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GAO: 2017 Hurricane-Related Federal Contracts Hit $5.6B

The Government Accountability Office has found that 19 federal agencies had allocated more than $5.6 billion on contracts as of Dec. 31, 2017 to support initiatives in response to three hurricanes last year. GAO said in a report published Wednesday about 97 percent of those contract obligations in response to hurricanes Irma, Harvey …

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NASA Plans 6 Small Satellite Missions to Support Earth Science Research

NASA aims to launch six small satellite missions beginning this month to study Earth’s hurricanes, energy budget, aerosols and weather. The agency said Tuesday small satellites are often deployed as “secondary payload” aboard other missions’ rockets. The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes CubeSat will be launched this month to monitor changes in Earth’s energy budget …

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NASA, NOAA to Fly Global Hawk for Hurricane Research Mission

A NASA-owned unmanned aircraft system will fly above hurricanes and other severe storms for studies through the end of September in an effort to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration improve forecasts on course and intensity. NASA said Tuesday it will operate the Global Hawk aircraft from its ground control station …

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