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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - NOAA-13 -
Full Name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 13 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 09 Aug 1993
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 09 Aug 1993
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 850 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, agriculture and forestry, environmental monitoring, climatology, physical oceanography, Volcanic eruption monitoring, ice and snow cover, total ozone studies, space environment, solar flux analysis.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields HIRS/2
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature AVHRR/2, HIRS/2
Liquid water and precipitation rate MSU
Ozone HIRS/2, SBUV/2
Radiation budget AVHRR/2, HIRS/2, SBUV/2
Trace gases (excluding ozone) HIRS/2
Atmospheric Temperature Fields HIRS/2, MSU, SSU
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements SEM (POES)
LandVegetation AVHRR/2
Surface temperature (land) HIRS/2
Multi-purpose imagery (land) AVHRR/2
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) AVHRR/2
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth AVHRR/2
Mission Instruments
ARGOS-3 - ARGOS-3
AVHRR/2 - Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/2
EHIC - Energetic Heavy Ion Composition Experiment
HIRS/2 - High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/2
MAXIE - Magnetospheric Atmospheric X-ray Imaging Experiment
MSU - Microwave Sounding Unit
NOAA Comms - Communications package for NOAA
S&R (NOAA) - Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking
SBUV/2 - Solar Backscattter Ultra-Violet Instrument/2
SEM (POES) - Space Environment Monitor
SSU - Stratospheric Sounding Unit
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