THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - TIROS N -
Full Name Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 13 Oct 1978
Mission Links EOL Date 27 Feb 1981
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 11060 (TLE)
International Designator 1978-096A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.92 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 102.3 deg
Orbit Altitude 849 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields HIRS/2
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature HIRS/2
Liquid water and precipitation rate MSU
Ozone HIRS/2
Radiation budget HIRS/2
Trace gases (excluding ozone) HIRS/2
Atmospheric Temperature Fields HIRS/2, MSU, SSU
LandSurface temperature (land) HIRS/2
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) AVHRR/1
Mission Instruments
Argos - Argos
AVHRR/1 - Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer /1
HIRS/2 - High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/2
MSU - Microwave Sounding Unit
SEM/MEPED - Medium Energy Proton Detector
SEM/TED - Total Energy Detector
SSU - Stratospheric Sounding Unit
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