BackForward Satellite: DMSP-F14 

Satellite details
Acronym DMSP-F14
Full name Defense Meteorological Satellite Program - F14
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 14th flight unit of the DMSP Block 5D series, 9th (last) of the Block 5D-2 series.
  • Main missions: cloud imagery and MW imaging and temperature/humidity sounding.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 750 kg Dry mass
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Data access information
  • Military satellite
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 852 km
ECT 05:00 desc


Space agency DoDNOAA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • F14 tape recorder failed Aug 2008, thus no global data.
Launch 04 Apr 1997 EOL 11 Feb 2020
Last update: 2023-06-05
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on DMSP-F14

Acronym Full name
OLS Operational Linescan Systerm
SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave - Imager
SSM/T Special Sensor Microwave - Temperature
SSM/T-2 Special Sensor Microwave - Humidity
SEM/SSJ4 SEM / Special Sensor Precipitating Electron and Ion Spectrometer - 4
SEM/SSI/ES-2 SEM / Special Sensor Ionospheric Plasma Drift/Scintillation Monitor - 2
SEM/SSM SESS / Special Sensor Magnetometer
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