Full Name Environmental Science and Services Administration - 1 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 03 Feb 1966
Mission Links EOL Date 12 Jun 1968
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 1982 (TLE)
International Designator 1966-008A
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The ESSA-1 satellite provided cloud-cover photography to the US's National Meteorological Center for the purpose of preparing operational weather analyses and forecasts. The spacecraft was designed and configured exactly the same as NIMBUS-1. The total weight of the spacecraft was 912 pounds.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
FPR - Flat Plate Radiometer
VCS-WA - Vidicon Camera System - Wide Angle
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