BackForward Satellite: ATS-1 

Satellite details
Acronym ATS-1
Full name Application Technology Satellite - 1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the ATS programme.
  • Main mission (tlc mission not included): cloud observation.
Mass at launch 700 kg Dry mass 352 kg
Power 180 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available to NOAA in real time.
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 150° W


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 06 Dec 1966 EOL 01 Dec 1978
Last update: 2016-10-18
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ATS-1

Acronym Full name
SSCC Spin Scan Cloud Camera
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite Field of View

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