NOAA today declares first JPSS Weather satellite operational 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on May 30 that as the government wants to procure additional satellites, the organization’s first polar-orbiting weather satellite is now completely operational.  NOAA who is renamed as NOAA-20 after its first launch on November 18, revealed that the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), which is a weather […]

Loss of U.S. Air Force DMSP-19 weather satellite confirmed

U.S. Air Force has bad luck and increasing number of problems with their weather satellites. It seems that situation will not change as soon as military would like to see. After loss of DMSP-13 satellite which exploded on January 2015 and recent communication problems with DMSP-19, USAF have serious problem. Since 11th February 2016 when DMSP-19 stopped […]

USAF weather satellite still remains silent

USAF weather satellite DMSP-19 stopped to react for commands at 11 February and still remains not operational.  DMSP satellites are out of luck recently. DMSP-19 (DMSP 5D-3/F19) was launched on 3 April 2014 and was operating on SSO with 857 km × 857 km and inclination at 99° , stopped to operate correctly and is not reacting for […]

Orbital ATK secures contract to build two JPSS spacecraft for NOAA

Orbital ATK will be building two more Joint Polar Satellite Systems (JPSS) spacecraft for NASA’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The company announced the new order in late May. The company would now build three spacecraft; JPSS-2, JPSS-3, and JPSS-4 for NASA. The spacecraft will provide important weather forecasting data. The contract is worth […]