BackForwardInstrument:  Argos-4 

Instrument details
Acronym Argos-4
Full name Advanced Data Collection System (called "Argos-4")
Purpose Data collection from in-situ Data Collection Platforms, with location capability
Short description Transponder of messages from self-timed Data Collection Platforms, and location of the platform. Receiver frequency: 401.65 MHz with margins from - 70 to + 40 kHz (110 kHz bandwidth). DCP bit rate: basic: 400 bps; maximum 4800 bps
Background Successor of Argos System (DCS/3) on NOAA-19 and Metop. It is mounted on a constellation of 25 small satellites.
Scanning Technique N/A
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency CNES
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 2022 to 2027
Last update: 2022-12-19
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Other payload component
  • Data Collection System
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
No mission objectives have been defined.
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.