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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...

2009-03-03 14:20:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) developed by NASA for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), called GOES-O, arrived this morning by a C17 military cargo aircraft at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility from the manufacturing plant in El Segundo, Calif. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The GOES-O satellite is targeted to launch April...

2009-02-06 07:08:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The NOAA-N Prime spacecraft, the final Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES), was launched successfully this morning at 2:22 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) built NOAA-N Prime at its Space Systems Company Sunnyvale facility. NOAA-N Prime is the latest in the Advanced TIROS-N (ATN) satellite series. All have been designed and built for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) by...

2009-02-06 06:18:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new environmental satellite that will improve weather forecasting and monitor environmental events around the world soared into space this morning after a picture-perfect launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA-N Prime spacecraft lifted off at 2:22 a.m. PST aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from NASA's Space Launch Complex 2. Approximately 65 minutes later, the...

2009-02-02 11:38:01

The U.S. space agency said weather forecasts appear favorable for the launch of the NOAA-N Prime weather satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Built for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by the Lockheed Martin Corp, the satellite -- to be launched Wednesday -- is expected to improve weather forecasting and monitoring of environmental events around the world. NOAA-N Prime is the fifth and last in the current series of five polar-orbiting satellites with improved...

2009-01-21 12:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The NOAA-N Prime spacecraft, a Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES), is being prepared for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket on February 4, 2009. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) built NOAA-N Prime at its Space Systems Company Sunnyvale facility. NOAA-N Prime is the latest and final spacecraft in the Advanced TIROS-N (ATN) satellite series. All have been designed and built for 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....

2008-10-20 12:00:08

The U.S. space agency says it has increased the ordering value of a contract with Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc. of Greenbelt, Md. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the contract's minimum ordering value was increased by $49.2 million to support the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. The company, under its indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, performs tasks necessary for the design,...

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2008-07-02 14:20:00

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, located in Greenbelt, Maryland, has the lead on many exciting space missions launching in the next year. These missions include a final repair trip to upgrade the famous Hubble Space Telescope and spacecraft to study powerful gamma-rays, the moon, the Sun, and Earth's weather and pollution. "This is one of the busiest periods in the history of Goddard," said Rick Obenschain, acting director of Goddard. The mission that kicked off the series of launches was...

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2006-10-16 15:22:13

Following the roll out to the launch pad and erection at the launch tower at the weekend, MetOp is ready for launch at 18:28 CEST tomorrow from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch of Europe's first polar-orbiting weather satellite is set to make a major contribution to global weather forecasting and climate monitoring. The roll out to the launch pad and erection of the Soyuz rocket at the launch tower took place on Saturday 14 October. Carried by train, the launcher left...


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