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  • Weather satellites operate in Polar or Geostationary orbits.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 27 March 2013, Updated 9 May 2023 Size: 570 KB Referencing Hub media

    Weather satellites operate in two orbit types. The GEO mode allows the same geographic area to be viewed continuously from a very high altitude. With the LEO polar orbit, complete Earth coverage is possible.

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