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Argos 4 flight payload arrives

The Argos-4 flight payload arrived at General Atomics (GA) in Colorado on September 15, 2020. The NOAA PM was on location at GA’s Englewood cleanroom facility to represent CNES and perform acceptance testing, prior to formal handover to GA. This was a virtual acceptance and handover due to COVID-19 impacts on CNES’s international travel.

At the COSMIC-2 launchpad

On June 24, 2019, OPPA team members participated in the STP-2 Falcon Heavy Pad Visit in support of the COSMIC-2 mission. This unique opportunity allowed some of the OPPA team members an up-close view of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy as it was readied for launch on June 25. (Image credit: SpaceX)

Space Weather Program

Space weather impacts satellites, human space exploration, power grids, and radio communications that support global positioning systems, airplanes, pipelines, and railway systems, among many others. The Space Weather Follow On (SWFO) Program has been established to sustain a foundational set of space-based space weather observations and measurements of Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) imagery and solar wind measurements. The SWFO Program will provide continuity in the case of a gap in the current CME imagery and in-situ solar wind measurements.