Mixed results for NOAA Funding

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Funding Update for Civil Space Programs in Recent Bill March 10, 2024 – US Congress has passed a final fiscal year 2024 spending bill that provides, in some cases, significantly less funding than requested for civil space programs. The recent spending bill offered mixed results for various civil space programs. Here’s a breakdown: Wins for […]

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GEONETCast Americas

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GEONETCast Americas (GNC-A) is a low-cost, user-friendly information dissemination service that distributes satellite-based data to diverse communities in the Western Hemisphere. The service aims to provide global information as a basis for sound decision-making in a number of critical areas, including biodiversity, disaster resilience, energy, food security, infrastructure, public health, sustainable urban development, and water […]

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NOAA’s GOES-T Reaches Geostationary Orbit, Now Designated GOES-18

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GOES-T Reaches Geostationary Orbit, Now Designated GOES-18 On March 14, 2022, GOES-T executed its final engine burn, placing the satellite in geostationary orbit 22,236 miles above Earth. Upon reaching this milestone, GOES-T was renamed GOES-18. GOES satellites are designated with a letter prior to launch and a number once they achieve geostationary orbit. NOAA’s GOES-T satellite launched on […]

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GOES T Launch bumped to March 1, 2022

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Countdown to Launch: March 1st, 2022 NOAA’s GOES-T is set for liftoff on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The two-hour launch window opens at 4:38 p.m. EST. NOAA and NASA are now targeting March 1, 2022, as the new launch date for NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite T […]

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GOES 15 reactivated

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GOES 15 reactivated for testing and backup coverage for GOES 17 during Hurricane and Cyclone season. GOES 15 was launched atop a Delta IV-M+(4,2) rocket flying from Space Launch Complex 37B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch occurred at 23:57 GMT on 4 March 2010, forty minutes into a sixty-minute launch window. […]

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Landing Perseverance on Mars

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Perseverance on Mars So, yes, my name and my wife’s name are on this rover. And yes, I spent 3 and 1/2 hours watching the NASA feed of mission control as this Mission did the the incredible, not the impossible, but the possible! Makes me so proud to be an American, and for the AMAZING […]

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CIMSS Presentation Results

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Well, I gave my PowerPoint Presentation on DIY NOAA APT & GOES-R Satellite Reception using Software Defined Radio. This was done via WebEx and I think there were about 30 + people in virtual attendance. I have to admit it’s been a while since I talked publicly. And I was a bit nervous, but I […]

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