Interrogation, Recording and Location System
To collect data from ground-based observing platform, and provide their location
Data are collected from Data Collection Platforms upon interrogation. By a sequence of two interrogations the platform location is determined. DCP bit rate: 1 kbps
IRLS was the precursor of the Data Collection System mission. It was used, i.a., in support of the Nimbus-6 Tropical Wind Energy-conversion and Reference Level Experiment (TWERLE) in association with 300 floating balloons, during the First GARP Global Experiment (FGGE)
Coverage / Cycle
Flown on an R&D satellite
1969 to 1972-01-22
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
Other payload component Data Collection System
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
No mission objectives have been defined.
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
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