||Satellite mission>Earth observation
||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
||NOAA (USA) and CNES (France)
||Argos is a spaceborne data collection and location system (DCS) flown on NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) spacecraft in LEO (Low Earth Orbit), an instrument package provided by NOAA (USA) and CNES (France), installed on all ATN (Advanced TIROS-N) family satellites since 1978 (also referred to as POES series); the first satellite equipped with Argos was TIROS-N.
The Argos/DCS supports NOAA in its overall environmental mission objectives, collecting (ground and space) truthing data. The concept uses many ground segment platforms (fixed and moving), i.e. buoys, free-floating balloons, wildlife, and remote weather stations, and equips them with a Platform Transmitter Terminal (PTT) package. These PTTs collect and process relevant environmental data and transmit them to the NOAA-POES satellites.
||Argos DCS overview
Argos DCS on NOAA website
||Land planning & infrastructures
Radar remote sensing
Point of Contact
|Name & Address
NOAA Satellite and Information Service, NOAA
|E-mail (#at# is @)
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|Spatial Coverage & Location(s)
Start up of Argos joint program
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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Service>Satellite mission>Earth observation