Satellites

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  • The world's first meteorological satellite

    The world's first meteorological satellite
    The first meteorological satellite was launched from Cape Canaverl in 1960
  • Applications Technology Satellite series

    Applications Technology Satellite series
    created to explore and flight-test new technologies and techniques for communications, meteorological and navigation satellites.
  • the first of the improved satellites was launched

    the first of the improved satellites was launched
    The first improved meterological satellite launched since the 1960 satellite
  • SMS-1

    SMS-1
    The purpose of the SMS was to provide improved meteorological data on worldwide weather phenomena for improved forecasting
  • the end of the Applications Technology Satellite series

    the end of the Applications Technology Satellite series
    they stopped launching these series of Satellites
  • The first GOES

    The first GOES
    The early GOES satellites were spin stabilized and viewed the earth only about ten percent of the time.
  • first of the Advanced TIROS-N

    first of the Advanced TIROS-N
    These satellites are physically larger and have more power, than their predecessors, to accommodate more equipment.
  • NOAA-15

    NOAA-15
    NOAA-15 is the first in a series of five satellites with improved imaging and sounding capabilities that will operate over the next decade.
  • GOES-13

    GOES-13
    epresents the first of the next generation of GOES satellites.
  • METOP launched

    METOP launched
    is Europe's first polar orbiting satellite used for operational meteorology. Subsequent satellites in the series are provisionally planned for launch at 5 year intervals to match the 5-year design life and provide continuity of services.