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NOAA-10, also known as NOAA-G, was an American weather satellite operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It was part of a series of satellites called Advanced TIROS-N, being the second of the series.[2] NOAA-10 was launched on an Atlas E rocket on September 17, 1986 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, United States.

Mission typeWeather
COSPAR ID1986-073A
SATCAT no.16969
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerGE Astrospace
Launch mass1,418 kilograms (3,126 lb)
Dry mass735 kilograms (1,620 lb)
DimensionsSpacecraft: 3.71 m × 1.88 m (12.2 ft × 6.2 ft)
Solar array: 2.37 m × 4.91 m (7.8 ft × 16.1 ft)
Start of mission
Launch dateSeptember 17, 1986, 15:52 (1986-09-17UTC15:52Z) UTC[1]
RocketAtlas-E Star-37S-ISS
Launch siteVandenberg SLC-3W
End of mission
Last contactAugust 30, 2001
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee altitude833 kilometers (518 mi)
Apogee altitude870 kilometers (540 mi)
Period101.5 minutes
← NOAA-9
NOAA-11 →

The last contact occurred on August 30, 2001.[3]



  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center. "NOAA-10". NSSDCA. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Satellite: NOAA-10". World Meteorological Organization. July 28, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2018.

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