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2011-09-15 12:10:56

NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has awarded a sole source letter contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. of Azusa, Calif., for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument planned for flight on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). The estimated value of this letter contract is $30 million with a period of performance from 2011 through 2017. Northrop Grumman will manufacture, test and deliver ATMS, support...

2011-09-14 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has awarded a sole source letter contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. of Azusa, Calif., for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument planned for flight on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The estimated value of this letter contract is $30 million with a...

2011-08-31 16:07:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A NASA spacecraft carrying a Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) climate and weather monitoring sensor has been shipped to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in preparation for launch. Data provided by the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite, which will fly in a polar orbit aboard NASA's NPOESS Preparatory Project spacecraft, will provide advanced forecasting imagery as part of the next-generation U.S. weather satellite system. "VIIRS...

2011-08-31 15:15:00

  WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Aug. 30, NASA's next Earth-observing research satellite arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to begin preparations for an October launch. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) is the first of a new generation of satellites that will observe many facets of our changing Earth. The...

2011-08-25 08:00:00

AURORA, Colo., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) developed Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System achieved a major milestone on the road to NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) launch with the successful completion of the NPP Compatibility Test 4 this August. This is the last major comprehensive test prior to the scheduled October launch. The compatibility test consisted of 288 hours of continuous mission-like operations exercising the flow of...

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2011-08-08 12:12:51

The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) has successfully completed its most comprehensive end-to-end compatibility test of the actual satellite and all five scientific instruments at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo. During the four-week NPP Compatibility Test 4 (NCT4), all segments of the ground system were assessed including active commanding of the satellite as well...

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2011-07-28 09:10:00

Tropical Storm Don may bring drought relief to south Texas Tropical Storm Don formed at 5 p.m. EDT last night, July 27, in the southern Gulf of Mexico and appears to be a small storm on GOES-13 satellite imagery. NASA compiled two days of GOES-13 imagery in a 30 second movie that shows how and where Don formed. GOES-13, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, watched on July 27, as the low pressure area called System 90L strengthened quickly into tropical depression number 4,...

2011-07-07 13:32:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., and WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: Dr. Kathryn Sullivan addressed Brevard County leaders and first responders during meeting at Harris Corporation Thursday Stressed need for continued funding of advanced weather forecasting technology Harris is prime contractor for faster, higher-resolution ground segment of next-generation NOAA weather system Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction, and...

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2011-06-22 18:00:00

Satellite data from NASA and NOAA showed that Tropical Storm Beatriz went from a strong tropical storm to a remnant low pressure area in six short hours after running into Mexico's western mountains. An animation of imagery from the GOES-11 satellite showed how quickly Beatriz fizzled. The animation of imagery from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-11 was created by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. It shows...

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2011-06-10 14:08:00

The northern Caribbean low pressure area known as System 94L is continually monitored by the GOES-13 Satellite, imagery today shows that it has moved north and is raining on eastern Cuba and the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center has resumed noting that this system has a meager chance of developing into a tropical depression. In an update today from NHC, they note that System 94L has a 10 percent chance of developing in the next 48 hours. The chances of development are still low because...