THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ESSA-6 -
Full Name Environmental Science and Services Administration - 6 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 10 Nov 1967
Mission Links EOL Date 03 Dec 1969
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The ESSA-6 replaced ESSA-4 and provided direct readout cloud-cover photography to ground stations worldwide using APT.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
APT - Automatic Picture Transmission
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