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NOAA Awards $150M for Continued UW–Madison Meteorology Research Partnership


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will extend its partnership with the University of Wisconsin–Madison to study satellite meteorology under a $150 million award. The renewal extends an existing 40-year-old research partnership between NOAA and UW–Madison's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, the university said Friday.

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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 Picks California-Based Univ to Develop Solar Ion Measurement Tool

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a $7.5 million award for the design and development of a sensor that would quantify solar ions or energy particles, Space News reported Friday. The University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory will produce and test the Supra Thermal Ion Sensor that would measure solar ions and notify if these particles generate a shockwave targeting Earth.

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KBR Receives $128M NOAA Contract to Provide Weather Data Services; Byron Bright Quoted

Byron Bright

KBR has been awarded a five-year, $128 million contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) to provide key weather data services through the National Mesonet Program, the company announced on Tuesday. This firm-fixed-price contract is a recompete of a contract the company previously won in 2017.

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NOAA to Expand Use of Unmanned Platforms for Environment Data Collection


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has unveiled an effort to increase agencywide adoption of unmanned airborne and maritime platforms designed to collect environmental data. NOAA said Tuesday it will establish the Unmanned Systems Operations Program within the agency's marine and aviation operations office.

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NOAA, NASA Fix DSCOVR Satellite Issues via Software

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration worked with NASA to restore the Deep Space Climate Observatory or DSCOVR imagery satellite that went through some operational issues. NOAA said Monday it co-developed a flight software patch with NASA to address a technical glitch that had the satellite out-of-commission for approximately nine months.

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NASA to Deploy Instrument for Atmospheric Radiation Data

NASA plans to use a space-based instrument to sustain data gathering on the radiation balance in Earth’s atmosphere. Libera, the new selected instrument, would generate data on absorptions, emissions, reflections and atmospheric entries of solar radiation that serves as a factor of Earth's climate, the space agency said Thursday.

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