NOAA-17

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NOAA-17
NOAA-M before launch.jpg
NOAA-M before launch
Mission typeWeather satellite
OperatorNOAA
COSPAR ID2002-032A
SATCAT no.27453
Mission duration2 years[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeTIROS-N
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch mass1,457 kilograms (3,212 lb)[2]
Power830 watts[3]
Start of mission
Launch dateJune 24, 2002, 18:23:04 (2002-06-24UTC18:23:04Z) UTC[4]
RocketTitan II(23)G Star-37XFP-ISS
Launch siteVandenberg SLC-4W
End of mission
DisposalDecommissioned
DeactivatedApril 10, 2013 (2013-04-11)[5]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeSun-synchronous
Semi-major axis7,187.63 kilometers (4,466.19 mi)
Eccentricity0.0011757
Perigee808 kilometers (502 mi)
Apogee825 kilometers (513 mi)
Inclination98.31 degrees
Period101.07 minutes
EpochDecember 8, 2013, 12:57:13 UTC[6]
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NOAA-17 was a weather forecasting satellite operated by NOAA. It was launched on June 24, 2002, in a sun-synchronous orbit, 824 km above the Earth, orbiting every 101 minutes. It hosted the AMSU, AVHRR and High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HRIS) instruments. The satellite was retired in 2013.

Automatic Picture Transmission frequency was 137.5 MHz.

NOAA-17 was decommissioned on April 10, 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "NOAA 15, 16, 17 (NOAA K, L, M)". Gunther's Space Page. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "NOAA 17". National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "UCS Satellite Database". Union of Concerned Scientists. Archived from the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "NASA Office of Spacecraft Operations, NOAA 17 Spacecraft Status Summary". Archived from the original on July 17, 2012.
  6. ^ "NOAA 17 Satellite details 2002-032A NORAD 27453". N2YO. December 8, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013.