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NOAA’s GOES 16 Now Operational, Ready to Improve Forecasts

Now in its new GOES-East position, the  GOES 16 satellite has officially joined the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) operational observation network, providing forecasters with sharper, more defined images of severe storms, hurricanes, wildfires and other weather hazards in near real-time 24/7. Since its launch in November 2016, NOAA’s GOES 16, even in its […]

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US Air Force Closer to Launching First GPS 3 Satellite

The Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with the first GPS 3 satellite, further validating that the U.S. Air Force is ready to launch the first in a series of new GPS assets. According to the Air Force, GPS 3 Space Vehicle 01 (GPS 3 SV01), the first of […]

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Eutelsat to Support Defense Networks in Colombia

The Colombian Ministry of Defense has signed an agreement with Eutelsat for capacity on the Eutelsat 115 West B satellite. The multi-transponder contract, the first between Eutelsat and the Colombian Ministry of Defense, follows the signature of a government-to-government agreement between France and Colombia designed to encourage cooperation in the context of the France-Colombia Year. […]

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How Worried Should We Be About North Korean Satellites?

Intelligence experts have been unnerved by North Korea’s recent Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tests amid a tense and uncertain geopolitical environment. But according to one analyst, the U.S. government should be equally concerned about the potential of a nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack from space. Read more on The Hill.

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