GOES-S, GOES-16 East/GOES-17 West, Jason-3, Suomi NPP, DSCOVR, NOAA 20, COSMIC-2 and other stars of the fleet deliver data daily, powering forecast models, watches and warnings for all types of weather and environmental conditions.
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Our team operates a vast network of antennas and ground stations across the country responsible for providing 24/7 operation of our current satellites. These systems maintain the satellites precise orbits and provide the uninterrupted flow of environmental information forecasters and emergency managers rely on.
No one country alone can afford to effectively monitor the entire Earth. NOAA uses data from partners around the globe to create a more complete understanding of our dynamic planet.
NOAA satellites have been operating for over 50 years. Check out a few of our favorites throughout history.