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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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NOAA Unveils Artificial Intelligence Strategy

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a new strategy to help expand the application of artificial intelligence in its missions. The NOAA AI strategy sets five goals to improve coordination, understanding, application and awareness of AI across the agency and one of the goals is establishing efficient organizational processes and structure to advance AI.

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USAF Decommissions 22-Year-Old Weather Data Satellite

The U.S. Air Force and its partners have decommissioned a satellite that provided global weather data for over two decades. The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 14 satellite performed more than 118K orbits throughout its operational life before the decommissioning on Feb. 11, Los Angeles Air Force Base said Thursday.

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