
GOES-14 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 14 (2009 - 2024)
GOES-15 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 15 (2010 - 2025)
NPOESS-1 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 1 (2013 - 2020)
NPOESS-2 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 2 (2016 - 2022)
NPOESS-5 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 4 (2018 - 2023)
OCEANSAT-3 - Ocean Satellite-3 (2018 - 2023)
NPOESS-3 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 3 (2018 - 2025)
NPOESS-6 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 4 (2019 - 2024)
CDARS - CDARS (2020 - 2025)
NPOESS-4 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 4 (2020 - 2027)
Free Flyer-2 - JPSS Free Flyer-2 (2021 - 2026)
METOP-SG B1 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2022 - 2030)
METOP-SG B2 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2029 - 2037)
METOP-SG B3 - EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation (2036 - 2042)
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