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National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System interface data processing segment
Author(s): Lauraleen O'Connor; Reginald B. Lawrence
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Paper Abstract

On May 5, 1994, President Clinton made the landmark decision to merge the United States' (US') military and civil operational meteorological satellite systems into a single, national system capable of satisfying both civil and national security requirements for space-based remotely sensed environmental data. For the first time, the US government is taking an integrated approach to identifying and meeting the operational satellite needs of both the civil and national security communities. The joint program formed as a result of President Clinton's direction is known as the National Polar- orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). Key to the success of the convergence process are continuing efforts to achieve commonality in the ground data processing segment across US government organizations, in particular within the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Commerce (DOC). The current plans are that five environmental data processing centers, as well as numerous globally-deployed remote field terminals will process the huge volume of satellite data expected to flow from the NPOESS converged satellite system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1999
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3870, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites III, (28 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373164
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Lauraleen O'Connor, U.S. Air Force (United States)
Reginald B. Lawrence, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3870:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites III
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie, Editor(s)

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