A new weather satellite roars into orbit, promising faster and better forecasts of extreme weather like hurricanes

The NOAA-20 satellite was to be the first of four, but the Trump Administration has sought to delay and massively cut the program In the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 18th, a Delta  II rocket roared to life and propelled the newest U.S. weather satellite into orbit on a column of fire that lit up the nighttime sky of coastal California. The NOAA-20 satellite is now circling the globe 14 times a day, orbiting from pole to pole at about 520 miles above the surface. It is equipped w

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

NASA on Saturday launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts.

Sat 18 Nov 17 from Phys.org

'David and Goliath weather eyes set for launch

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Science Now

California launch of new US weather satellite postponed

Officials have postponed the California launch of a new type of U.S. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Launch of Super Advanced Weather Satellite Delayed Over Technical Glitch

The JPSS-1 will monitor atmospheric and sea temperature, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, and rain

Tue 14 Nov 17 from TIME

NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts

NASA and NOAA know that multi-day weather forecasts can be crucial to tracking hurricanes and their aftermath, and they're about to significantly boost the reliability of those ...

Sat 18 Nov 17 from Engadget

First-of-Its-Kind Satellite Launches to Track Earth's Weather Like Never Before

The first in a series of four advanced polar-orbiting satellites has launched to space, turning its watchful eye to improving the accuracy of weather forecasts and Earth observations.

Sat 18 Nov 17 from SPACE.com

In Photos: The Advanced JPSS-1 Weather Forecasting Satellite's Earth Mission

The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), the first of an advanced new fleet of weather satellites, launched into space on Nov. 18, 2017 to begin its vital mission. See photos from the launch ...

Sat 18 Nov 17 from SPACE.com

High-Tech Weather Satellite to Launch Early Saturday After Delays: Watch Live

A next-generation satellite built to make global weather forecasts more accurate than ever will now launch into space no earlier than Saturday (Nov. 18) after two delays earlier this week, NASA ...

Fri 17 Nov 17 from SPACE.com

High Winds Delay Launch of Advanced Weather Satellite JPSS-1

An advanced new weather satellite will now launch into space occur no earlier than Thursday (Nov. 16) after unacceptably high winds delayed an early-morning liftoff from California today.

Wed 15 Nov 17 from SPACE.com


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