On behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA has awarded the Space Weather Follow On — Supra Thermal Ion Sensor contract to the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley.
COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3, a partnership satellite mission, credited with improving NOAA's weather prediction, climate monitoring and space-weather forecasting, was officially decommissioned today, after 14 years of operation.
Taking a step back and viewing the Earth from above not only can spark awe, it also can inspire change. Case in point—in 1969, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson witnessed an 800-square-mile oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel as his plane flew over the disaster. What he saw inspired him to create the first Earth Day the following year.
Artist's rendering of the JPSS-1/NOAA-20 satellite.
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS) announced the first in a series of contract awards to develop mission, spacecraft and instrument concepts for future Earth observation capabilities.