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Gallery of Earth-observing satellites

Gallery of Earth-observing satellites

  • Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) N Series
  • GOES and POES poster
  • GOES satellite orbits Earth once per day, thus it hovers over the same point on the equator all the time.
  • GOES provides data for short-range weather forecasting and storm warnings.
  • Multi-angle Infrared SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on Terra satellite. MISR has nine cameras, each aimed at a different angle to get stereo information for every point on Earth
  • NOAA-18 is the newest Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite. It gathers data to help us understand Earth's climate and how fast it is changing.
  • NOAA-18 weather satellite in final stages of testing before launch in May 2005.
  • Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) provides data for long-term forecasting and climate studies. It also provides many other types of data.
  • NOAA-18 environmental satellite is checked out before launch.
  • Boeing Delta II rocket ready to take NOAA-18 satellite to polar orbit.
  • The GOES-R series is the next generation of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites.