Weather Satellites

satellite was launched, geostationary satellites were put into orbit. These satellites "sit" along the equator and move at the same speed as the Earth rotates. This gives them the appearance of staying still at the same point above Earth. It also allows them to continuously view the same region (the Northern and Western Hemispheres) throughout the course of a day, which is ideal for monitoring real-time weather for use in short term weather forecasting, like severe weather warnings.What's one thing geostationary satellites don't do so well? Take sharp images or "see" the poles as well as it's polar orbiting brother. In order for geostationary satellites to keep pace with Earth, they must orbit at a greater distance from it (an altitude of 22,236 miles (35,786 km) to be exact). And at this increased distance, both image detail and views of the poles (due to Earth’s curvature) are lost.

  • Weather forecasting satellites
  • Weather forecasting satellite orbits
  • Weather forecasting satellite payloads
  • Image processing and analysis
  • Weather forecasting satellite applications
  • Weather forecasting satellite missions

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