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2010-03-04 22:58:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance, on behalf of Boeing Launch Services, successfully launched the third of three next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) missions for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The satellite, designated GOES P was launched aboard a Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex-37 at 6:57 p.m. EST. The first GOES satellite in the series, designated GOES N, was launched...

2010-03-04 22:42:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines helped boost the last in a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, designated GOES-P, into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today to help meteorologists monitor severe weather while improving the daily forecast. It will also provide early warning of solar disturbances that disrupt communications, navigation and power systems on earth. Pratt & Whitney...

2010-03-04 22:32:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 spacecrafts to improve weather forecasting and monitoring of environmental events. (Logo:...

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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....

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2010-03-02 07:50:00

The Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) instrument, designed and built by Lockheed Martin at its Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is ready for flight. Built for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md., SXI is awaiting launch "“ scheduled for March 4 "“ on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-P spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. SXI is one of a suite of instruments that resides on the current generation of...

2010-03-01 10:07:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) instrument, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) at its Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is ready for flight. Built for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md., SXI is awaiting launch - scheduled for March 2 - on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-P spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. SXI is one of a suite of instruments...

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2010-03-04 08:35:00

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-P, or GOES-P, is scheduled for launch aboard a Delta IV rocket on Thursday, March 4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The one-hour launch window extends from 6:17 to 7:17 p.m. EST. GOES-P will provide expanded capability for space and solar environment-monitoring instruments. The satellite will enhance forecasts and warnings for solar disturbances. GOES-P data will help protect billions of dollars in investments by the...

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...

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2010-02-22 12:25:00

Since the launch of the first Meteosat in 1977, 33 years of imagery combined with increasing computer power have given meteorologists the tools to improve weather forecasting, with direct benefits for us. Numerical weather prediction is improving with data from operational satellites, like Meteosat Second Generation (MSG). Today, thousands of daily measurements are the basis for numerical forecasts, making use of the world's most powerful computers. The MSG satellites are expected to provide...

2010-02-04 14:00:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has expanded its already strong presence in the Washington, DC area with the opening of a 24,400-square-foot facility to support activities for the company's 10-year, $736 million Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite -- Series R Ground Segment (GOES-R GS) contract. Harris is the program's prime contractor and systems integrator. Senior officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...


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