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News Archive / Tagged: NOAA

  • NASA releases report on weather satellite failure

    Laurel KornfeldAugust 2nd, 2019

    A NASA board assigned to investigate the April 2018 failure of an infrared-detecting instrument on board a next-generation weather satellite has released its report. The malfunction has been attributed to a pipe blockage that prevented the flow of needed coolant.

  • Gallery: Falcon Heavy pushes back the night on STP-2 flight

    Jason RhianJune 26th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Although STP-2 didn't launch right on time, before the close of Monday's launch window - the job got done. History was seared into every inch of Florida's skies after the Falcon Heavy rocket left the pad at 2:30 a.m. EDT (06:30 GMT) on Tuesday, June 25.

  • NOAA to launch six weather satellites later this month

    Laurel KornfeldJune 18th, 2019

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to launch six remote-sensing micro-satellites next week, which will monitor weather in space and on Earth beginning approximately seven months after launch.

  • NASA/NOAA open investigation into GOES 17 Anomaly

    Jason RhianOctober 2nd, 2018

    What impact will the problem discovered on the GOES 17 have on the satellite's operations?

  • NOAA releases first images of Sun taken by GOES 17

    Jason RhianJune 13th, 2018

    Launched on March 1, 2018 atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 541 rocket, the GOES-17 spacecraft has beamed back its first images of the Sun. 

  • 2 new JPSS spacecraft to be produced under NASA’s Rapid III contract

    Jason RhianMay 26th, 2018

    Two additional Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) spacecraft are now set to be constructed by Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  • Coolant problems found on GOES 17 satellite

    Jason RhianMay 24th, 2018

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found a performance problem with an instrument's cooling system on the GOES-17 spacecraft. The satellite was launched March 1, 2018, atop an Atlas V 541 rocket.

  • Gallery: GOES-S Launch

    Mike DeepMarch 2nd, 2018

    Our team captured photos of the latest GOES launch from multiple perspectives, including remote cameras placed at the launch pad.

  • ULA Atlas V lofts GOES-S satellite for NASA and NOAA

    Jason RhianMarch 1st, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Powered aloft by its lone RD-180 rocket engine and four Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ60A solid rocket boosters, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 launched the GOES-S weather satellite into orbit on behalf of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The mission saw the second in this series of next-generation weather satellites roar spaceward from Space Launch Complex 41.