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Satellite details
Acronym ERBS
Full name Earth Radiation Budget Satellite
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the ERBS programme.
  • Main mission: Earth radiation budget study.
  • Significant contribution to Atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch 2307 kg Dry mass
Power 470 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from NASA/LaRC.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 610 km
Inclination 57 °


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 05 Oct 1984 EOL 14 Oct 2005
Last update: 2015-07-27
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ERBS

Acronym Full name
ERBE Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
SAGE-II Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment - II
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