weather satellite


Origin:
1955–60

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weather satellite definition


An artificial satellite that revolves around the Earth and detects and reports weather patterns on the Earth's surface.

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One of its missiles crashed into a large weather satellite.
These cloud formations are visible in weather satellite imagery.
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