Template talk:Space-based meteorological observation

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Split into satellites and by sensor type[edit]

The list is getting pretty long and mixes together satellites with sensors on those satellites. I recommend we split the template into sections for satellites, Vis/IR sensors, and microwave sensors. Maybe an itemized list of satellites with each sensor as a sub-item. Something Like:

I hurried through the categorization, so it definitely deserves a double-check.

I would tend to agree more with the above edits if it could be incorporated with the current navbox. Because I pulled this following set of links that was incorrectly placed in another weather navbox and is now missing from this template, nice! -->
ADEOS II/Midori II | ACRIMSAT | Aqua | Aquarius | Aura | CALIPSO | CloudSat |
--HRS IAM 06:37, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

UARS[edit]

If SORCE is included, should not Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite also be included? —Fleminra (talk) 20:16, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

RapidEye[edit]

I think the RapidEye satellite constellation should be added very soon to this template ! Cheers, Rmatt —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.237.58.204 (talk) 10:08, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Misleading title?[edit]

Seems like all the satellites/projects listed belong to NASA. Shouldn't the template title reflect this? Jimgeorge (talk) 06:44, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

There are Chinese, Japanese, and European satellites/projects as well, not all of them are NASA and therefore the title should not be changed. -MBK004 06:55, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Why "Meteorological"? More than half of mentioned satellites produce data of no direct meteorological use (e.g. Radarsat, Landsat). I'd like to replace the current title with the shorter "Remote sensing systems in Earth orbit". Tom Paine (talk) 20:21, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Too many items in "other satellites"[edit]

I find it somewhat clumsy to have the majority of the satellites under the heading "other satellites." Perhaps a better division can be created? For example: weather satellites in low-earth orbit and weather-satellites in geostationary orbit. Nanobear (talk) 18:36, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

WINDSAT inclusion[edit]

WINDSAT was launched in 2003 as a proof of concept for the MIS sensor for NPOESS, and is still observing and transmitting data. The wiki page for WINDSAT already exists with sufficient external references to verify the status, and it would be good to include it in this template. ~unregistered user, 20:10, 14 October 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 132.250.22.10 (talk)

Split into weather/operational sats and scientific sats[edit]

It would be interesting to split into weather sats and scientific sats, and/or specifically have a category for SSO's.

--Gerrit CUTEDH 17:25, 8 August 2013 (UTC)