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NOAA-M before launch
|Mission type||Weather satellite|
|Mission duration||2 years|
|Launch mass||1,457 kilograms (3,212 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||24 June 2002, 18:23:04UTC|
|Rocket||Titan II(23)G Star-37XFP-ISS|
|Launch site||Vandenberg SLC-4W|
|End of mission|
|Deactivated||10 April 2013|
|Semi-major axis||7,187.63 kilometers (4,466.19 mi)|
|Perigee||808 kilometers (502 mi)|
|Apogee||825 kilometers (513 mi)|
|Epoch||8 December 2013, 12:57:13 UTC|
NOAA-17 was a weather forecasting satellite operated by NOAA. It was launched on 24 June 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 10 April 2013.
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