MicroLab is a microsatellite that carries a NASA lightning mapper called the Optical Transient Detector. It also carries a weather sensor for the National Science Foundation, employing a GPS-MET receiver that monitors transmissions from any GPS (Global Positioning System) spacecraft near the horizon in order to infer values of temperature and humidity in its path. The spacecraft is now known as OrbView-1 and operated commercially by ORBIMAGE.
|launch date||Apr 3, 1995|
|launch site||Vandenberg Air Force Base|
|orbit||733 × 747 km × 70.0°|