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Satellite Anomalies Due to Environment

These events range from minor operational problems to permanent spacecraft failures. Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, United Kingdom, and the United States have contributed data. This data base of known satellite anomalies is used to study and identify trends in the anomalous behavior of different families of satellites. The trends include seasonal groupings, diurnal groupings, and anomaly types indicative of certain satellite types and manufacturers. Corrections are done with several Solar-terrestrial data sets. Specifically, geomagnetic activity has been found to have significant effects on satellite behavior. Solar activity and cosmic rays have also proven to be important in the anomalous behavior of satellites. Information provided by this program can be used in the design phase of spacecraft to prevent the propagation of problems from one spacecraft to the next. This information can also be used by operations personnel to anticipate periods of anomalous behavior based on the proven response of an existing craft to environmental conditions.

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Dataset Information
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Point of Contact Daniel C. Wilkinson
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6137
Daniel.C.Wilkinson@noaa.gov
General Documentation
Originator
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Originator
  • National Weather Service (NWS)
Originator
  • National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Originator
  • Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
Publisher
  • http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/satellite/anomaly/satelliteanomaly.html
Date(s)
  • publication: 1985-01-01
Edition: First
Dataset Progress Status Under development
Data Update Frequency: Continual
Purpose: Research of Solar Activity Affecting Satellites
Use Limitations
  • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Time Period: 1971-01-01  to  Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90.000000
S: -90.000000
E: 180.000000
W: -180.000000
Spatial Coverage Map:
Themes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLAR PHYSICS > Solar Activity > Solar Events
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLAR PHYSICS > Solar Activity > Solar Flares
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLAR PHYSICS > Solar Energetic Particles > Energetic Particles
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLAR PHYSICS > Solar Energetic Particles > Energy Deposition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLAR PHYSICS > Solar Energetic Particles > Alpha Particles
  • Satellite
  • Anomalies
  • Solar
  • Cosmic ray
  • Spacecraft
  • WDC/STP, BOULDER > World Data Center for Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Boulder
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Places
  • Location: Global
Use Constraints
  • Use Constraints: None
Access Constraints
  • Access Constraints: No Constraints
Fees
  • None
Lineage Statement Lineage statement not available.

Metadata Last Modified: 2011-08-19

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