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NASA Tasks University of Michigan to Continue CYGNSS Satellite Mission; Karen St. Germain Quoted

Cyclone Global

The University of Michigan has secured a $39 million contract to continue operating a constellation of eight satellites designed to help meteorologists predict and study hurricanes. NASA said Wednesday that it will continue to use the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) to gather data needed for the development of weather prediction models.

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SpaceX Launches Radio Satellite Aboard Falcon 9; Karen St. Germain Quoted

SpaceX

SpaceX has launched the SXM-7 satellite for SiriusXM, a satellite radio company, aboard the Falcon 9 on Dec. 13th. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 12:30 p.m. EST. The rocket’s upper stage deployed the SXM-7 satellite into a geostationary transfer orbit 31 minutes after liftoff.

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Karen St. Germain on NASA’s Earth Science Decadal Survey Implementation

Karen St. Germain

Karen St. Germain, director of NASA’s Earth Science division, said her top priority will be finding ways to implement the Earth science decadal survey. St. Germain, who joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in early June 2020, said she would use her experience at NOAA to help improve collaboration with NASA in the field of Earth observation.

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NOAA Official Karen St. Germain Tapped to Lead NASA Earth Science Division

Karen St. Germain

Karen St. Germain, deputy assistant administrator for systems at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) satellite and information service, will formally join NASA on June 8 as director of the Earth science division within the space agency's science mission directorate.

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NOAA to Seek Info on New Earth Observation Concepts; Karen St. Germain Quoted

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to solicit for input on geostationary orbit and low Earth orbit observation next month, Space News reported Thursday. The agency will seek out information on instruments and missions that address findings of an existing study to establish a resilient, agile space architecture. 

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NOAA Plans for Future Satellite Observing Architecture

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration anticipates obtaining data from various government satellites and commercial sensors as it plans for its future satellite observing architecture, SpaceNews reported Monday. Karen St. Germain, director of NOAA’s office of systems architecture and advanced planning for satellite and information service, said the Joint Polar Satellite System in low-Earth orbit could feed data to the agency in the mid-2030s. 

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US-European Satellite Delivers First Sea Level Measurements; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Multi-Orbit Sensor

Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, a joint U.S.-European satellite built to measure global sea surface height, has sent back its first measurements of sea level. "We're excited for Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich to begin its critical work studying sea level and helping us understand the many aspects of our planet's global ocean," said Thomas Zurbuchen.

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