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NOAA 16


Previously known as NOAA L

General


Designation 26536 / 00055A
Launch date 21 Sep 2000
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 870 km
Inclination 98.7°
Period 102 min
Launch vehicle Titan 2 #22

The APT system failed in Sep 2001 (once the antenna connection was switched off, it couldn't be correctly re-connected after). Since 9 Oct 2001, the HRPT frequency was changed at 1698 MHz and is operating at full power.

End of life


Out of service Jun 2014
Cause Turned off
Decay  


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Technical data


Specifications
Payload

Carries a Sarsat payload.

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