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The Nimbus satellites were second-generation U.S. unmanned spacecraft for meteorological research and development. The spacecraft were designed to serve as stablized, Earth-oriented platforms for the testing of advanced systems to sense and collect atmospheric science data. Seven Nimbus spacecraft have been launched into near-polar, Sun-synchronous orbits beginning with Nimbus 1 on August 28, 1964. On board the Nimbus satellites are various instrumentation for imaging, sounding, and other studies in different spectral regions. A satellite is an object that orbits another object (known as its primary). ... Wikiquote quotations related to: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government Official website of the United States government - Gateway to governmental sites White House - Official site of the US President Senate. ... Unmanned space missions are those using remote-controlled spacecraft. ... Atmosphere is the general name for a layer of gases that may surround a material body of sufficient mass. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Operation History of the Nimbus Satellites

Satellite Launch Date Decay Date
Nimbus 1 August 28, 1964 May 16, 1974
Nimbus 2 May 15, 1966 January 17, 1969
Nimbus 3 April 14, 1969 January 22, 1972
Nimbus 4 April 8, 1970 November 30, 1980
Nimbus 5 December 11, 1972
Nimbus 6 June 12, 1975
Nimbus 7 October 24, 1978

August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining, as the final day of November. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...

External links

  • http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/earth/nimbus.html

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Nimbus program - definition of Nimbus program in Encyclopedia (109 words)
The Nimbus satellites were second-generation U.S. unmanned spacecraft for meteorological research and development.
Seven Nimbus spacecraft have been launched into near-polar, Sun-synchronous orbits beginning with Nimbus 1 on August 28, 1964.
On board the Nimbus satellites are various instrumentation for imaging, sounding, and other studies in different spectral regions.
Nimbus (935 words)
The Nimbus Technology satellite program was initiated by NASA in the early 1960's to develop an observational system capable of meeting the research and development needs of Earth scientists.
Nimbus were second-generation meteorological research-and-development satellites that was designed to serve as a stabilised, earth-oriented platform for the testing of advanced meteorological sensor systems and for collecting meteorological data.
Nimbus, depending on the experiments carried, was 3.04 to 3.7 m tall, 1.52 m in diameter at the base, and 3 to 3.96 m across with solar paddles extended.
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