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NOAA's future GOES satellite program
Author(s): Edward Howard; Roger Heymann; Gerald J. Dittberner; Steven Kirkner
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Paper Abstract

Future weather satellites for NOAA at geosynchronous orbit may be smaller, less costly, and developed by a different process than is currently done. This path is sometimes called the 'smaller, cheaper and faster' process being pursued by NASA. We believe in the future there will be less money, a focus on using the right technology and the desire to get the most value for the resources invested in space missions. In this paper we give an update on our progress to define future GOES. It will include our efforts to trade on user requirement early, to use evolutionary technology, and to consider new cost reduction and program management techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2812, GOES-8 and Beyond, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254079
Show Author Affiliations
Edward Howard, U.S. Dept. of Commerce/NOAA (United States)
Roger Heymann, U.S. Dept. of Commerce/NOAA (United States)
Gerald J. Dittberner, U.S. Dept. of Commerce/NOAA (United States)
Steven Kirkner, U.S. Dept. of Commerce/NOAA (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2812:
GOES-8 and Beyond
Edward R. Washwell, Editor(s)

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