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NSSDCA ID: 1965-072A-02

Mission Name: DMSP(65-072A)
Principal Investigator:


The c-system was a complete radiometric system designed to gather and transmit data on energy emitted by the earth in the IR spectral band. The subsystem consisted of a number of thermopile sensors arranged in an array. Each sensor was an absolute radiometric device whose output was proportional to the radiation exchange between it and the target in its field of view. Sensor output was digital and acquired continuously.

Alternate Names

  • DMSP(65-072A)/C-System

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)


  • Earth Science: Atmospheric Dynamics

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Principal InvestigatorGlobal Weather Center
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