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

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.

Photographer:

Eric Long

ID #:

SI 2001-2244

Source:

National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian Institution

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