TIROS II, ITOS, and GOES satellites in Looking at Earth

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These satellites exemplify the critical role spacecraft play in weather forecasting. At right, the prototype TIROS II, representing an early series of weather satellites; at left, a test version of ITOS, a later generation TIROS; and between them, a scale-model GOES satellite.


Eric Long

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