History of the satellite

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  • First Satellite to be launched

    First Satellite to be launched
    Named TIROS for Television Infrared Observation Satellite, it demonstrated the advantage of mapping the earth's cloud cover from satellite altitudes.
  • First Weather satellite launched

    First Weather satellite launched
    First weather satellite was launched!
  • Geostationary Satellites

    Geostationary Satellites
    The Applications Technology Satellite series was a set of six NASA spacecraft launched from Dec. 7, 1966, to May 30, 1974, created to explore and flight-test new technologies and techniques for communications, meteorological and navigation satellites.
  • First improved satellite to be launched

    First improved satellite to be launched
    This satellite was named ITOS 1, for Improved TIROS Operational Satellite.
  • SMS 1 launched

    SMS 1 launched
    Two Synchronous Meteorological Satellites (SMS) were launched by NASA: SMS-1, launched on May 17, 1974
  • SMS 2 launched

    SMS 2 launched
    SMS-2, launched on February 6, 1975. The purpose of the SMS was to provide improved meteorological data on worldwide weather phenomena for improved forecasting.
  • Advanced TIROS-N launched

    Advanced TIROS-N launched
    These satellites are physically larger and have more power, than their predecessors, to accommodate more equipment.
  • The Future of Polar Orbiting satellites

    The Future of Polar Orbiting satellites
    President Clinton made the landmark decision to merge the nation's military and civil operational meteorological satellite systems into a single, national system capable of satisfying both civil and national security requirements for space-based remotely sensed environmental data.
  • Intergrated Program Office

    Intergrated Program Office
    NOAA, DoD, and NASA created an Integrated Program Office (IPO) to develop, manage, acquire, and operate the NPOESS system.
  • GOES 13 launched

    GOES 13 launched
    Represents the first of the next generation of GOES satellites.