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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GOES-6 -
Full Name Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 6 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 28 Apr 1983
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Jul 1989
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 14050 (TLE)
International Designator 1983-041A
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 4.3 deg
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude 170 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, atmospheric dynamics, land surface, space environment, search and rescue, data collection, WEFAX (weather facsimile service).
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields VAS
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature VAS
Liquid water and precipitation rate VAS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields VAS
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) VAS
Mission Instruments
DCIS - Data Collection and Interrogation Service
SEM/EPS - Energetic Particles Sensor
SEM/HEPAD - High Energy Proton and Alpha Particles Detector
SEM/MAG - Magnetometer
SEM/XRS-EUV - X-Ray Sensor - Extreme Ultra-Violet Sensor
VAS - VISSR Atmospheric Sounder
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 48 )
FIRE_CI1_ISCCP_DX
FIRE_MS_ISCCP_DX
Global Data Base of Monthly Mean Cloud and Surface Properties
GOES Digital Satellite Imagery for the Contiguous U.S. from the NOAA National Severe Storms Laborato ...
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage B3 Reduced Radiances in Native Forma ...
ISCCP_D1
ISCCP_D2
ISCCP_DX
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Visible and Near Infrared Reflectance from GOES and AVHRR, Version ...
Past and Present Weather Data and Analysis Software from Unidata via WWW

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 52 results)
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Northern Hemisphere (NH) Snow Cover Extent (SCE), Version 1. CLIMA ...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Ar ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Snow cover and hydroclimate studies Snow-atmosphere studies Snow-sea ice studi ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate Change and Natural Variability Impact Assessment, Extreme Precipitatio ...
FIRE_CI1_ISCCP_DX
FIRE_MS_ISCCP_DX
Global Data Base of Monthly Mean Cloud and Surface Properties
GOES Digital Satellite Imagery for the Contiguous U.S. from the NOAA National Severe Storms Laborato ...
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage B3 Reduced Radiances in Native Forma ...
ISCCP_D1

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