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NPOESSNational Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (US NOAA)
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NPOESS (National Polar- There were 18 major orbiting Operational integration issues Environmental Satellite identified for NPOESS System) was an enhanced during its existence.
Steve Mango, the chief scientist of the NPOESS IPO (1995-2008), promoted the development at NIST of thermal infrared standards and measurement methodologies for high accuracy pre-launch calibration of the NPOESS/NPP Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) by its contractors ITT and Northrop Grumman.
The NPOESS program was an effort to integrate the capabilities of the NOAA Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellite, the DoD DMSP, and NASA's continuous climate data collection satellite into one satellite.
The replacement for the cancelled NPOESS is still in discussion.
NOAA and DOD have begun planning to transition the NPOESS program to separate acquisitions, but neither has finalized its plans.
NPOESS is the next-generation polar-orbiting operational environmental monitoring system for military and civilian users and will provide more timely, more accurate data with higher fidelity than existing systems.
A joint Department of Commerce, Defense Department weather satellite, the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), was slated to carry five instruments that would collect space weather data.
However, the Brilliant Pebbles, the STSS, the ABL, the SBIRS high, the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), the advanced extremely high frequency (EHF), the wideband gap filler, the evolved expendable launch vehicle (EELV), the space radar, and the transformational satellite (TSAT) experiences should temper enthusiasm for racing to space as these complex systems are costly, challenging, and risky as shown in table 2.
Ron Sega has stabilized space acquisition with his back-to-basics approach with a focus to deliver on time and on cause, bringing programs that were lacking, like TSAT (Transformational Satellite) and NPOESS, (National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System) back on track.
There are three major satellite systems currently in development with millimeter-wave sensors on board that Millitech has had involvement with: NPOESS, GPM/GMI and Herschel.
He is the subcontract manager for two of the sensors on the multi-billion dollar National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS).
National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) was created in 1998 to provide meteorological information to both civilian and military customers.