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How Satellites Changed the Face of the Earth

  • Jack Fishman
  • Robert Kalish

Abstract

April 1, 1960 dawned clear and warm over Cape Canaveral, Florida. At 6:40 a.m. the feeding herons in the nearby marsh were startled by a thunderous roar as a Thor-Able rocket leapt from its pad at the U.S. Space Center. Arcing northeastward over the Atlantic Ocean, the rocket pushed its 270-pound, hatbox-shaped spacecraft into orbit 450 miles above the earth. In the nose cone of the rocket was the United States’ first tentative step at changing how weather forecasts were made.

Keywords

Weather Forecast Infrared Image Infrared Sensor Doppler Radar Lidar System 
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© Jack Fishman and Robert Kalish 1994

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  • Jack Fishman
  • Robert Kalish

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