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image showing the different flight patters of Jason-2 and -3
A year has passed since the Jason-3 satellite rocketed into space. To find out what the spacecraft has been up to during those 365 days gone by, we contacted NOAA's Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry for a full report.
NOAA report showing the satellite image that was used to detect the pipeline leak in Trinity Bay, Texas. The oil appears as a dark streak.
Oil was leaking from a corroded pipeline in Trinity Bay, Texas on July 6. The leak was discovered when analyst Michael Turk, with the Satellite Analysis Branch, looked at the image coming in from Sentinel-1A, a European satellite that had passed over the area.
NOAA Satellites Sizes
Ranging from the size of a small school bus down to the size of your lunchbox, satellites of all shapes and sizes are used to monitor Earth from space.
Shining a Light on Illegal Fishing
NOAA’s Satellites to Aid International Efforts toward Sustainable Fisheries. 
This color-enhanced infrared image, captured by the VIIRS instrument aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite shows Hurricane Nicole on October 12, 2016.
"Above normal," that's how NOAA scientists described the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which ended on November 30, 2016, in a recent press release about the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
A photo of GOES-S along with the GOES-R Satellite
GOES-S, the next spacecraft in the GOES-R satellite series, is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Littleton, Colorado, facility, where the spacecraft was built. The full set of environmental, mechanical and electromagnetic testing will take about one year to complete.
An image of Indian Field Park during game day
How do meteorological conditions affect baseball games? Beyond rain delays and games cancelled due to severe weather, the right combination of meteorological factors can conspire to turn a fly ball into a home run, or vice-versa.
Visible-Infrared imagery of storms
While collecting SRSO-R imagery in preparation for GOES-16's advanced capabilities, GOES-14 has seen some incredible things!
The cygnus spacecraft
p { width:900px; } The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System, or CYGNSS, research mission will use a new technique to derive hurricane wind speeds, which has the potential to improve future operational hurricane forecasting!