January 29, 2016
MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 29, 2016 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a $316 million cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to build two payloads for the fourth and fifth weather satellites in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program. Known as the Polar Follow-On extension JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 missions, the contract was
July 14, 2015
Japan’s Himawari-8 weather satellite was launched on Oct. 7, 2014, and began operation on July 7, 2015. The satellite is in a geostationary orbit 22,000 miles from Earth, allowing for a full global view at twice the resolution of similar weather satellites. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) operates the next-generation weather satellite with a view
April 29, 2015
BOULDER, Colo., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has integrated four of the five complex instruments that will fly onboard the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite and is moving toward environmental testing by early 2016 with on-time delivery scheduled for late 2016, followed by launch scheduled for no later than the second
March 3, 2015
The U.S. Air Force confirmed to Space News that it lost a 20-year-old military weather satellite in a “catastrophic event” that produced 43 pieces of space debris on Feb. 3, 2015.
October 7, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 6, 2014—The Exelis-built (NYSE: XLS) Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI) will launch Oct. 7 on board a Mitsubishi Electric Corporation weather satellite, Himawari-8, improving weather forecasts and early warnings for severe weather in Eastern Asia and Western Pacific. The second imager was delivered in August to Japan. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation integrated the Exelis-built
October 1, 2014
DENVER, Sept. 18, 2014 – A team of technicians and engineers at Lockheed Martin has successfully mated together the large system and propulsion modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite at the company’s Space Systems facilities near Denver, Colorado. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA’s next-generation geostationary weather satellites.
September 17, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2014—Exelis (NYSE: XLS) announced the second flight unit of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) successfully completed environmental testing and is six months ahead of schedule for delivery to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ABI is the primary payload for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) series of weather satellites.