What’s the weather doing? Is it going to rain today? How much? What about temperatures? We depend on modern weather forecasting, thanks, in part to the vast network of weather satellites. What instruments do they have, what orbits do they use.
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Geostationary Satellites – GOES series
Polar sun-synchronous satellites EUMETSATs
Himawari (????, “sunflower”) geostationary satellites
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