BackForward Satellite: DMSP-F06 

Satellite details
Acronym DMSP-F06
Full name Defense Meteorological Satellite Program - F06
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 6th flight unit of the DMSP Block 5D series, 1st of the Block 5D-2 series.
  • Main mission: cloud imagery.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 750 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data not ordinarily available (military satellite).
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 824 km
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Space agency DoDNOAA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 21 Dec 1982 EOL 10 Nov 1997
Last update: 2015-07-28
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on DMSP-F06

Acronym Full name
OLS Operational Linescan Systerm
SEM/SSB/X-2 SEM / Special Sensor Gamma/X-ray Detector
SEM/SSJ4 SEM / Special Sensor Precipitating Electron and Ion Spectrometer - 4
SEM/SSI/ES-2 SEM / Special Sensor Ionospheric Plasma Drift/Scintillation Monitor - 2
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