THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ESSA-8 -
Full Name Environmental Science and Services Administration - 8 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 15 Dec 1968
Mission Links EOL Date 12 Mar 1976
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The ESSA-8 satellite replaced ESSA-6 and provide direct readout cloud-cover photography to ground stations worldwide using APT.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
APT - Automatic Picture Transmission
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