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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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2009-12-11 10:56:04

The decision of who will construct the next generation of weather satellites, or Meteosats, for Europe has been postponed three months. The Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) program will cost about $5 billion in all, and should guarantee space-borne weather information until 2040. Thales Alenia Space of France and EADS Astrium of Germany are competing to head the satellites' enlargement. The European Space Agency wants more time to review the qualities of both teams before it comes to a...

2009-12-11 08:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle is providing cyber security support to Harris Corporation in its development of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite -- Series R (GOES-R) Ground Segment , a new ground based system to support NOAA's next generation of geostationary weather satellites. "Harris brought Wyle on board to augment the Harris information security team and leverage our understanding of current NOAA security requirements," said Doug Newlon of Wyle's...

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2009-11-30 11:15:00

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite named GOES-14, is being placed in on-orbit storage this month to await its call to duty. Since it was launched, scientists and engineers on the ground have been monitoring the instruments on GOES-14, formerly known as GOES-O, and it is operating well. "The GOES-14 (O) Post Launch Test phase continues with the specification testing of the Image Navigation and Registration (INR) System and performance is excellent," said Andre' Dress, GOES...

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2009-07-28 13:55:00

The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-14, provided its first visible full disk image of Earth on July 27, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The prime instrument on GOES, called the Imager, is taking images of Earth with a 1 kilometer (km) or 0.62 mile resolution from an altitude of 36,000 km (22,240 miles) above Earth's surface, equivalent to taking a picture of a dime from a distance of seven football fields."The first GOES-14 visible full disk image shows little activity in the...

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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...

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2009-07-07 08:10:00

Using radiation measurements obtained by the MetOp satellite, scientists have produced the first complete map of global ammonia emissions "“ a pollutant of key environmental concern. The map, based on observations throughout 2008, shows inaccuracies in current ammonia inventories and identifies new hotspots. Ammonia emissions contribute to a host of environmental problems, including soil acidification, reductions in biodiversity and the formation of atmospheric particulate matter,...

2009-06-30 19:05:00

alli MINNEAPOLIS, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) composite, propulsion and spacecraft technologies supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite O (GOES-O) on its mission to monitor weather conditions throughout the United States. The mission was flown for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which deployed the GOES-O satellite...