“We are looking more specifically at the type of technology rather than resolution.”
— Tahara Dawkins, NOAA’s commercial remote sensing regulatory affairs director
GPS radio occultation
SpaceX webcast Iridium March 30
SpaceX Falcon 9 Iridium-5
Orbital ATK JPSS
Orbital ATK JPSS
One of Spire’s three-unit cubesats undergoes testing at the San Francisco-based company’s lab. (Credit: Spire)
Bridenstine confirmation hearing
This 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

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