BackForward Satellite: OrbView-1/MicroLab 

Satellite details
Acronym OrbView-1/MicroLab
Full name OrbView-1/MicroLab
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the OrbView-1 programme.
  • Main missions: lightning detection and radio occultation.
Mass at launch 74 kg Dry mass 74 kg
Power 42 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • OTD data available from NASA/MSFC, GPS/MET from UCAR.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 785 km
Inclination 70 °


Space agency NASAUCAR
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 01 Apr 1995 EOL 03 Apr 2000
Last update: 2015-08-24
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 OrbView-1/MicroLab

Acronym Full name
GPS/MET Global Positioning System / Meteorology
OTD Optical Transient Detector
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