NOAA-3

Summary

NOAA-3
ITOS.jpg
Illustration of an ITOS series satellite
Mission typeWeather
OperatorNOAA / NASA
COSPAR ID1973-086A[1]
SATCAT no.6920
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerRCA Astrospace
Launch mass746 kilograms (1,645 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateNovember 6, 1973, 17:02 (1973-11-06UTC17:02Z) UTC
RocketDelta-300
Launch siteVandenberg SLC-2W
End of mission
DeactivatedAugust 1976 (1976-09)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Sun-synchronous
Perigee altitude1,500 kilometers (930 mi)
Apogee altitude1,509 kilometers (938 mi)
Inclination102.1°
Period116.11 minutes
EpochNovember 6, 1973
ITOS
← ITOS-E
NOAA-4 →
 

NOAA-3, also known as ITOS-F was a weather satellite operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It was part of a series of satellites called ITOS, or improved TIROS.[2] It was deactivated by NOAA in August 1976.

References

  1. ^ "NASA/NSSDC NOAA-3 spacecraft details". Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Wade, Mark. "ITOS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved June 6, 2018.