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International Space Station Time Lapse
Yes, you can see satellites from Earth, but it isn't easy.
Suomi and Parent
2015, marks the centennial of the birth of Dr. Verner Suomi, the Finnish-American educator, inventor, and scientist known as the “Father of Satellite Meteorology.”  
image from the launch of GOES-16
GOES-R, the first of NOAA’s highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, has successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and is on its way to orbit!
diagram of atlas V541 rocket
“T- 3..2..1..Liftoff!” As we head toward launch, all eyes and ears will be on NOAA’s GOES-R satellite atop its Atlas V 541 rocket. Make sure you are caught up on launch day lingo so that you can follow along!  p { width:900px; }
NOAA’s GOES-R satellite, America’s next-generation geostationary weather satellite, will lift off from Kennedy Space Center at approximately 5:42pm EST on November 19, 2016.
“T- 3..2..1..Liftoff!” As we head toward launch, all eyes and ears will be on NOAA’s GOES-R satellite atop its Atlas V 541 rocket. Make sure you are caught up on launch day lingo so that you can follow along!  p { width:900px; }
map showing location of sea prism in western lake erie
Last summer, Lake Erie became the first site in the Great Lakes—and the first site in U.S. inland waters—to participate in an international effort that provides data on ocean radiance for use in scientific research and validating satellite-derived measurements of ocean color.
spooky image of a cemetery with tombstones made of satellite parts
As Halloween approaches, the ghouls, ghosts and zombies are preparing to rise from their graves and once again roam the planet. But, perhaps, this year, our earthly graveyards are not the only ones to keep an eye on...
Image showing the role satellites play as part of the SARSAT system
Around the world...around the clock...NOAA proudly stands watch.  As an integral part of worldwide search and rescue, NOAA operates the Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) System.
Screen shot of the new NESDIS.NOAA.gov website
Welcome to the new and improved NOAA Satellite and Information Service website. Explore the site and check out all the new features it has to offer.