NOAA Mission Background

Operator NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Date of Launch NOAA-06: 27 June 1979
NOAA-07: 23 June 1981
NOAA-08: 28 March 1983
NOAA-09: 12 December 1984
NOAA-10: 17 September 1986
NOAA-11: 24 September 1988
NOAA-12: 14 May 1991
NOAA-14: 30 December 1994
NOAA-15: 13 May 1998
NOAA-16: 21 September 2000
NOAA-17: 24 June 2002
NOAA-18: 20 May 2005
NOAA-19: 6 Feb 2009
Status Operational
Orbit Height 804 - 870 km (depending on the satellite)
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous circular, PM orbit
Repeat Cycle Daily
Swath Width 3000 km
Resolution 1 km
Onboard sensors provided under TPM AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer)

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