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2012-08-15 20:14:34

NASA has selected the Norwegian Space Centre (NSC) of Oslo, Norway, for combined data support services for NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program. This is a firm-fixed price contract with a value of about $22 million, which includes one base year and four one-year options to extend performance. This contract permits usage of the Svalbard Satellite Station ground station and other NSC data services resources to support the JPSS Program requirements for three missions: Global...

Long-Awaited Earth-Observing Satellite Launching October 28
2011-10-27 06:31:40

NASA's NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) Earth-observing satellite will finally be launched after a five-year delay on October 28. The $1.5 billion satellite will lift off on Friday aboard a Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. NASA already has a fleet of satellites circling the Earth, but the new satellite is more sophisticated and carries five different types of instruments to collect environmental data. One of the satellite's main missions is to test key...

2011-02-01 11:21:00

DENVER, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin team designing NASA and NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-series (GOES-R) weather satellite has successfully completed its system Preliminary Design Review, a major milestone in the program's development. GOES-R is the nation's next generation geostationary weather satellite. The GOES-R team will now proceed with detailed design work for the spacecraft that will lead to the Critical Design Review scheduled...

2010-09-21 08:52:47

NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has awarded a sole source contract to ITT Corporation of Ft. Wayne, Ind. The award is for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) instrument planned for flight on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) in 2014. JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). This includes the satellites and sensors supporting civil weather and...

2010-04-01 09:35:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- TIROS-1-the first Television and Infrared Observation Satellite-and its successors revolutionized weather observation and forecasting. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and its heritage companies built every one of the TIROS series of spacecraft, from TIROS-1- launched on April 1, 1960- through NOAA-N Prime, launched on February 6, 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100401/AQ80007) "We at Lockheed Martin are enormously proud of our...

2010-04-01 09:34:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty years ago, the world's first weather satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., opening a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting. Leaders from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, hailed the milestone as an example of a strong agency partnership and commitment to flying the best Earth observation satellites today and in the future. (Logo:...

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2010-04-01 09:49:02

Fifty years ago, the world's first weather satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., opening a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting. Leaders from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, hailed the milestone as an example of a strong agency partnership and commitment to flying the best Earth observation satellites today and in the future. The first image from the Television Infrared Observation Satellite, known as TIROS-1, was a fuzzy picture...

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2010-03-04 19:35:00

The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-P, lifted off Thursday aboard a Delta IV rocket at 6:57 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite joins four other similar spacecraft to improve weather forecasting and monitoring of environmental events. Approximately four hours and 21 minutes after liftoff, the spacecraft separated from the launch vehicle....

2009-07-10 15:21:23

NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Colorado at Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics for the development of the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor, or TSIS, a key instrument for the future National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System, known as NPOESS. The total estimated value of the cost, no-fee contract is approximately $42 million. The contractor will be responsible for the design, engineering analyses, hardware and software...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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