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Also called NOAA D


Designation 21263 / 91032A
Launch date 14 May 1991
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 804/824 km
Inclination 98.6°
Period 101.2 min
Equator crossing 19:30 northbound
Launch vehicle Atlas E
Launch site Vandenberg

No Sarsat package

End of life

Out of service Nov 1998
Cause replaced by NOAA 15, placed in standby. HIRS failure in May 1997
It was still used till Aug 2007: sending data directly to ground stations

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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