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The first weather satellite launched more than 6 decades ago


The first weather satellite launched more than 6 decades ago What would we do without weather satellites? Previously, before this date in 1960, forecasters were blind to hurricanes out at sea. Then came the world’s first useful weather satellite, the polar-orbiting TIROS-1, which launched April 1 from Cape Canaveral. While the satellite only operated for 78 days, it sent the first meteorological pictures showing what clouds looked like from space.    More



(Source: WJXT News4JAX - Apr 2)

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