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The HPA Corner: Hosted Payloads For Weather Monitoring

Wednesday, March 23, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Milsat Magazine
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In recent years, both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) have experienced acquisition issues with weather satellites which have resulted in schedule delays, cost overruns and the cancellation of already- or nearly-built satellites and sensors. EUMETSAT has experienced very similar problems. Congress has prohibited any current or future reliance on Russia or China for space-based weather data, further exacerbating the DoD’s ability to satisfy upcoming weather-coverage gaps.

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