What was the name of the first weather satellite?

Answer According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the first weather satellite was named TIROS-1, or Television Infrared Observation Satellite. It was launched April 1, 1960, from Ca... Read More »

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Who launched the first weather satellite?

NASA launched the first weather satellite, Television Infrared Observation Satellite (TIROS-1), on April 1, 1960 out of Cape Canaveral, Florida, according to Wired Magazine. TIROS was 42 inches wid... Read More »

What Is the Purpose of a Weather Satellite?

Weather satellites are used to track many different environmental, atmospheric, and even geological conditions that affect the Earth and the Earth's atmosphere. Two main types of weather satellite ... Read More »

Who discovered the first weather satellite?

The first weather satellite was developed and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1960 with help from the US military and weather service, and RCA. The satellite... Read More »

Where do weather satellite radar images come from?

Weather radar images come from orbiting satellites called geostationary, as they remain fixed at certain points across the globe. GOES and NEXRAD radar satellites determine wind speed and cloud cov... Read More »