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Designator id: 1984-123A

Description of NOAA 9 Satellite:

NOAA 9 was a third-generation operational meteorological satellite. The satellite design provided an economical and stable sun-synchronous platform for advanced operational instruments to measure the earth's atmosphere, its surface and cloud cover, and the near-space environment. Primary sensors included (1) an advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR), (2) a TIROS operational vertical sounder (TOVS), (3) an earth radiation budget experiment (ERBE), and (4) a solar backscattered ultraviolet radiometer (SBUV/2). The secondary experiment was a data collection and platform location system (DCPLS). A search and rescue satellite aided tracking (SARSAT) system was also carried on NOAA 9. The satellite was based upon the Block 5D spacecraft bus developed for the U.S. Air Force, and was capable of maintaining an earth-pointing accuracy of better than plus or minus 0.1 deg with a motion rate of less than 0.035 deg/s.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1984-12-12
Launch Vehicle: Atlas E
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1030.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

NOAA National Environmental Satellite Service (United States)
NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


Earth Science

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 15427U 84123A   12338.94221941  .00000216  00000-0  13191-3 0  2277
2 15427 098.5947 294.2888 0015343 022.2484 337.9399 14.15545341444011

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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