BackForward Satellite: DMSP-F02 

Satellite details
Acronym DMSP-F02
Full name Defense Meteorological Satellite Program - F02
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the DMSP Block 5D series.
  • Main mission: cloud imagery and IR sounding
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 450 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • The Copernicus C3S project has rescued the level 1 data from SSH
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 832 km
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Space agency DoDNOAA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 04 Jun 1977 EOL 19 Mar 1978
Last update: 2023-03-06
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on DMSP-F02

Acronym Full name
OLS Operational Linescan Systerm
SEM/SSB/X-2 SEM / Special Sensor Gamma/X-ray Detector
SEM/SSI/ES-2 SEM / Special Sensor Ionospheric Plasma Drift/Scintillation Monitor - 2
SEM/SSJ4 SEM / Special Sensor Precipitating Electron and Ion Spectrometer - 4
SSH Special Sensor H (also known as Multichannel Filter Radiometer)
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