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New ground network gives forecasters quicker access to satellite weather data
08 November 2017
Raytheon announced on 07 November that it has upgraded the Common Ground System that NASA and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will use to support the new weather satellite, Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) -1 scheduled to launch on 14 November, and 10 U.S., European and Japanese spacecraft already in orbit.
The Common Ground Station 2.0 already is retrieving satellite data from a new ground station at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in addition to the ground station in Svalbard, Norway, that NASA and NOAA relied on in the first generation of the Common Ground System.
Image credit: Ball Aerospace & Technologies - JPSS-1