NOAA-17NOAA-17 was a weather forecasting satellite operated by NOAA. It was launched on June 24, 2002, in a sun-synchronous orbit, 824 km above the Earth, orbiting every 101 minutes. It hosted the AMSU, AVHRR and High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HRIS) instruments. The satellite was retired in 2013.
Automatic Picture Transmission frequency was 137.5 MHz.
NOAA-17 was decommissioned on April 10, 2013.