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2013-01-11 08:20:19

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite was the focus of a high-profile panel discussion at this week's annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. The consensus among the panel's meteorologists: VIIRS is opening up exciting new possibilities for weather and climate monitoring. Commenting on VIIRS' unique day-night band, which enables the capture of highly detailed imagery in extremely low-light...

2013-01-08 08:21:55

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) instrument being built for the first Joint Polar Satellite System satellite (JPSS-1) is progressing ahead of schedule and on budget. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/LA38923) The OMPS nadir sensor and main electronics box are in the final stages of unit testing, with testing of the integrated sensor suite planned for early spring of...

2013-01-08 08:21:54

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully completed the delta Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. The four-day review was held Dec. 10-13, and included more than 100 representatives from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and JPSS instrument providers. The review team congratulated the JPSS-1 team for...

Western Australia Lit Up By Wildfires
2012-12-10 09:03:03

NASA [ Watch The Video ] Careful observers of the new "Black Marble" images of Earth at night released this week by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have noticed bright areas in the western part of Australia that are largely uninhabited. Why is this area so lit up, many have asked? Away from the cities, much of the night light observed by the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite in these images comes from wildfires. In the bright areas of western Australia,...

2012-12-05 16:20:51

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite has been used to create a series of nighttime images of the Earth that NASA is calling "an order of magnitude more detailed" than previous images. These images, including the "Black Marble" view of the entire globe, were obtained using the VIIRS day-night band, which enables visible-like imagery of Earth in extremely low-light conditions. VIIRS has been...

2012-12-05 16:20:17

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists unveiled today an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Many satellites are equipped to look at...

Earth's Night Lights Imaged Like Never Before
2012-12-05 15:25:46

[ Watch the Video: Video Of Earth at Night ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists unveiled new images of views of Earth at night using images taken by a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite. The images show the glow of human-built cities throughout the Earth, giving the nocturnal peek at what it´s like looking down on the dark side of our planet. The day-night band of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer...

2012-11-08 08:21:49

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite built for NASA, marked one year on orbit, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121108/LA08510) Suomi NPP is the bridge to the next-generation U.S. civil polar-orbiting Earth-observation satellite system. It provides continuity of critical observations for accurate weather forecasting, reliable severe storm...

Hurricane Sandy's Mid-Atlantic Blackout Captured By Suomi NPP Satellite
2012-11-02 07:27:24

NASA The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellitecaptured a night-time view of New York City, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania that revealed the extent of the power outages caused from Hurricane Sandy's landfall on October 29. Suomi NPP is a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Department of Defense. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP captured a night-time view of the...

Night-time View Of Sandy's Landfall Captured By NASA/NOAA's Suomi NPP
2012-11-01 06:10:48

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center As Hurricane Sandy made a historic landfall on the New Jersey coast during the night of Oct. 29, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on NASA/NOAA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite captured this night-time view of the storm. This image provided by University of Wisconsin-Madison is a composite of several satellite passes over North America taken 16 to18 hours before Sandy's landfall. The storm was captured by a...