Following DoD lead, NASA to outsource satcom requirements

WASHINGTON -- After 35 years of operating its own fleet of data relay satellites, NASA is opting out of the business, moving ahead with plans to outsource that mission to an industry it helped create. NASA pioneered communications satellite technology and supported its commercialization in the 1960s, but continues to operate the Tracking and Data…Read more Following DoD lead, NASA to outsource satcom requirements

NOAA SEES 3D WIND DATA FILLING CRITICAL GAP IN WEATHER FORECASTING MODELS

By Warren Ferster  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. weather forecasting officials are eager to incorporate new satellite data sets into their ever-evolving prediction models, and 3D atmospheric wind measurements are high on the priority list. The ability to directly detect precise global 3D winds throughout the atmosphere from space has been a “holy grail” of…Read more NOAA SEES 3D WIND DATA FILLING CRITICAL GAP IN WEATHER FORECASTING MODELS