THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
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 NORAD Catalog # 6305 (TLE)
International Designator 1972-097A
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
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 15 )
ESMR/Nimbus-5 Images of Brightness Temperature on 70 mm Film V001 (ESMRN5IM) at GES DISC
ESMR/Nimbus-5 Level 1 Calibrated Brightness Temperature V001 (ESMRN5L1) at GES DISC
ITPR/Nimbus-5 Level 1 Calibrated Radiances V001 (ITPRN5L1) at GES DISC
NEMS/Nimbus-5 Level 2 Output Data V001 (NEMSN5L2) at GES DISC
Nimbus Temperature-Humidity Infrared Radiometer 11.5 µm Grayscale Swath Data L1, TIFF V001
Nimbus Temperature-Humidity Infrared Radiometer 6.7 µm Grayscale Swath Data L1, TIFF V001
Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures V002
Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1
Rodger's Nimbus-5 Selective Chopper Radiometer (SCR) 1972-1974
SCMR/Nimbus-5 Level 1 Calibrated and Geolocated Radiances V001 (SCMRN5L1RAD) at GES DISC

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