Satellites and Orbits: From Past to Current Satellites


Jochen Kerkmann gives an overview on the historical development of satellites, orbits and instruments.

Length: 30 minutes.


The invention of weather satellites has opened a new area in weather forecasting. Satellite observations enable to continuously monitor the weather regimes on the whole globe. Therefore they provide a powerful tool in weather forecasting. This lecture leads from the invention of weather satellites to the current operational satellites.

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