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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - NIMBUS-5 -
Full Name Nimbus 5 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 11 Dec 1972
Mission Links EOL Date 29 Mar 1983
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The Nimbus 5 research-and-development satellite was designed to serve as a stabilized, earth-oriented platform for the testing of advanced meteorological sensor systems and collecting meteorological and geological data on a global scale.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
ESMR (Nimbus-5) - Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer
ITPR - Infrared Temperature Profile Radiometer
NEMS - Nimbus-E Microwave Sounder
SCMR - Surface Composition Mapping Radiometer
SCR (Nimbus-5) - Selective Chopper Radiometer
THIR - Temperature-Humidity Infrared Radiometer
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