History of Weather Satellites

  • First TIROS Launched!

    First TIROS Launched!
    The first weather satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral.
  • Last TIROS Launched

    Last TIROS Launched
    The last TIROS satellite was launched. It was the last of 10 TIROS satellites that were launched.
  • First ESSA Launched!

    First ESSA Launched!
    The new series of satellites launched started with this; the ESSA satellites series was kick-started.
  • The Last ESSA Satellite is Launched

    The Last ESSA Satellite is Launched
    The last of 9 ESSA satellites was launched.
  • First ITIROS Launched!

    First ITIROS Launched!
    The first improved TIROS was launched.
  • NOAA Satellite Launched!

    NOAA Satellite Launched!
    The first satellite under the new NOAA name was launched.
  • First TIROS-N is Launched!

    First TIROS-N is Launched!
    The first TIROS of the N series was launched.
  • The Last TIROS-N is Launched

    The Last TIROS-N is Launched
    The last of the TIROS-N series of satelllites was launched.
  • The First of the Advanced TIROS-N (or ATN) Satellites is Launched!

    The First of the Advanced TIROS-N (or ATN) Satellites is Launched!
    The first satellite of the ATN series was launched.
  • NOAA-15 is Launched!

    NOAA-15 is Launched!
    NOAA-15 was the first in a series of five satellites with improved imaging and sounding capabilities.