Geostationary Weather Satellites: Design Progress Made, but Schedule Uncertainty Needs to Be Addressed
||U.S. Government Accountability Office, |
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $5.40|
| Book Description: |
Since the 1960s, geostationary satellites have been used by the United States to provide meteorological data for weather observation, research, and forecasting. NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service is responsible for managing the civilian operational geostationary satellite system, called GOES. Geostationary satellites can maintain a constant view of the earth from a high orbit of about 22,300 miles in space.