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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...

2008-12-02 16:59:00

DENVER, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced today it has selected Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for award of a contract to build the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series, known as GOES-R, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The basic contract is for two spacecraft. Two options each provide for one additional spacecraft. The total estimated value of the basic contract...

2008-12-02 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA, in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, has selected the contractor for the next series of weather satellites. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Denver was selected to build the satellites for NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, or GOES-R, Program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The basic contract is for two spacecraft. Two options each provide...

2008-12-03 09:43:56

The U.S. space agency, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has selected the contractor for the next series of weather satellites. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration named the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. of Denver to build the satellites for NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites Program. NASA said the basic contract -- for two spacecraft, with options for two additional satellites -- is valued at $1.09 billion. GOES-R (the...

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2008-12-02 16:00:00

NASA, in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, has selected the contractor for the next series of weather satellites. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Denver was selected to build the satellites for NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, or GOES-R, Program. The basic contract is for two spacecraft. Two options each provide for one additional spacecraft. The total estimated value of the basic contract including options is...

2008-11-06 11:17:33

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Flight 16 (F16) Block 5D-3 spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin , has surpassed five years of on-orbit operations and continues to provide critical weather data to the warfighter, one year beyond its four year design life. The DMSP constellation is built under contract for the U.S. Air Force and is operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As a result of 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....

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2008-10-24 08:50:00

By Oren Dorell The U.S. government is looking to launch a new and powerful weather satellite that will be better able to pinpoint where hurricanes and tornadoes may strike. The Geostationary Orbiting Environmental Satellite, called GOES-R, will possess technologies not found in weather satellites such as the ability to photograph hurricane storm tracks every 30 seconds and capture images of cloud-to-cloud lightning that can precede tornadoes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

2008-10-11 06:00:19

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["1st Ld-Writethru: China To Launch FY-4 Weather Satellite Around 2013"] BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) - China plans to launch the first satellite of the Fengyun-4 (FY-4) series by 2013, said the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) during a meeting here Friday. The FY-4 project involves the country's second-generation of geo- stationary meteorological satellites. Leading scientists and engineers...