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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - DMSP F-9 -
Full Name Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-9 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 01 Feb 1988
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Feb 1991
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 18822 (TLE)
International Designator 1988-006A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 98.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 830 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 9:30 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The long-term meteorological programme of the US Department of Defense (DoD) - with the objective to collect and disseminate worldwide atmospheric, oceanographic, solar-geophyscial, and cloud cover data on a daily basis. (Primary operational satellite).
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature OLS
Cloud particle properties and profile SSM/T-1
Atmospheric Temperature Fields OLS, SSM/T-1
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth OLS
Mission Instruments
OLS - Operational Linescan System
SSM/T-1 - Special Sensor Microwave Temperature Sounder
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