NOAA Merges Climate Science, Service Delivery Offices
[Satellite TODAY 02-10-10] The U.S. Department of Commerce is planning to create a U.S. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Service line office that will combine the agency’s climate science and service delivery capabilities, the agencies announced Feb. 9.
The merge aims to make NOAA services more accessible to its partners and other users, which includes satellite imagery and other commercial sector space companies. Thomas Karl, director of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, will serve as transitional director of NOAA Climate Service.
New positions for six NOAA regional climate services directors will be announced soon, the agency said.
White House Looks to Dismantle NPOESS Program Satellite Today February 4, 2010
[Satellite TODAY 02-04-10] The National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) program will be dismantled and split between separate projects headed by the U.S. Department of Defense and a partnership between NASA and…
Eumetsat Member States Pledge $88 Million to Jason-3 Program Satellite Today February 3, 2010
[Satellite TODAY 02-03-10] Multiple member states of the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (Eumetsat) have agreed to subscribe to the Jason-3 ocean altimetry satellite program, Eumetsat announced Feb. 2.
Lockheed Martin Completes GOES-R Imager Design Review Satellite Today December 18, 2009
[Satellite TODAY 12-18-09] Lockheed Martin has met the requirements of a NASA and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) critical design review of a Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) unit that will be installed on Geostationary…