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From Eyes in the Sky to Action on the Ground

at NOAA’s Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, MD Get a rare chance to come inside “mission control” at NOAA’s state-of-the-art Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland, where we command NOAA’s satellites and collect the bulk of the data from earth and space observations. Learn what it takes to receive massive amounts of information in this…

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Bringing Weather Forecasting Down to Earth

Tim Walsh, NOAA’s Satellite Service in Silver Spring, MD Did you know that 95% of the data used in weather forecasting models comes from satellites? NOAA’s Satellite Service operates the Nation’s weather satellites around the clock, 365 days a year. The next generation of these satellites are being built and prepared for launch by NOAA…

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