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2008-12-03 09:43:56

The U.S. space agency, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has selected the contractor for the next series of weather satellites. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration named the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. of Denver to build the satellites for NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites Program. NASA said the basic contract -- for two spacecraft, with options for two additional satellites -- is valued at $1.09 billion. GOES-R (the...

2008-11-05 15:10:00

The latest polar-orbiting environmental weather satellite developed by the U.S. space agency has arrived in California for its scheduled Feb. 4 launch. The satellite, called NOAA-N Prime, was produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The satellite is similar to NOAA-N that was launched in May 2005. The satellite will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base by a United Launch Alliance two-stage Delta II rocket....

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2005-05-20 07:17:45

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- After a series of delays, a rocket carrying a global weather-tracking satellite blasted off Friday on a multimillion-dollar mission to improve forecasting and monitor global climate changes. The satellite originally was pegged to launch May 11 but the $341 million mission was scrubbed four times - twice by high winds, once because of a problem with launch pad equipment and because of a loose vent hose. The 3,100-pound satellite, built by Lockheed...


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