Accession Number : ADP002721

Title :   The European Space Agency's Earth Observation Satellite Programmes,

Corporate Author : EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Dieterle,G.

Report Date : AUG 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The presentation starts with a short description of the METEOSAT Programme, the first programme of ESA in the field of Earth Observation. The METEOSAT satellites are positioned at geostationary orbits and image the earth's surface and its cloud cover simultaneously in the visible, infrared and water vapour absorption bands. These satellites have also their own data relay and dissemination system to serve simple ground stations.

Descriptors :   *Meteorological radar, *Scientific satellites, *Data links, Synchronous satellites, Cloud cover, Earth(Planet), Water vapor, Band spectra, Ground stations, Earth orbits, Absorption spectra, Infrared spectra, Molecular spectroscopy, Bands(Strips), Orbits, Stationary, Absorption, Surfaces, Observation, France, Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE