Beckman's Advanced Technology Operations subcontracted to develop an optical system for the Nimbus 5 weather satellite. The instrument measured infrared radiation emitted from Earth in seven spectral intervals, and used that data to provide meteorological data and enhance weather forecasts.
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“Beckman Infrared Temperature Profile Radiometer (ITPR),” circa 1970. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 58, Folder 15. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/pz50gw59m.
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