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A satellite that travels in a geostationary orbit, allowing it to observe a considerable area of the Earth’s surface on a continuous basis.
geostationary satellite trim tab solar array magnetometer UHF antenna imager sounder telemetry and command antenna S-band high gain antenna Earth sensor

trim tab click to hear

Adjustable mechanical component that makes it possible to modify the satellite’s position.

solar array click to hear

Power supply device that converts solar energy into immediately usable electrical energy.

magnetometer click to hear

Instrument designed to measure the Earth’s magnetic field.

UHF antenna click to hear

Antenna that provides a radio link with terrestrial stations.

imager click to hear

Radiometer that generates images of clouds and of the surface of the Earth and the oceans.

sounder click to hear

Radiometer designed to measure temperature and humidity at different altitudes in the atmosphere.

telemetry and command antenna click to hear

It allows terrestrial stations to monitor satellite operations and transmit commands to the satellite.

S-band high gain antenna click to hear

Main antenna pointed toward the Earth to transmit large quantities of scientific data.

Earth sensor click to hear

Instrument that locates the Earth’s horizon so that the antenna can be positioned correctly.