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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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White House Unveils Public, Private Efforts to Facilitate UAV Airspace Integration

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced several government and industry initiatives that seek to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. The White House said Tuesday the National Science Foundation will award $35 million in research funds over a five-year period to support research …

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NIST to Establish Windstorm Impact Reduction Advisory Panel

The National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to form an advisory panel that will support an inter-agency program that aims to reduce the loss of property and life from windstorms. NIST said Tuesday the National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction will consist of seven to 15 members who possess scientific, architectural and engineering skills and recommend …

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GAO Urges NOAA to Assess Satellite Launch Costs, Based on Life Expectancy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to review the costs and intended benefits of its satellite launch program based on life expectancy in order to schedule investments. GAO said Thursday NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System program continues to develop the JPSS-1 satellite in …

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Senate Bill Calls for Space Weather Research, Forecasting Efforts

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate calls for several federal agencies to develop tools that can aid in the government’s space weather research and forecasting activities, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act would codify responsibilities of some agencies to help protect U.S. critical …

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