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GOES-16 and GOES-17, also known as GOES-East and GOES-West respectively, provide beautiful images of Earth. However, what you see on your television, computer, and mobile device are digital representations of the data these satellites capture, not actual photographs or videos. So how are these images created?
A fleet of six small satellites, designed to improve weather prediction and space weather monitoring, are now officially providing data to NOAA that will soon be incorporated into their forecast models, agency officials said today.
NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite, which had been offline for about nine months due to a technical glitch, is fully operational again, agency experts said today.
When the second satellite in the Joint Polar Satellite System series launches to space in 2022, it will do so with a secondary NASA payload, an inflatable decelerator technology designed to one day land humans on Mars.
NOAA released a summary report for the 2019 Emerging Technologies Workshop (ETW). The report consists of an overview of the materials presented during the 2019 ETW as well as key insights on workshop successes, challenges and next steps to grow and sustain the event. 
An artist's rendering of the NOAA-20 satellite. NOAA has completed a review of the many responses from two Broad Agency Announcements, or BAAs, seeking fresh ideas for new instrument technologies and concepts for future use on its next-generation geostationary, extended orbit, and polar-orbiting weather satellites.
NOAA's satellites utilize microwave and infrared radiometers to measure sea surface temperatures, giving researchers valuable clues about the ocean—and welfare of animals—that lie beneath its surface. 
JPSS Rendering
A rendering of NOAA’s JPSS satellite, NOAA-20. The United States saw 14 billion-dollar disasters in 2019. These included eight severe storm events, three flooding events, two tropical cyclones, and one wildfire event in multiple locations. It was also the fifth consecutive year in which 10 or more billion-dollar weather and climate disasters affected the U.S. Overall, these events caused at least 44 casualties and had significant economic impacts.
Photo courtesy of the Sterling, Va., NWS Forecast Office Ten years ago this week, the Eastern U.S. was getting pounded by a brutal winter storm that brought blizzard conditions and record amounts of snowfall. Though heavy snow and high winds were seen from Indiana to New Jersey, as well as southward along the Appalachian spine, the storm is mainly remembered for hitting the Mid-Atlantic particularly hard.