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NESDIS-IPO-Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
browse graphic DMSP satellites are in a near polar orbiting, sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of approximately 830 Km above the earth. Each satellite crosses any point on the earth up to two times a day and has an orbital period of about 101 minutes thus providing nearly complete global coverage of clouds every six hours.