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Northrop’s Data-Gathering Instruments Activated on NOAA Weather Satellite

Two Northrop Grumman-built instruments onboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite have been activated to perform post-launch data collection. The initial set of data from Northrop’s Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder and Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System Flight Model 6 will aid startup and checkout tests before NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite …

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ULA Launches JPSS-1 Weather Satellite for NOAA, NASA

A United Launch Alliance-built Delta II rocket lifted off Saturday with the first of four polar-orbiting environmental satellites developed through a collaborative program between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ULA said Saturday it launched the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 1:47 a.m. Pacific time. …

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NASA to Deploy Ozone Measurement Payload to ISS

NASA plans to launch an instrument designed to measure Earth’s ozone as part of SpaceX‘s 10th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The agency said Saturday the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on ISS  payload will launch with the SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft this month from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SAGE …

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Bill Toti: Industry Team to Provide Warfighter Readiness, Training Research for Air Force Research Lab

A team of contractors led by an L-3 Communications division will deliver warfighter readiness and training research services to the U.S. Air Force under a seven-year, $200 million contract awarded in April. L-3 Link Simulation and Training will collaborate with Cubic‘s global defense unit, Ball Aerospace and Leidos to develop technology that will work to create wide-spectrum readiness features, …

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NASA Puts Webb Telescope Instruments Through Cryogenic Test

NASA has performed a cryogenic test on the cameras and spectrographs of the James Webb Space Telescope in order to determine if the systems could withstand extremely cold temperatures inside a space environment simulator. The Webb telescope’s scientific instruments have been removed from a cylindrical  simulation chamber at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center …

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Harris, NASA Complete Webb Telescope Mirror Installation; Bill Ochs, Gary Matthews Comment

NASA and industry partner Harris Corp. have completed their work to install the Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.-built primary mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope ahead of its scheduled launch in 2018. The space agency said Thursday Harris installed Webb’s 18 mirrors with the final one in place Wednesday and will also …

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