BackForwardInstrument:  DCS (Landsat) 

Instrument details
Acronym DCS (Landsat)
Full name Data Collection System
Purpose Data collection from in-situ Data Collection Platforms
Short description Transponder of messages from self-timed Data Collection Platforms, and location of the platform
Background Follow-on of the IRLS mission on Nimbus-3 (without the interrogation facility) and predecessor of the Argos mission flown on NOAA
Scanning Technique N/A
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency NASA
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1972 to 1983
Last update: 2012-07-11
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.
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.