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Satellite details
Acronym DMSP-F05
Full name Defense Meteorological Satellite Program - F05
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 5th flight unit of the DMSP Block 5D series, last of the Block 5D-1 series.
  • Main mission: cloud imagery.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 513 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • N/A (launch failure).
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 820 km
ECT 06:20 desc


Space agency DoDNOAA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Failed at launch.
Launch 14 Jul 1980 EOL 14 Jul 1980
Last update: 2021-10-29
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on DMSP-F05

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
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