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Compendium of meteorological satellites and instrumentationPertinent information is presented for 98 launched and planned satellites of the U.S., U.K., U.S.S.R., and France, as well as their over 200 meteorological experiments or instruments. Summary information is provided for both operational and research satellites. Three major sections include: (1) an overview by country, of the various series of meteorological satellite programs; (2) brief descriptions of the satellites and their experiments; and (3) an extensive bibliography. A glossary of acronyms and two indexes for cross-referencing are also included. In addition, various tables and figures presenting satellite operating times, data coverage, location of launch sites, and descriptions of the launch vehicles used to orbit the meteorological satellites are given.
Document ID
19740012427
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Stoldt, N. W. (Air Weather Service)
Havanac, P. J. (Air Weather Service)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1973
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-X-69986
NSSDC-73-02
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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