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NOAA-16 before launch
Mission type Weather satellite
Operator NOAA
COSPAR ID 2000-055A
SATCAT № 26536
Mission duration 2 years planned[1]
14 years achieved
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type TIROS-N
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Launch mass 1,457 kilograms (3,212 lb)[2]
Power 830 watts[3]
Start of mission
Launch date 21 September 2000, 10:22 (2000-09-21T10:22Z) UTC[4]
Rocket Titan II(23)G Star-37XFP-ISS
Launch site Vandenberg SLC-4W
End of mission
Disposal Decommissioned
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Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous
Semi-major axis 7,226.91 kilometers (4,490.59 mi)[5]
Eccentricity 0.0011382[5]
Perigee 847 kilometers (526 mi)[5]
Apogee 864 kilometers (537 mi)[5]
Inclination 98.97 degrees[5]
Period 101.91 minutes[5]
Epoch 29 November 2014, 11:46:36 UTC[5]

NOAA-16, designated NOAA-L before launch, is one of the NASA-provided TIROS series of weather forecasting satellites operated by NOAA. It was launched on 21 September 2000, in a sun-synchronous orbit, 849 km above the Earth, orbiting every 102 minutes. It hosts the AMSU, AVHRR and High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) instruments' APT transmitter. NOAA-16 has the same suite of instruments as carried by NOAA-15 plus an SBUV/2 instrument as well.[6]

NOAA-16's APT has been inoperable due to sensor degradation since November 15, 2000, and High Resolution Picture Transmission has been via STX-1 (1698 MHz) since November 9, 2010.[7]

NOAA-16 was decommissioned 9 June 2014 after a critical anomaly[1].


  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "NOAA 15, 16, 17 (NOAA K, L, M)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "NOAA 16". National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "UCS Satellite Database". Union of Concerned Scientists. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "NOAA 16 Satellite details 2000-055A NORAD 26536". N2YO. 29 November 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "NOAA-N Prime". NP-2008-10-056-GSFC. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 16 December 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  7. ^ NOAA 16 Spacecraft Status Summary

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