BackForwardInstrument:  Argos 

Instrument details
Acronym Argos
Full name Argos Data Collection System
Purpose Data collection from in-situ Data Collection Platforms, with location capability
Short description Transponder of messages from self-timed Data Collection Platforms, and location of the platform
Background Operational on the 4th generation of NOAA Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES), from TIROS-N to NOAA-14.
Scanning Technique N/A
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate 1200 bps


Providing Agency CNES
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1979 to 2007
Last update: 2022-10-10
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Other payload component
  • Data Collection System
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
No mission objectives have been defined.
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.