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Nimbus 7

NSSDCA ID: 1978-098A

Telecommunications Description

Low rate housekeeping and sensor data at 4000 bps are processed and multiplexed with medium rate sensor data (2-12 kbps). The Versatile Information Processor (VIP) subsystem monitors the low-rate data. The Digital Information Processor (DIP) and CZCS Information Processor (ZIP) are part of the Data Processor Subsystem (DAPS). The DIP records data at 25 kbps for 100 to 257 minutes and plays back at 800 kbps. The ZIP records data at 800 kbps for 9.56 minutes and plays back also at 800 kbps.

Telemetry Path

Telemetry support via other (non-DSN) NASA ground station

Effective Telemetry

79.2 kbps

Telemetry Rates

25.0-800.0 kbps

Additional Information

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