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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - DMSP F-11 -
Full Name Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-11 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 28 Nov 1991
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 07 Aug 2000
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 21798 (TLE)
International Designator 1991-082A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 850 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 19:30 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)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields SSM/I, SSM/T-2
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature OLS
Cloud particle properties and profile SSM/I, SSM/T-1, SSM/T-2
Liquid water and precipitation rate SSM/I, SSM/T-2
Atmospheric Temperature Fields OLS, SSM/T-1
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements SSI/ES-2, SSJ/4
LandSoil moisture SSM/I
OceanOcean surface winds SSM/I
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth OLS, SSM/I
Mission Instruments
OLS - Operational Linescan System
SSB/X-2 - Special Sensor Gamma Ray Particle Detector
SSI/ES-2 - Special Sensor Ionospheric Plasma Drift/Scintillation Meter
SSJ/4 - Special Sensor Precipitating Plasma Monitor
SSM/I - Special Sensor Microwave Imager
SSM/T-1 - Special Sensor Microwave Temperature Sounder
SSM/T-2 - Special Sensor Microwave Water Vapor Sounder
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