After evaluating priorities for NOAA satellites to follow the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R Series satellites (GOES-R) in the 2030 to 2050 timeframe, NOAA’s National Satellite, Data and Information Service is recommending flying three satellites over the United States.
BAE Systems is developing miniature spectrometers to provide high-resolution weather data from a constellation of satellites in low Earth orbit.
SpaceX won a $2 million contract from the SpEC consortium to study ways to provide weather data to the U.S. Space Force.
Congress for years has been critical of the U.S. Air Force's weather satellite programs.
Brandywine Photonics is conducting a design study for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of a constellation of hundreds of small weather satellites.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is continuing to solicit input from government, industry and academia as it defines its next-generation weather satellite architecture.
GOES-13 has been repurposed as the Electro-Optical Infrared Weather System - Geostationary.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems announced an agreement Aug. 4 to design a prototype for the U.S. Space Force Electro-Optical Infrared Weather System.
Raytheon Intelligence & Space is designing a prototype weather satellite for the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center that draws heavily on technology from the firm’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer.
L3Harris Technologies won four National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contracts worth a combined $2.55 million for design studies of weather satellites, instruments and mission concepts.
Ball Aerospace won four National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contracts worth a combined $2.32 million for weather satellite and instrument design studies.
Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates LLC won a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contract for a design study of a constellation of cubesats to provide weather data.
Raytheon won a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contract for a study of High-Resolution Infrared Sounder (HIRIS), a weather instrument designed to offer detailed views of cloud tops and the dry line, where moist and dry air meet.
Under a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration six-month study contract, Maxar Technologies will explore the application of its WorldView Legion constellation to weather observation from low Earth orbit.
Raytheon won a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contract for a design study of Real Time Imager, an instrument to obtain high-resolution Earth observation imagery from geostationary orbit.