BackForward Satellite: DMSP-F04 

Satellite details
Acronym DMSP-F04
Full name Defense Meteorological Satellite Program - F04
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 4th flight unit of the DMSP Block 5D series.
  • Main missions: cloud imagery and MW temperature sounding
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 513 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • The Copernicus C3S project has rescued the level 1 data from SSH and SSM/T
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 840 km
ECT 10:00 desc


Space agency DoDNOAA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 06 Jun 1979 EOL 09 Aug 1980
Last update: 2023-03-06
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on DMSP-F04

Acronym Full name
OLS Operational Linescan Systerm
SSM/T Special Sensor Microwave - Temperature
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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