BackForward Satellite: NOAA-7 

Satellite details
Acronym NOAA-7
Full name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 7
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the NOAA 4th generation series.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Significant contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 1418 kg Dry mass 735 kg
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Selected global data available from NOAA.
  • Real-time data available by HRPT (full information) or APT (reduced image resolution) or by the beacon (low-bit-rate data).
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 860 km
ECT 14:30 asc


Space agency NOAANASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 23 Jun 1981 EOL 07 Jun 1986
Last update: 2015-07-28
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on NOAA-7

Acronym Full name
Argos Argos Data Collection System
AVHRR/2 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer / 2
HIRS/2 High-resolution Infra Red Sounder / 2
MSU Microwave Sounding Unit
SSU Stratospheric Sounding Unit
SEM/MEPED SEM / Medium energy proton detector
SEM/TED SEM / Total Energy Detector
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