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NPOESS

The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System was to be the United States next-generation satellite system that would monitor the Earths weather, atmosphere, oceans, land, and near-space environment. NPOESS satellites wer ...

                                               

Polar Operational Environmental Satellites

The Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite was a constellation of polar orbiting weather satellites funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Sat ...

                                               

Suomi NPP

The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership or Suomi NPP, previously known as the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project and NPP-Bridge, is a weather satellite operated by the United States Nation ...

                                               

Synchronous Meteorological Satellite

The Synchronous Meteorological Satellite program, was a program where NASA developed two weather satellites; which were placed into geosynchronous orbit.

                                               

TIROS-1

TIROS-1 was the first successful low-Earth orbital weather satellite, and the first of a series of Television Infrared Observation Satellites.

                                               

TIROS-2

TIROS 2 was a spin-stabilized meteorological satellite. It was the second in a series of Television Infrared Observation Satellites. It re-entered in May 2014.

                                               

TIROS-3

TIROS 3 was launched on July 12, 1961, by a Thor-Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The spacecraft functioned nominally until January 22, 1961. The satellite orbited the Earth once every 98 minutes, at an inclination of ...

                                               

TIROS-4

TIROS 4 was a spin-stabilized meteorological satellite. It was the fourth in a series of Television Infrared Observation Satellites.

                                               

TIROS-7

TIROS-7 was a spin-stabilized meteorological satellite. It was the seventh in a series of Television Infrared Observation Satellites.

                                               

TIROS-8

TIROS-8 was a spin-stabilized meteorological satellite. It was the eighth in a series of Television Infrared Observation Satellites.

                                               

TIROS-9

TIROS-9 was a spin-stabilized meteorological satellite. It was the ninth in a series of Television Infrared Observation Satellites.

                                               

TIROS-10

TIROS-10 was a spin-stabilized meteorological satellite. It was the tenth and last in a series of Television Infrared Observation Satellites.

                                               

TIROS-N

TIROS-N satellite is the first of the TIROS-N series. It is a weather satellite launched in October 13, 1978. It was designed to become operational in 2 years. Its mass is 734 kilograms. Its perigee to Earth is 829 kilometers. Its apogee is 845 k ...

                                               

Kosmos 122

Kosmos 122, launched on 25 June 1966, Meteor No.5L, and was one of eleven satellites put into orbit between 1964 and 1969 for the purpose of tracking weather. This launch was dubbed a Kosmos satellite mission because that was the designation give ...

                                               

Kosmos 144

Kosmos 144, was launched on 28 February 1967, Meteor No.6L, and was one of eleven weather satellites launched by the Soviet Union between 1964 and 1969. Kosmos 144 was the second announced Russian meteorological satellite and the first interim op ...

                                               

Kosmos 156

Kosmos 156, was launched on 27 April 1967, Meteor No.7L, and was one of eleven weather satellites launched by the Soviet Union between 1964 and 1969. This particular satellite was one of nine Kosmos meteorological satellites that were launched be ...

                                               

RADARSAT

RADARSAT is a Canadian remote sensing Earth observation satellite program overseen by the Canadian Space Agency. The program has consisted of: RADARSAT-2 2007– RADARSAT-1 1995–2013 RADARSAT Constellation 2019-

                                               

Radarsat-1

RADARSAT-1 was Canadas first commercial Earth observation satellite. It utilized synthetic aperture radar to obtain images of the Earths surface to manage natural resources and monitor global climate change. As of March 2013, the satellite was de ...

                                               

Radarsat-2

RADARSAT-2 is an Earth observation satellite that was successfully launched December 14, 2007 for the Canadian Space Agency by Starsem, using a Soyuz FG launch vehicle, from Kazakhstans Baikonur Cosmodrome. RADARSAT-2 was previously assembled, in ...

                                               

CryoSat-2

CryoSat-2 is a European Space Agency environmental research satellite which was launched in April 2010. It provides scientists with data about the polar ice caps and tracks changes in the thickness of the ice with a resolution of about 1.3 centim ...

                                               

European Remote-Sensing Satellite

European remote sensing satellite was the European Space Agencys first Earth-observing satellite programme using a polar orbit. It consisted of 2 satellites, ERS-1 and ERS-2.

                                               

Swarm (spacecraft)

Swarm is a European Space Agency mission to study the Earths magnetic field. High-precision and high-resolution measurements of the strength, direction and variations of the Earths magnetic field, complemented by precise navigation, accelerometer ...

                                               

Parasol (satellite)

PARASOL is a French-built Earth observing research satellite. It carries an instrument called POLDER which studies the radiative and microphysical properties of clouds and aerosols. PARASOL was launched from the French spaceport in Kourou, French ...

                                               

Cartosat-1

Cartosat-1 or IRS-P5 is a stereoscopic Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit, and the first one of the Cartosat series of satellites. The satellite was built, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation. Wei ...

                                               

Cartosat-2

Cartosat-2 is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit and the second of the Cartosat series of satellites. The satellite was built, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation. Weighing around 680 kg at lau ...

                                               

Cartosat-2A

Cartosat-2A is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit and the third of the Cartosat series of satellites. The satellite is the thirteenth satellite in the Indian Remote Sensing satellite series to be built, launched and maintai ...

                                               

Cartosat-2B

CARTOSAT 2B is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit and the fourth of the Cartosat series of satellites. The satellite is the seventeenth satellite in the Indian Remote Sensing satellite series to be built by the Indian Space ...

