Satellites and Technology
Why Do Satellites Have Different Orbits?
Learn about the difference between a geosynchronous and polar orbit.
Why Don't Satellites Fall out of the Sky?
How do they all stay up there?
How Do Clouds Affect Solar Energy?
Do clouds affect the creation of energy by solar panels? Yes.
How Do Weather Satellites Take Pictures of Earth?
A few bits of information can be combined to create important new information.
How do weather satellites help airplanes?
Satellites in the GOES-R series have a very wide view of the world.
Learn more about this team of six small satellites that will collect information about Earth’s weather and climate.
How Can Satellites Help With Farming?
NOAA satellites help to put food on the table!
Read about Tom Boyd and how he controls weather satellites.
What is NOAA?
Learn about NOAA!
NASA Research Pilot
Learn how airplane pilots can help in testing new weather satellites!
How do satellites help save lives?
Find out in this edition of Wild Weather Jobs.
Seeing a Solar Eclipse From Space
What do satellites see during a solar eclipse?
Hi, I'm JPSS!
I’m a high-tech weather satellite that orbits our planet.
Using computer algorithms to develop weather satellite products
Jorel Torres helps weather researchers and weather forecasters work together to understand information from satellites.
Diana Calero gets to launch weather satellites into orbit!
Levi Smith tests new satellites to make sure they're ready for launch
Watching Forests from Space
An instrument aboard the JPSS-1 satellite will help scientists monitor trees and crops
Meet a GOES-R Series Weather Satellite
A series of new, high-tech satellites that will be orbiting 22,000 miles above Earth
How a Weather Satellite Is Launched
Follow a GOES-R series weather satellite to launch.