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Overview of NOAA's operational satellite programs
Author(s): W. John Hussey
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Paper Abstract

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adiministration (NOAA) is the world's largest civil operational environmental space agency. NOAA is also the largest holder of atmospheric and oceanographic data in the world. An overview of NOAA's operational satellite programs is presented. These programs include the Geostationary Satellite Program, the Polar-orbiting Satellite Program, and the Landsat Program. The Geostationary Satellite Program includes the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite series. A discussion of NOAA's policy to mitigate geosynchronous orbit debris is also provided. The Polar Program includes the NOAA K-N' satellite series and the newly converged NOAA and Department of Defence operational polar-orbiting satellite programs. A discussion of the status of the converge polar satellite program is provided. The Landsat Program includes the plans of the new Landsat Program Management which is composed of NOAA, NASA, and the US Geological Survey. The Landsat 7 spacecraft and ground system are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2483, Space Environmental, Legal, and Safety Issues, (23 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212568
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W. John Hussey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2483:
Space Environmental, Legal, and Safety Issues
Timothy D. Maclay, Editor(s)

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