run by noaa
Operational Environmental Satellites (POES)
are three-axis-stabilized spacecrafts that are launched into an
orbit 830-870 kilometers high,
constantly circling the Earth in an almost north-south orbit,
passing close to both poles.
POES satellites from NOAA-6 offer 4 or 5 channel multispectral daily
repetitive global coverage.|
|Image provided by:
National Climatic Data Center
The NOAA-12 -14 belong to the TIROS series known as the
advanced Television Infrared Observing System satellite
(The first meteorological satellite was one of the TIROS family).