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DMSP 5D-3/F17



DMSP F17, also known as DMSP 5D-3 F17 is an American (DoD/NOAA) military weather satellite that was launched by a Delta 4 rocket from Vandenberg AFB at 13:53 UT on 04 November 2006. It is presumed to carry a payload similar to those on DMSP F16 and F15, to provide infrared and visible light images, and some data of ionospheric and magnetospheric import.

Alternate Names

  • 29522
  • DMSP-F17
  • DMSP5D-3/F17

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-11-04
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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