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Satellites. Satellites that are circling the Earth and orbit at a speed matching the Earth’s rotation There are currently two in orbit They monitor and track storm developments like flash floods, hail storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes

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  • Satellites that are circling the Earth and orbit at a speed matching the Earth’s rotation

  • There are currently two in orbit

  • They monitor and track storm developments like flash floods, hail storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes

  • They detect ice fields and map the movements of sea and lake ice

  • The imagery in the satellite estimates the amount of rainfall falling during a thunderstorm



  • Orbiting the Earth along side the GOES but orbiting closer to the poles

  • They measure the Earth's atmosphere

  • Orbit the poles 14 times a day

  • Collect global data on a daily basis for land, ocean, and atmospheric applications

  • The data supports a variety of environmental monitoring

Nasa s small satellite missions
NASA’s Small Satellite Missions

  • NanoSail-D was viewable to the naked eye across the United States from Friday, Feb. 25th to Monday, March 7th.

  • This satellite was sent off in low Earth orbit on Jan. 20th and was only 100-square-feet solar sail.

  • NASA teamed up with to encourage individuals to capture this historic satellite.

  • These small satellites weigh between 2 and 440 pounds.

  • The nanosatellites are used for biology experiments, test propulsion and the communications.

U s satellite goes into space on top secret mission
U.S. Satellite Goes Into Space on Top-Secret Mission

  • A spy satellite sent on top of an Atlas 5 rocket and launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base

  • Everything about this mission and satellite still remains classified by the U.S. military.

  • Media reports say this is a “military’s national defense mission. “

  • The National Reconnaissance Office has now launched 6 satellite missions since Sept. 2010. All missions relate to classified missions.

  • Recent launch has now made 4 launches in 2011 so far.

  • One of the satellite launches that was in January let the U.S. government take pictures that can “distinguish the make and model of an automobile hundreds of miles below” La times carried.

Landsat 7
Landsat 7

  • The Landsat Program is jointly managed by NASA and U.S. Geological Survey. It’s been taking shots of the continents and coastal regions for 30 years.

  • False color Landsat 7 ETM+ bands 4, 3, and 2 were used to create this image. This is of the Sedai Coast

  • It provided images of inundated water from the tsunami and smoke from fire and debris in the water from the 9.0 earthquake.


  • Terra is a mission that has a partnership between both Canada and Japan

  • Terra uses an instrument called the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer

  • It caught images of the coastal cities of Ofunato and Kesennuma

  • The areas on the left that were vegetation are now gone on the right side due to the trauma from the tsunami and it being flooded

Geoeye 1

  • GeoEye took all these images of the before and after of Japan

  • GeoEye is from a foundation that is a non-profit organization. It’s main purpose was to share this kind of technology with students and teachers in environmental studies and philanthropy


  • The GeoEye Foundation has provided images to non-governmental organizations for disaster response and recovery

New horizon
New Horizon

  • NASA’s new Horizons spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida

  • The 1,054-pound spacecraft was sent up by an Atlas V rocket

  • This was the fastest launch at about 36,000 miles per hour

  • New Horizons will be passing Jupiter on its way to Pluto

  • Once it makes it to Pluto it will take close-up pictures of the surface and do in-depth studies on Pluto its self and its moons.

  • Also as part of the New Horizon mission it will look at objects in the Kuiper Belt


  • Galileo made a six-year journey to Jupiter

  • It launched on October 18, 1989 and made it to Jupiter on December 7, 1995

  • Galileo stayed there for two years studying the magnetic fields, particles and atmosphere of Jupiter

  • Before making it to Jupiter, Galileo visited Venus, two asteroids and returned to Earth twice.

  • Galileo was followed up with Galileo Europa Mission. This missionextending for another two years.

  • This missionStudied Europa and the other Jovian Satellites