How satellites see almost everything

Saturday 13 August 2016 12:49PM (view full episode)


Thousands of satellites are in orbit around the Earth. The Goddard Space Flight Center lists 2,271 satellites in orbit. Russia has 1,324 satellites. The US has 658. Satellites are used for GPS, they are the backbone of our modern communications and they can monitor a large range of meteorological phenomena and surface conditions. Jack Kaye from NASA’s Earth Science Division describes some of the imagery available and its uses.