Next-generation Television and InfraRed Operational Satellites (ATN)
- The primary
objective of the Advanced TIROS-N
program was to improve on the capabilities and instrumentation of the
TIROS-N operational satellites. These improvements consisted of adding
instrument capacity to the satellite by making it slightly larger, then
adding new instrument systems incrementally starting with NOAA-8. The
Advanced TIROS-N program would serve as the fourth generation of US
operational weather satellites and is the one currently in use today.
- The EXPLORES! satellite page is a complete guide to the
history of all weather satellites launched by the U.S..