BackForward Satellite: ESSA-8 

Satellite details
Acronym ESSA-8
Full name Environmental Science and Services Administration - 8
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 8th flight unit of the TOS programme.
  • Main mission: cloud imagery.
Mass at launch 297 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available in real-time to APT stations.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 1440 km
ECT 09:30 desc


Space agency NOAANASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 15 Dec 1968 EOL 12 Mar 1976
Last update: 2015-07-27
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ESSA-8

Acronym Full name
APT Automatic Picture Transmission
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