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Advanced Tiros N
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Class: Earth. Type: Weather. Nation: USA. Agency: NOAA.

Carried search and rescue package.


Specification

Total Mass: 3,775 kg.


Advanced Tiros N Chronology


28 March 1983 NOAA 8 Program: Tiros. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas E. Mass: 3,775 kg. Perigee: 793 km. Apogee: 817 km. Inclination: 98.6 deg.

Carried search and rescue package. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).


12 December 1984 NOAA 9 Program: Tiros. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas E. Mass: 1,712 kg. Perigee: 833 km. Apogee: 855 km. Inclination: 99.1 deg.

Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).


17 September 1986 NOAA 10 Program: Tiros. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas E. Mass: 1,700 kg. Perigee: 795 km. Apogee: 816 km. Inclination: 98.5 deg.

Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).


24 September 1988 NOAA 11 Program: Tiros. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas E. Mass: 1,712 kg. Perigee: 838 km. Apogee: 854 km. Inclination: 99.2 deg.

Carried search & rescue package. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).


09 August 1993 NOAA 13 Program: Tiros. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas E. Mass: 1,712 kg. Perigee: 845 km. Apogee: 861 km. Inclination: 98.9 deg.


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Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).
30 December 1994 NOAA 14 Program: Tiros. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas E. Mass: 1,712 kg. Perigee: 847 km. Apogee: 861 km. Inclination: 98.9 deg.
13 May 1998 NOAA 15 Program: Tiros. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Titan 2. Perigee: 807 km. Apogee: 824 km. Inclination: 98.7 deg.

NOAA K carried a new microwave sensor in addition to the standard optical/near-infrared radiometers and imagers and the SARSAT search and rescue package. It was the first NOAA launch to use the Titan 23G launch vehicle, a refurbished ICBM. Titan 23G-12 placed NOAA K into a suborbital trajectory 6 minutes after launch. A Star 37XFP solid motor on the satellite fired at apogee to put NOAA K in orbit.


21 September 2000 NOAA 16 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Titan 2. Mass: 1,476 kg. Perigee: 853 km. Apogee: 867 km. Inclination: 98.8 deg.

The NOAA polar orbit weather satellite, an Advanced Tiros N with a suite of imaging and sounding instruments. The two-stage Titan II launch vehicle, serial 23G-13, put NOAA-L into a suborbital -2500 x 800 km x 98.0 deg trajectory. The spacecraft's Thiokol Star 37XFP solid motor fired at apogee to circularize the sun-synchronous orbit at 800 km.



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