BackForward Satellite: HCMM 

Satellite details
Acronym HCMM
Full name Heat Capacity Mapping Mission
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the HCMM programme.
  • Main mission: land observation (thermal inertia).
Mass at launch 117 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from the NASA NSSDC
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 620 km
ECT 14:00 asc


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 26 Apr 1978 EOL 30 Sep 1980
Last update: 2015-07-27
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on HCMM

Acronym Full name
HCMR Heat Capacity Mapping Radiometer
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