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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - DMSP F-7 -
Full Name Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-7 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 18 Nov 1983
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 30 Sep 2002
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 830 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 5:55 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).
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Mission Instruments
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