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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

  • Wallis Laughrey: Raytheon Aims to Address DoD's Weather Monitoring Needs With VIIRS Sensor - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Wallis Laughrey: Raytheon Aims to Address DoD's Weather Monitoring Needs With VIIRS Sensor

    Raytheon has expressed interest to help the Defense Department meet its weather monitoring needs with its sensor system, SpaceNews reported Monday. Wallis Laughrey, vice president of Raytheon's space systems segment, told the publication at the Space Symposium that the company is in talks with the U.S. Air Force and DoD about the capability of its […] 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

  • 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

  • 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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