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Technology cooperation between NOAA and NASA in the New Millennium Program
Author(s): Edward Howard; Gerald Dittberner; Steven Kirkner
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Paper Abstract

We at NOAA have conducted several, early requirements studies over the past two years to better define the next generation of environmental satellites at geostationary orbit -- the GOES program. While much work remains to be done, we believe that we must use current and future technology in smarter ways to lower future satellite costs. At the same time, such technology should let us increase measurement performance and add new, required products. NASA has a program called the New Millennium Program (NMP) whose goal is to lower spacecraft and mission costs by testing technology in space. NOAA is a strong believer in this program, and we have participated from the start in its development. This paper describes the types of technology that NOAA may use in future GOES programs and that have been discussed and shared with NASA's New Millennium Program. In addition to technology needs, we mentions several benefits from the New Millennium Program on how to improve space program development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2810, Space Sciencecraft Control and Tracking in the New Millennium, (28 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255152
Show Author Affiliations
Edward Howard, NOAA (United States)
Gerald Dittberner, NOAA (United States)
Steven Kirkner, NOAA (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2810:
Space Sciencecraft Control and Tracking in the New Millennium
E. Kane Casani; Mark A. Vander Does, Editor(s)

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