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Also called NOAA G


Designation 16969 / 86073A
Launch date 17 Sep 1986
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 799/818 km
Inclination 98.549°
Period 101 min
Launch vehicle Atlas E
Launch site Vandenberg

The ERBE scanner had a scan sticking anomaly

End of life

Out of service 17 Sep 1991
Cause placed in standby after arrival of NOAA 12, several units had failed

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data


APT downlink freq. 137.500 MHz (standby)
HRPT downlink freq. 1698.0 MHz
Beacon 136.770 MHz

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