Launch Schedule

Five SSUSI instruments have been built by the Applied Physics Laboratory.  Three of them are in orbit on DMSP spacecraft, with a soon anticipated launch for F19 early in 2014.

DMSP Launch dates for spacecraft with SSUSI instruments
DMSP Spacecraft launch date status
F16 October 18, 2003 nominal
F17 November 4, 2006 operating on secondary detector
F18 October 18, 2009 nominal
F19 April 3, 2014 Early Operations
F20 N/A Cancelled by congress