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Eric Webster: Harris Seeks to Address USAF Weather Imagery Requirements With Updated Sensor Tech

Eric Webster, vice president of business development at Harris‘ environmental solutions business, has said the U.S. Air Force looks to demonstrate a sensor technology for two weather satellite programs, SpaceNews reported Thursday. SpaceNews quoted Webster as saying the company aims to help the service branch address theater weather imagery and …

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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 …

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Harris-Built Imager Onboard Japanese Weather Satellite Captures First Images

Japan’s meteorological agency has unveiled a detailed picture of clouds taken by a Harris-developed imager technology onboard the country’s newest weather satellite over Japan and the Pacific Ocean. Harris said Monday it designed the Advanced Himawari Imager to increase the accuracy, speed and accuracy of information the Mitsubishi Electric-built Himawari-9 satellite delivers to Japanese meteorologists with the aid of the …

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Harris Completes 4th Baseline Imaging Tool for NOAA GOES-U Weather Satellite; Eric Webster Comments

Harris Corp. will hand over the fourth Advanced Baseline Imager for integration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite after the company completed a pre-ship assessment of ABI with NASA and NOAA. Harris said Tuesday the ABI instrument is scheduled to fly aboard the GOES-U spacecraft in …

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NOAA Receives 2nd Lockheed-Built Lightning Mapper for GOES-S Weather Satellite

Lockheed Martin has handed to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the second Geostationary Lightning Mapper for integration with NOAA’s second Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. The GLM sensor will fly onboard the GOES-S spacecraft and will work to monitor lightning from geostationary orbit in order to detect and provide warnings on …

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Lockheed Commences Environmental Tests on GOES-R Weather Satellite; Tim Gasparrini Comments

Lockheed Martin has begun the environmental testing phase for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series following completion of assembly work on the spacecraft. The environmental testing aims to assess the capability of GOES-R to withstand launch and extreme environmental conditions in space, the company said …

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Harris Integrates Ground Segment IT Hardware for NOAA Satellite; Romy Olaisen Comments

Harris Corp. has fully installed and integrated the computer hardware for the ground segment of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite–R series. The company said Wednesday the hardware makes up the ground segment’s operational system, which works to help GOES-R satellites perform their weather detection and tracking mission. “System testing can be completed …

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Japan Preps Launch for Satellite with Exelis Weather Imager; Eric Webster Comments

The Japan Meteorological Agency has set a Tuesday launch for the Himawari-8 weather satellite outfitted with an Exelis ABI-class imager. Exelis said Monday that it modified the advanced baseline imager technology it developed for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to create the advanced Himawari imager. The AHI meteorological imaging instrument …

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Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Stops at Ball Aerospace

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. discussed its manufacturing investments and business insights with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker as part of her nationwide listening tour . Pritzker toured the company’s facilities in Boulder, Colo., and led discussions between government officials and industry leaders, Ball Aerospace Chief Operating Officer Rob Strain writes …

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