Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer 3

NOAA-18

Providers: 

Public Private Partnership: 

0Public Private Partnership

NOAA-18, known before launch as NOAA-N, is a weather forecasting satellite run by NOAA. NOAA-N (18) was launched on May 20, 2005, into a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 854 km above the Earth, with an orbital period of 102 minutes. It hosts the AMSU-A, MHS, AVHRR, Space Environment Monitor SEM/2 instrument and High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) instruments, as well as the SBUV/2 ozone-monitoring instrument. It is the first NOAA POES satellite to use MHS in place of AMSU-B.

Instrument: 

  • Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit - A
  • Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer 3
  • Microwave Humidity Sounder

Launch Date: 

Vie, 20/05/2005

Life span: 

14years
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