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NOAA Postpones Weather Satellite Launch to March 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has rescheduled the launch of the first polar-orbiting weather satellite to March 2017 instead of January, Space News reported Friday. Jeff Foust writes the two-month delay is due to issues detected in the Joint Polar Satellite System 1 spacecraft and its ground systems. “Based on recent tests …

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Stephen Volz to Lead NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service; Kathryn Sullivan Comments

Stephen Volz, formerly associate director for flight programs within NASA‘s earth science division, has joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as assistant administrator of satellite and information service. Volz will succeed Mary Kicza and be responsible for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series, Deep Space Climate Observatory and …

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