NOAA -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

News & Articles Archive

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!  
National Satellite Conference banner
The 2017 NOAA Satellite Conference will take place July 17-20, 2017. This year’s theme will focus on “A New Era for NOAA Environmental Satellites.” p { width:900px; }
image from the launch of GOES-16
As researchers and engineers work to get GOES-16's on-board systems online and calibrated following launch, school teachers from around the country are already taking their experiences from this historic event back to the classroom.
An artist's rendering of the ATS-1 spacecraft
Fifty years ago, at 9:12 p.m. Eastern on December 6, 1966, a NASA Atlas rocket carried the Applications Technology Satellite (ATS-1) to space, becoming the first Earth-observing satellite ever placed in geostationary orbit. p { width:900px; }
Map showing the areas of coverage from GOES-16 satellites
Now that GOES-R, the first in NOAA’s GOES-R series of satellites, has reached geostationary orbit, it has officially become GOES-16.