BackForward Satellite: ESSA-9 

Satellite details
Acronym ESSA-9
Full name Environmental Science and Services Administration - 9
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 9th (last) flight unit of the TOS programme.
  • Main mission: cloud imagery.
  • Significant contribution to radiation study.
Mass at launch 145 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from NOAA.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 1470 km
ECT 09:30 desc


Space agency NOAANASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 26 Feb 1969 EOL 12 Nov 1972
Last update: 2015-07-27
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ESSA-9

Acronym Full name
AVCS Advanced Vidicon Camera System
FPR Flat Plate Radiometer
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