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Meteorological satellitesAn overview is presented of the meteorological satellite programs that have been evolving from 1958 to the present, and plans for the future meteorological and environmental satellite systems that are scheduled to be placed into service in the early 1980's are reviewed. The development of the TIROS family of weather satellites, including TIROS, ESSA, ITOS/NOAA, and the present TIROS-N (the third generation operational system) is summarized. The contribution of the Nimbus and ATS technology satellites to the development of the operational-orbiting and geostationary satellites is discussed. Included are descriptions of both the TIROS-N and the DMSP payloads currently under development to assure a continued and orderly growth of these systems into the 1980's.
Document ID
19800019413
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Allison, L. J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Schnapf, A. (RCA Corp. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Diesen, B. C., III (USAF)
Martin, P. S. (USAF)
Schwalb, A. (NOAA)
Bandeen, W. R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1980
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-80704
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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