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  • Northrop's Data-Gathering Instruments Activated on NOAA Weather Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 System 1 reaches full operational status,  […] More

  • ULA Launches JPSS-1 Weather Satellite for NOAA, NASA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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. The satellite is designed to […] More

  • Launch of NOAA's New Weather Satellite Postponed to Saturday - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Launch of NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Postponed to Saturday

    NASA rescheduled the launch of the first in a series of new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellites slated for polar orbit to Saturday from Tuesday. The space agency said Friday NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 will launch aboard United Launch Alliance‘s Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at […] More

  • Ball Aerospace Helps Prepare NOAA Weather Satellite for Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace Helps Prepare NOAA Weather Satellite for Launch

    Ball Aerospace has helped encapsulate a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite inside the nose cone of a United Launch Alliance-built Delta II launch vehicle and prepared the instrument for its scheduled launch. The company said Thursday the NOAA-NASA team’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 weather satellite will be deployed from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in […] More

  • NASA Reschedules NOAA Polar Satellite Launch for Nov. 14 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Reschedules NOAA Polar Satellite Launch for Nov. 14

    NASA has pushed back the target launch date for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s next weather satellite at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Joint Polar Satellite System-1 is now scheduled to lift off Nov. 14 at 4:47 a.m. Eastern time aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Delta II rocket, NASA said Thursday. JPSS-1 was originally slated to […] More

  • Ball Aerospace, Partners Prepare NOAA Polar Orbiting Weather Satellite for Nov. 10 Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace, Partners Prepare NOAA Polar Orbiting Weather Satellite for Nov. 10 Launch

    Ball Aerospace and other Joint Polar Satellite System-1 team members are preparing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration polar orbiting weather satellite for a scheduled Nov. 10 launch. The JPSS-1 team pressurized the propulsion system, fueled the satellite, cleaned the spacecraft and finished a final thermal blanket closeout in preparation for launch, Ball Aerospace said Thursday. JPSS-1 was […] More

  • ULA's Atlas V Carries NRO Natl Security Payload to Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA’s Atlas V Carries NRO Natl Security Payload to Orbit

    United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, has deployed a National Reconnaissance Office payload into space aboard its Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The NROL-52 payload lifted off Sunday at 3:28 a.m. Eastern time to support NRO’s national security mission, ULA said Sunday. The company launched NROL-52 using an Atlas […] More

  • NOAA-NASA Team to Launch 1st Joint Polar Satellite System in November - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NOAA-NASA Team to Launch 1st Joint Polar Satellite System in November

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA have set a November launch date for the first of four polar-orbiting satellites designed to boost weather forecast accuracy. NASA said Saturday the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 is scheduled to lift off Nov. 10 at 4:47 a.m. Eastern time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a […] More

  • Ball Aerospace Brings NOAA Weather Satellite to Vanderberg AFB Launch Site - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace Brings NOAA Weather Satellite to Vanderberg AFB Launch Site

    Ball Aerospace has transported the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s polar orbiting weather satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ahead of the platform’s scheduled launch on Nov. 10. The company said Tuesday it delivered the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 following a pre-ship review at Ball’s Boulder, Colorado-based manufacturing facility. JPSS-1 is part of the JPSS series of […] More

  • NOAA-NASA Team's Ball Aerospace-Built Environmental Satellite Marks 5 Years in Orbit; Rob Strain Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NOAA-NASA Team's Ball Aerospace-Built Environmental Satellite Marks 5 Years in Orbit; Rob Strain Comments

    A satellite that Ball Aerospace built for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration marked five years in orbit on Oct. 28. Ball Aerospace partnered with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to design and develop the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite that works to provide three-dimensional humidity and temperature data to the Defense Department […] More

  • Ball Aerospace Tests NOAA Satellite Interoperability With SpaceWire; Cary Ludtke Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace Tests NOAA Satellite Interoperability With SpaceWire; Cary Ludtke Comments

    Ball Aerospace & Technologies has evaluated how a U.S. weather forecasting satellite platform could integrate with the spacecraft communication network SpaceWire. Joint Polar Satellite System-1 is a collaboration between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is designed to track global climate patterns, Ball Aerospace said Monday. The company built the JPSS-1’s satellite bus […] More

  • Raytheon to Test Infrared Imager for NOAA Satellite; Bill Hart Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon to Test Infrared Imager for NOAA Satellite; Bill Hart Comments

    Raytheon has moved into the testing phase of an electronic component the company designed to fly on a satellite scheduled to launch in 2015 for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Ambient testing on the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite started in November with the goals of evaluating the system’s mechenical functions, how it measures phenomena […] More

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