BackForwardInstrument:  DCS/2 

Instrument details
Acronym DCS/2
Full name Data Collection System / 2 (also called "Argos-2")
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
Background Follow-on of Argos flown on the 4th generation of NOAA Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES), from TIROS-N to NOAA-14
Scanning Technique N/A
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate 2560 bps


Providing Agency CNES
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1998-08-15 to 2013-04-10
Last update: 2012-06-05
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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

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