The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 08, 2016

Artificial satellites that monitor the Earth’s weather and climate are usually referred to as “weather” or “meteorological” satellites. These space systems may be found in sun-synchronous (near-polar) orbits and in geosynchronous (near-equatorial) orbits.

A sun-synchronous satellite can cover the entire Earth via periodic overflights (asynchronously, at an altitude roughly between 700 and —> Read More