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  • NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System Reaches Operational Status - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System Reaches Operational Status

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System, designed to support weather forecasting, has achieved operational status after completing a series of tests. Known as JPSS-1 before it reached orbit, the NOAA-20 satellite features multiple instruments built to gather data on Earth’s atmosphere, land and waters, the agency said Wednesday. The Ball Aerospace-built satellite was launched in […] More

  • Ball Aerospace turns over NOAA-20 weather satellite to NASA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace turns over NOAA-20 weather satellite to NASA

    Ball Aerospace has handed over the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s first Joint Polar Satellite System to NASA after the completion of a satellite acceptance review. The company said Thursday the acceptance review showed that the JPSS-1 weather satellite, which now operates as NOAA-20, satisfied on-orbit requirements. Ball Aerospace-built NOAA-20 launched in November 2017 aboard United […] More

  • 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

  • Orbital ATK Completes JPSS-2 Weather Satellite Design Review - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Completes JPSS-2 Weather Satellite Design Review

    Orbital ATK has wrapped up a critical design review of the second Joint Polar Satellite System. The company said Friday it partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA to carry out the review to assess whether the JPSS-2 spacecraft program meets schedule and system requirements. The CDR phase also sought to evaluate […] More

  • Orbital ATK Backs Delta II Rocket Launch With Solid Rocket Motors, Payload Fairing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Backs Delta II Rocket Launch With Solid Rocket Motors, Payload Fairing

    Orbital ATK supplied a composite fairing component and nine graphite epoxy motors ““ GEM 40 ““ for a United Launch Alliance-built Delta II rocket that took off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The first Joint Polar Satellite System that NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration developed through a collaborative effort launched aboard the Delta […] More

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines Help Send NOAA Weather Satellite Into Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines Help Send NOAA Weather Satellite Into Orbit

    Two Aerojet Rocketdyne-built engines helped power United Launch Alliance‘s  Delta II rocket that launched a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite into space. The RS-27A engine generated 237,000 pounds of thrust to lift the rocket carrying NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 and the AJ10-118K upper-stage engine produced 10,000 pounds of thrust to insert the payload into orbit, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Saturday. […] More

  • Raytheon-Built Ground System, Space Sensor Tech to Aid JPSS-1 Weather Satellite Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon-Built Ground System, Space Sensor Tech to Aid JPSS-1 Weather Satellite Mission

    Raytheon provided a common ground system and a space sensor technology to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s next-generation polar satellite that NASA launched Saturday from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The company said Saturday its common ground system for the Joint Polar Satellite System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor will function […] 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

  • Harris Develops Environmental Measurement Instrument for NOAA Weather Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris Develops Environmental Measurement Instrument for NOAA Weather Satellite

    Harris has produced an environmental measurement instrument that will launch aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 to support U.S. weather forecasting. The Cross-track Infrared Sounder will serve a component of NOAA’s polar weather satellite program and is designed to analyze and feed millions of atmospheric data points into weather forecast models. Harris said Monday. The company developed […] 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

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