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Meteorological Satellites—The Very Early Years, Prior to Launch of TIROS-1

William W. Vaughan
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The meteorological satellite program began in the United States as the result of the actions taken by a very small but dedicated group of people from the late 1940s to 1960. This paper provides firsthand accounts by two of these dedicated individuals. Their remarks provide an insight into the trials and tribulations they and the program encountered during these very early years. Those now active in the program, many of whom do not recall this time, might appreciate the effort of these pioneers and the legacy they left for us.

*University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama.

+NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama.

Corresponding author address: Dr. William W. Vaughan, Atmospheric Science Program, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899.

The meteorological satellite program began in the United States as the result of the actions taken by a very small but dedicated group of people from the late 1940s to 1960. This paper provides firsthand accounts by two of these dedicated individuals. Their remarks provide an insight into the trials and tribulations they and the program encountered during these very early years. Those now active in the program, many of whom do not recall this time, might appreciate the effort of these pioneers and the legacy they left for us.

*University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama.

+NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama.

Corresponding author address: Dr. William W. Vaughan, Atmospheric Science Program, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899.
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