CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - NOAA-8 -
Full Name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 8 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 28 Mar 1983
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 29 Dec 1985
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 13923 (TLE)
International Designator 1983-022A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101.9 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.9 deg
Orbit Altitude 850 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle 0.5 days
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, agriculture and forestry, environmental monitoring, climatology, physical oceanography, Volcanic eruption monitoring, ice and snow cover, total ozone studies, space environment, solar flux analysis.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields HIRS/2
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature HIRS/2
Liquid water and precipitation rate MSU
Ozone HIRS/2
Radiation budget HIRS/2
Trace gases (excluding ozone) HIRS/2
Atmospheric Temperature Fields HIRS/2, MSU, SSU
LandSurface temperature (land) HIRS/2
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) AVHRR/1
Mission Instruments
Argos - Argos
AVHRR/1 - Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer /1
HIRS/2 - High Resolution Infra-red Sounder/2
MSU - Microwave Sounding Unit
S&R (NOAA) - Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking
SEM/MEPED - Medium Energy Proton Detector
SEM/TED - Total Energy Detector
SSU - Stratospheric Sounding Unit
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