Satellite C/NOFS (Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System) of US Air Force

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names C/NOFS (Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner US Air Force
Users Military
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 403
Apogee (km) 813
Eccentricity 0.029378045285182
Inclination (degrees) 13
Period (minutes) 96.85
Launch Mass (kg.) 384
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 16-04-2008
Expected Lifetime
Contractor General Dynamics
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site L-1011 Aircraft
Launch Vehicle Pegasus
COSPAR Number 2008-017A
NORAD Number 32765
Comments Designed to monitor and forecast global ionospheric scintillation in real-time.


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