NOAA-19

NOAA-19, designated NOAA-N' (NOAA-N Prime) prior to launch, is the last of the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's POES series of weather satellites. NOAA-19 was launched on February 6, 2009.

On November 4, 2008, NASA announced that the satellite had arrived at Vandenberg aboard a C-5 Galaxy military transport aircraft. Installation of the payload fairing took place January 27, 2009; second stage propellant was loaded on January 31.

Several attempts were made to conduct the launch. The first attempt was scrubbed after a failure was detected in a launch pad gaseous nitrogen pressurization system. The second attempt was scrubbed after the failure of a payload fairing air conditioning compressor, which is also part of the ground support equipment at the launch pad.

The satellite was successfully launched at about 2:22 a.m. PST. February 6, 2009 aboard a Delta II flying in the 7320 configuration from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Instruments:
A-DCS (Advanced Data Collection System)
AMSU-A (Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit - A)
AVHRR/3 (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer / 3)
HIRS/4 (High-resolution Infra Red Sounder / 4)
MHS (Microwave Humidity Sounding)
S&RSAT (Search & Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking System)
SBUV/2 (Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet / 2)
SEM/MEPED (SEM / Medium energy proton detector)
SEM/TED (SEM/ Total Energy Detector)

Launch Date: 

06/02/2009

Life span: 

12years

Orbit type: 

Sun synchronous

Orbital period: 

102minutes

Providers: 

Applications: 

Meteorology, agriculture and forestry, environmental monitoring, climatology, physical oceanography, volcanic eruption monitoring, ice and snow cover, total ozone studies, space environment, solar flux analysis, search and rescue

Public Private Partnership: 

Non
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