Weather Satellites and the "Go Fast" Rocket

Episode 3 · May 17th, 2017 · 5 mins 49 secs

About this Episode

On May 17th, 1974 the first Synchronous Meteorological Satellite or SMS-1 was launched on a Delta 2000 series rocket. The SMS-1 and SMS-2 satellites were the first purpose-built geostationary weather satellites ever launched and these missions started a long lineage that leads to the present day GOES missions.