Do you want to learn more about Earth observation satellites?
For some selected satellites you may find some facts about when the satellite was placed in orbit, orbital time, satellite orbits, instruments, channels, spectral and spatial resolution.
|Facts about the Meteosat satellites|
|The weather satellites Meteosat are European geostationary satellites, administered by EUMETSAT. EUMETSAT is an organisation of 17 European countries, and was established in 1986 in order to finance and run satellite based meteorological observation systems in close cooperation with ESA.|
|Facts about Landsat 7|
|Landsat 7 takes images of the surface of the Earth from a height of 705 km. The satellite moves in a fixed orbital track and passes the same area every 16days. Provided the weather is clear, it is possible to get the same satellite data from exactly the same area every 16 days.|
|Facts about Spot 5|
|The French satellite SPOT 5 was launched and put into orbit 4th May 2002 and became operative from the middle of July. Data from the satellite are suitable for use in environmental surveillance, planning and land use management and mapping.|