One of Spire’s three-unit cubesats undergoes testing at the San Francisco-based company’s lab. (Credit: Spire)
Hurricane Maria makes landfall over Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017 in this GOES-16 geocolor image. (Credit: NOAA/CIRA)
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)
NOAA weather data
he Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) investigation, 12 CubeSats about a foot long each, will study the development of tropical cyclones by taking measurements of temperature, precipitation and cloud properties as often as every 21 minutes.
Credit: MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Artist's rendering of a Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite. The National Reconnaissance Office developed the program in the 1960's and handed it off to the Air Force. Now the House has passed a bill that will send authority for acquiring weather satellites back to the NRO. Credit: Lockheed-Martin
Meteosat-7 Indian Ocean imagery
Marines Afghanistan
DMSP satellite
The propulsion module (left) and system module (right) of the first GOES-R series weather satellite at Lockheed Martin’s cleanroom near Denver. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Ratier and Liebig
Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System. Credit: NASA
The Air Force is seeking information on a sensor that will detect charged particles that often result from solar flares like the one shown above erupting on the sun's surface. Credit: NASA
Meteosat-7 imagery of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen making landfall in Bangladesh in May 2013. Credit: Eumetsat
U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. Credit: Tom Kimmell

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