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Synchronous Meteorological Satellites (SMS)

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Weather satellites in geostationary orbit, managed by NASA for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). SMS-1 and -2 were development satellites leading up to the GOES (Geostationary Operational Environment Satellite) program; in fact, SMS 3 became operational as GOES-1. All the launches took place from Cape Canaveral using Delta 2914 rockets: SMS-1 launched on May 17, 1974 and failed on January 29, 1981; SMS-2 launched on February 6, 1975 and failed on August 5, 1981; SMS-3 (GOES-1) launched on October 16, 1975 and failed on February 3, 1985.

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platformType:      satellite
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