what are u. s. weather satellites called?

Question by Makenzie: what are u. s. weather satellites called?
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They are basically called weather satellites. However, The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration has a weather satellite called GOES. http://www.goes.noaa.gov/

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  • Joseph says:

    The weather satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are called Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, GOES for short. The satellites are numbered GOES-1, GOES-2, etc. They are up to GOES-15 now. Once in orbit they become known as GOES East and GOES West.

    The weather satelites in polar orbit are part of the Polar Operational Environmental Program (POES)and are called NOAA-17, NOAA-18 and NOAA-19.

    The US military weather satellites are called Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP.)

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