Tag Archives: weather forecasting

Launch of 1st Joint Polar Satellite System Set for Nov. 10

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 10, 2017 — NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have scheduled the launch of the first Joint Polar Satellite System on Nov. 10 to begin its mission to support weather forecasting operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The space agency said Saturday JPSS-1, which is equipped with instruments …

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Northrop’s JPSS Microwave Sounder Contract Reaches $390M on New NOAA Order

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract modification to manufacture two passive microwave instruments for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System, increasing the total contract value to $390.5 million. The $177.7 million modification awarded by NASA on behalf of NOAA requires Northrop to build,  test and deliver the Advanced …

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Harris’ Exelis Arm Receives $316M Contract Modification for IR Instruments on NOAA Satellites

A subsidiary of Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will supply two Cross-track Infrared Sounder instruments for two upcoming Joint Polar Satellite System follow-on missions under a $316 million contract modification from NASA. NASA said Thursday Exelis will manufacture and test the CrIS instruments for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 and provide launch …

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Raytheon Secures $564M Modification on Joint Polar Satellite Radiometer Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $564 million contract modification by NASA to produce imaging radiometers for two follow-on Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft. The company said Thursday it will provide two Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instruments for integration into JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 satellites that are meant to support the …

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Amazon Web Services Offers Tools for Analysis of Weather Radar Data on Cloud

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 25, 2016 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has offered tools that work to support analysis of Next Generation Weather Radar data on the Amazon Simple Storage Service cloud platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Jan. 6 WeatherPipe and the Amazon Simple Notification Service aim to accelerate product development …

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IBM, Cray to Help NOAA Expand Supercomputing System; Anne Altman Comments

IBM has been selected to upgrade the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s supercomputing system for forecasting. Cray has also partnered with IBM for the work to expand the capacity of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers to 2.5 petaflops by October 2015, the agency said Monday. “These capabilities enable NOAA experts and researchers to make forecasts …

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NASA Issues $221M Infrared Instrument Contract Extension to Exelis

Exelis‘ (NYSE: XLS) geospatial systems division has received a $221 million contract modification from NASA to continue support for the agency’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 mission for an additional three years. The contract covers work to manufacture, test, deliver, integrate and perform launch and post-launch support of the Cross-track Infrared Sounder instrument for the JPSS-2 mission, …

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Air Force Extends Northrop’s Weather Forecasting Contract

Northrop Grumman  (NYSE: NOC) has won a contract worth &#36300 million to help the U.S. Air Force disseminate weather prediction data for military users worldwide, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Jill Aitoro writes that Northrop will continue to provide systems engineering, management and sustainment assistance to the Air Force …

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Raytheon to Update NOAA Satellite Ground System for $185M; Lynn Dugle Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $185 million contract modification to update a common ground system for three National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration environmental satellites. The company will refresh ground station technology for the Joint Polar Satellite System, which works to gather weather and storm data from polar-orbiting spacecraft, Raytheon …

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