NOAA's future constellation could include a mix of large government-owned and government-operated satellites, imaging instruments hosted on commercial satellites, small satellites in low Earth orbit and data purchased from commercial firms.
The Common Ground Station 2.0 already is retrieving satellite data from a new ground station at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in addition to the ground station in Svalbard, Norway, that NASA and NOAA relied on in the first generation of the Common Ground System.
This article originally ran in the Nov. 6, 2017 issue of SpaceNews magazine. JPSS-1 launched Nov. 18.
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The fiscal year 2018 budget request for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offers full funding for ongoing major weather satellite programs while deferring work on future efforts.
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