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The New Capabilities of Weather Satellites

  • Joseph N. Pelton
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Weather, or meteorological, satellites are in fact essentially remote-sensing satellites. What is an important distinguishing feature about this type of satellite application is that they are essentially all operated as governmental services that are supported by tax revenues rather than commercial revenues and services.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph N. Pelton
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  1. 1.International Association for the Advancement of Space SafetyArlingtonUSA

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