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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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2010-03-29 07:25:00

During the first two weeks of February 2010, the GOES-12 weather satellite observed a record-setting series of "Nor'easter" snow storms which blanketed the mid-Atlantic coast in two blizzards. Washington, D.C. normally averages only 16 inches of snow per year, but this year most of the season's snowfall arrived over several days and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-12 captured the storms. NASA's GOES Project created a movie of GOES satellite data from February...

2010-03-19 13:33:50

Twelve days after a flawless launch, NASA and NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-P (GOES-P) reached its proper orbit and was renamed GOES-15. The latest weather satellite will complete its checkout in mid August 2010 and be stored in-orbit, ready for activation should one of the operational GOES satellites degrade or exhaust their fuel. "The NASA team has done an excellent job and the spacecraft performance has been near perfect. Reaching the proper orbit marks a...

2010-02-22 15:40:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is preparing to launch the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-P (GOES-P) from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch is targeted for March 2, during a launch window from 6:19 to 7:19 p.m. EST. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "GOES are the backbone of NOAA's severe weather forecasts, monitoring fast-changing conditions in the atmosphere that...

2009-12-17 10:30:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team, awarded a contract by NASA in 2007 to design and build the agency's Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R Series, has met the requirements of a Critical Design Review. The review was conducted last week at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto by a group of multi-disciplinary experts from NASA and...

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2009-07-26 07:20:00

A weather satellite program that has been scrutinized as being poorly run and plagued with delays and cost escalation is now set to receive $100 million more in funding from the Obama administration. The additional money has been requested for fiscal year 2010 for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). NPOESS is the United States' next-generation satellite system that will monitor the Earth's weather, atmosphere, oceans, land, and near-space...

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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2009-07-10 10:21:44

On June 27, 2009, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-O, soared into space during a spectacular launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. GOES-O has now been renamed and its solar array has been deployed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-O satellite is the second in the GOES N Series that will improve weather forecasting and monitor environmental events around the world. Since the launch, the NASA operation and...

2009-03-23 11:24:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The NOAA-N Prime spacecraft, the final Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) launched on Feb. 6, 2009, has completed a comprehensive 45-day on-orbit verification period. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) built NOAA-N Prime at its Space Systems Company Sunnyvale facility. The new satellite, designated NOAA-19 when it reached orbit, is the final spacecraft in the TIROS series. All have been designed and built for the National Aeronautics and...