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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...

2009-02-11 07:00:00

GOES-R Will Predict Severe Weather at Unprecedented Speed and Accuracy MELBOURNE, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, recently delivered its proposal for a total, end-to-end solution for the ground segment of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) program. The ground segment provides receiving and...

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2009-02-08 11:40:00

The Delta II carrying NOAA-N Prime lifted off Feb. 6, 2009 at 2:22 a.m. Pacific time, 5:22 a.m. Eastern time from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The countdown proceeded smoothly throughout the night and early morning. Neither the spacecraft nor the United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle experienced any technical issues, and the weather conditions remained favorable. The countdown and launch are managed by the NASA Launch Services Program office at...

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...

2009-02-05 13:51:48

The U.S. space agency has, for the second time this week, postponed the launch of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the launch of the NOAA-N Prime weather satellite was delayed Thursday morning when a payload air conditioning compressor at the launch pad failed. The unit provides cool, dry air inside the spacecraft prior to launch. Though unlikely, the payload team needs additional time to be assured...

2009-02-04 12:40:00

The U.S. space agency scrubbed the launch of a weather satellite early Wednesday, just minutes before it was scheduled to lift off. The launch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's NOAA-N Prime weather satellite was postponed when a launch pad gaseous nitrogen pressurization system failed, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. The system maintains pressurization and purges to various systems of the Delta II rocket prior to launch. NASA said the next launch...

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...

2008-12-16 10:24:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oceanography data that will help scientists around the world better understand climate change are now available. The data come from the Ocean Surface Topography Mission, also known as OSTM/Jason-2, a spacecraft developed jointly by NASA and the French space agency. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Launched June 20, 2008, the mission's first validated data products in support of improved weather, climate and ocean...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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