                                               

Cartosat-2C

Cartosat-2C is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit and is a fifth flight unit of Cartosat series of satellites. The satellite is built at space application centre Ahemdabad, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Resear ...

                                               

Cartosat-2E

Cartosat-2E is an Earth observation satellite developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, and is the seventh in the Cartosat series. It is designed to collect high-resolution, large-scale imagery for use in urban planning, infrastructure ...

                                               

Cartosat-2F

Cartosat-2F is the eight satellite in the Cartosat-2 series. It is an Earth observation satellite launched on the PSLV-C40 mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The PSLV-C40 launch was initially placed on hiatus following failures wi ...

                                               

Cartosat-3

Cartosat-3 is an advanced Indian Earth Observation satellite built and developed by ISRO, which will replace the IRS series. It has a panchromatic resolution of 0.25 metres making it the imaging satellite with highest resolution in the world and ...

                                               

HySIS

HySIS is an Earth observation satellite which will provide hyperspectral imaging services to India for a range of applications in agriculture, forestry and in the assessment of geography such as coastal zones and inland waterways The data will al ...

                                               

Kalpana-1

Kalpana-1 was the first dedicated meteorological satellite launched by Indian Space Research Organisation using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on 12 September 2002. The satellite is three-axis stabilized and is powered by solar panels, getting up ...

                                               

Resourcesat-2A

Resourcesat-2A is a follow on mission to Resourcesat-1 and Resourcesat-2 which were launched in October, 2003 and April, 2011 respectively. The new satellite provides the same services as the other Resourcesat missions. It will give regular micro ...

                                               

RISAT-2B

RISAT-2B, or Radar Imaging Satellite 2B is an Indian radar reconnaissance satellite that is part of Indias RISAT programme and the third satellite in the series. It is built by Indian Space Research Organisation to replace RISAT-2. It was success ...

                                               

RISAT-2BR1

RISAT-2BR1 is a synthetic-aperture radar imaging satellite for reconnaissance built by Indian Space Research Organisation. It is part of Indias RISAT series of SAR imaging spacecrafts and fourth satellite in the series. RISAT-2BR1 was launched on ...

                                               

Hodoyoshi 3

Hodoyoshi-3 is a Japanese micro-satellite launched in 2014. The satellite is built in 0.5x0.5x0.65m box-shape bus, optimized for piggy-back launch. All instruments are powered by solar cells mounted on the spacecraft body and two stub wings, with ...

                                               

Hodoyoshi 4

Hodoyoshi-4 is a Japanese micro-satellite launched in 2014. The satellite is built in 0.5x0.6x0.7m box-shape bus, optimized for piggy-back launch. All instruments are powered by solar cells mounted on the spacecraft body and two stub wings, with ...

                                               

Raijin-2

Raijin-2 is a Japanese micro-satellite launched in 2014. The satellite is built around a 10 cm diameter, 1m focal length Cassegrain telescope and features the following instruments: WFC - wide field-of-view CCD camera HPT - main telescope with 5m ...

                                               

SOCRATES (satellite)

SOCRATES or Space Optical Communications Research Advanced Technology Satellite is a Japanese micro-satellite launched in 2014. The satellite is purely a technology demonstrator designed by NICT intended to help AES company to gain experience in ...

                                               

UNIFORM-1

UNIFORM-1 or University International Formation Mission is a Japanese micro-satellite launched in 2014. The satellite is built around a wildfire detection camera and features the following instruments: visible-light camera to assist in wildfire d ...

                                               

Badr-B

The Badr-B is the second spacecraft and the first earth observation satellite launched into Earth orbit on 10 December 2001 at 09:15 by the SUPARCO - Pakistans national space agency. Badr-B is a microsatellite, with a mass of ~70 kg, and containe ...

                                               

TabletSat-Aurora

TabletSat-Aurora is a Russian micro-satellite launched in 2014. The satellite is built in shape of hexagonal prism, with 6 foldable solar panels. It is claimed to be the first privately developed satellite in Russian Federation.

                                               

Nadezhda (satellite)

The system consisted of four satellites, each with a mass of 870kg, diameter of 2m and length of 3.5. They orbit at an inclination of 89 degrees and an altitude of 1.000 km. The first three satellites received designations Kosmos 1383 1982, Kosmo ...

                                               

Prognoz (satellite)

Prognoz, also known as SO-M was a Soviet scientific research satellite programme. Twelve Prognoz satellites were launched between 14 April 1972 and 29 August 1996, by Molniya-M carrier rockets. The satellites were placed in High Earth orbits. All ...

                                               

Formosat-2

Formosat-2 is a decommissioned Earth observation satellite formerly operated by the National Space Organization of Taiwan. It was a high-resolution photographic surveillance satellite with a daily revisit capability. Images are commercially avail ...

                                               

RASAT

RASAT is an earth observation satellite designed and developed by TUBITAK Space Technologies Research Institute and produced in Turkey to provide high resolution imagery. It is so the first one of its art completely realized in Turkey, and the se ...

                                               

Aqua (satellite)

Aqua is a NASA scientific research satellite in orbit around the Earth, studying the precipitation, evaporation, and cycling of water. It is the second major component of the Earth Observing System preceded by Terra and followed by Aura. The name ...

                                               

ARGOS (satellite)

The Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite, not to be confused with the Argos System which employs mostly NOAA satellites, was launched on 23 Feb 1999 carrying nine payloads for research and development missions by nine separate resea ...

                                               

C/NOFS

C/NOFS, or Communications/Navigation Outage Forecasting System was an American satellite developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate to investigate and forecast scintillations in the Earths ionosphere. It was launche ...