Earth Science: February 2015 Archives

Hearing: Weather Satellite Delays, Data Gap to Harm U.S. Forecasting (with testimony links)

"Today, the Subcommittees on Oversight and Environment held a joint hearing to examine schedule delays to our nation's next generation weather forecasting satellites and the implications of the impending gap in weather data. Witnesses provided an update on operations and development of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) polar-orbiting (JPSS) and geostationary (GOES) weather satellite programs and discussed recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports on the two programs."

DSCOVR Launched (with video)

"The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft, or DSCOVR, lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida."

Keith's update: DSCOVR has been launched and is now in orbit. Al Gore's silicon avatar has left the planet after a 17 year wait.



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