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NOAA’s John Leslie: JPSS-1 to Launch No Earlier Than July

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has put off the launch of its weather satellite until after July due to technical errors, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes the same problems that caused the cancellation of the first Joint Polar Satellite System’s launch in August 2016 have led to …

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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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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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Ball Aerospace Integrates Northrop Microwave Sounder to Complete NOAA JPSS Satellite

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System nears its launch after the integration of the fifth and final instrument — Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder. NOAA said Thursday JPSS-1 moves closer to its early 2017 launch following ATMS integration. “Soon, the spacecraft will be prepared for the environmental …

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NOAA Seeks to Fix Gap in Weather Data Sourcing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is studying ways to mitigate a gap in weather data sourcing that could occur between 2014 and 2017, FCW reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes the agency commissioned a study that examines 44 options to fix the potential problem that, if not addressed, could affect …

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