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The World According to Weather Satellites

Honoring the 60th Anniversary of the First Weather Satellite

 

On April 1, 1960, the first operational weather satellite, TIROS-1, launched from Cape Canaveral. This multimedia storymap looks at the value and importance of the nation's weather satellites and the game-changing moments in their 60-year history. Read more about how our satellites help protect life and property in this joint NOAA/NASA story map, powered by Esri.