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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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Distributor Daniel C. Wilkinson
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6137
Daniel.C.Wilkinson@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Daniel C. Wilkinson
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6137
Daniel.C.Wilkinson@noaa.gov
General Documentation
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.
Originator(s)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Weather Service (NWS)
  • National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
  • Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/satellite/anomaly/satelliteanomaly.html
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:
Theme keywords None
  • 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
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Uncontrolled Keywords GCMD
  • Location: Global
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints
  • Use Constraints: None
Access Constraints
  • Access Constraints: No Constraints
Fees
  • None
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2015-09-29
For questions about the information on this page, please email: Daniel.C.Wilkinson@noaa.gov