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NASA Sets GOES-S Weather Satellite Launch for March 1

NASA has announced the launch date of a second weather satellite in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series as March 1. GOES-S will lift off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s 41st Space Launch Complex in Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket during a two-hour window opening at 5:02 p.m. Eastern time, …

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Earth Networks to Provide Lightning Data Support for NOAA’s National Weather Service

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded Earth Networks a five-year, $2.5 million contract to provide the National Weather Service access to a lightning data. NWS will use the company’s Total Lightning Network in efforts to identify weather conditions, increase weather warning lead times and help forecasters gain situational awareness, Earth Networks said Thursday. The network is …

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Esri Designated Ambassador of NOAA, NWS Weather Preparedness Program

Esri will participate in a program that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Weather Service aim to prepare U.S. citizens and bolster infrastructure against extreme weather threats. Esri said Tuesday the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador program collaborates with various organizations in an effort to establish preparedness for scenarios during extreme weather. “Our goal is to work with WRN …

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Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet: Navy, Esri Team to R&D Geospatial Tools for Naval Warfare

Esri and the U.S. Navy‘s Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command have entered into a cooperative agreement to research and develop geospatial tools for analyzing battlespace environmental conditions at sea. The partnership aims to create new applications that could enhance Esri’s geographic information systems platform as well as improve geospatial intelligence …

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Lockheed Deploys Solar Array for NOAA Weather Satellite; Pam Sullivan Comments

The solar panels built for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R series have been tested, approved and sent to Lockheed Martin‘s facility in Denver to be incorporated onto the spacecraft. NASA said Tuesday that the solar array, which contains five sections that come together to resemble …

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Exelis Adds Analytics Features to Weather Surveillance Tool; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has updated its environmental intelligence platform to incorporate a redesigned analytics and camera interface technology for real-time weather data collection. Helios features a built-in mapping system and works as a radar system for professionals to monitor changes in rainfall patterns and surface moisture, Exelis said Monday. Eric Webster, vice …

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Exelis, TrafficLand Combine Weather Intell, Imaging Tech for Clients; Lawrence Nelson, Eric Webster Comment

Exelis has partnered with live traffic video aggregator TrafficLand to produce real-time weather condition data for joint customers in the U.S. Exelis will consolidate its weather intelligence and imaging technology with TrafficLand’s network that covers more than 15,000 U.S. Transportation Department traffic cameras, TrafficLand said Monday. Lawrence Nelson, CEO of …

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QinetiQ North America Wins Air Force Special Operations Weather Tool Order; Andrew Rogers Comments

A U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command group has ordered systems and radiosondes from QinetiQ North America for special operations weather teams. QNA designed the Tactical Atmospheric Sounding Kit to measure and broadcast wind speed, wind direction, pressure, temperature and humidity as it elevates to altitudes of up to 45,000 feet on a small …

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Lockheed Readies Solar Instrument for Space Weather Satellite; Mons Morrison Comments

Lockheed Martin has assessed an instrument the company built for a spacecraft that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration intends to use to measure solar activity. The company sought to evaluate how the solar ultraviolet imager functions in different atmospheric conditions before its scheduled October installation on a Geostationary Operational …

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