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Also called NOAA E


Designation 13923 / 83022A
Launch date 28 Mar 1983
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 792/817 km
Inclination 98.6°
Period 101 min
Launch vehicle Atlas F
Launch site Vandenberg

Was a longer spacecraft than NOAA D (12) and was used to carry an additional Sarsat payload.

End of life

Out of service 29 Dec 1985
Cause clock and power system failures

Technical data


Prime contractor GE Astro
Platform based on the Tiros N bus, extended
Mass at launch 1418 kg?
Mass in orbit 735 kg?
Dimension 6.8 m long x 1.88 m diameter
Solar array 2.37 x 4.91 m?
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power  
Design lifetime 3 years

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