Earth  ID: 10372

NOAA-N Prime and GOES-O in Orbit Animation

Since 1960, NOAA has operated a fleet of Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellites called POES, complimented by the higher altitude (36,000km) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES). The stationary GOES satellites give a constant view from two points in space, while the polar-orbiting NOAA-N Prime circles the Earth at a lower altitude (860km) once every 102 minutes. These two systems provide continuous data about the global atmosphere.

Credits

Chris Meaney (HTSI): Lead Animator
Silvia Stoyanova (UMBC): Producer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Short URL to share this page:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10372

Missions:
NOAA-N
NOAA-N Prime
POES

Data Used:
NOAA-N Prime/SARSAT
NOAA-N Prime/TIROS
GOES
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Climate
DLESE >> Geology
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Human geography
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Remote Sensing
DLESE >> Structural geology
SVS >> Volcano
SVS >> Weather
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Solid Earth >> Volcanoes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Tornados
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Fires
SVS >> GOES
SVS >> NOAA
SVS >> Polar Spacecraft
SVS >> POES
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0