THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - NOAA-8 -
Full Name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 8 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 12 Dec 1982
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 31 Dec 1995
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101.9 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.9 deg
Orbit Altitude 850 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle 0.5 days
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
Mission Instruments
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