his was NOAA's constellation before GOES-16 moved into position as GOES-East and retired GOES-13. NOAA's future constellation may include hosted payloads and small satellites in low Earth orbit. Credit: NOAA
During Hurricane Harvey, which caused record flooding in Houston, emergency managers relied on data from stream gauges rebroadcast through geostationary weather satellites. This image of Hurricane Harvey was captured Aug. 16 by the Advanced Baseline Imager on GOES-16. Credit: NOAA
Through GOES Rebroadcast, NOAA transmits full-resolution calibrated images and data to customers, like the images from Harris Corp.'s Advanced Baseline Imager shown here. This is the type of service that could be handled by commercial communications firms in the future. Credit: Harris
Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians are assembling NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) T at the company's Littleton, Colorado facility in preparation for launch in late 2020. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Sandra Cauffman, deputy director of NASA’s Earth science division, said NASA eventually may look internationally for companies who can provide Earth science data from small satellite constellations. Credit: NASA
Rep. Jim Bridenstine faced criticism on a wide range of issues from Democratic members of the Senate Commerce Committee during a Nov. 1 hearing on his nomination to become NASA administrator. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
Before NOAA retired the spacecraft on Jan. 8, GOES-13 captured images of many major storms, including this image from Sept. 1, 2017, showing Tropical Storm Lidia and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Credit: NASA
A stack of programs await attendees of the American Meteorological Society's 98th annual meeting in Austin, Texas. Credit: AMS via Flickr
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A breakwater, an artificial island, and a series of massive sluice gates in the Venetian Lagoon‘s Lido Inlet as seen by a RapidEye satellite.  Credit: Planet
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SG-22, the alternate JPSS antenna, sits in icy fog amongst other KSAT radomes in Svalbard, Norway. Credit:  Reuben Wu/Raytheon
The Ball Aerospace-built JPSS-1 satellite carries five instruments. Its follow-on, JPSS-2, is being built by Orbital ATK. (Credit: NASA/Ball Aerospace)
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