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September 28, 2014
Lockheed Martin Mates NOAA GOES-R Satellite Modules
Denver CO (SPX) Sep 24, 2014
A team of technicians and engineers at Lockheed Martin has successfully mated together the large system and propulsion modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite at the company's Space Systems facilities near Denver, Colorado. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA's next-generation geostationary weather satellites. The system module of the A2100-based satellite houses more than 70 electronics boxes that comprise the three major electrical s ... read more

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International Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Data Goes Public
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NASA's RapidScat: Some Assembly Required - in Space
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NASA Awards Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite Modification for JPS-2 Mission
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Scientists and natural resource managers are closely watching the potential development of El Nino as it might increase rainfall in California and bring relief to the severe drought there (see footn ... more
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NASA Radar System Surveys Napa Valley Quake Area
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Unique Database of Satellite Images of Russia Exceeds 3.5 Mln Items
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Ice sheet highs, lows and loss
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NMR Using Earth's Magnetic Field
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