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NOAA Offering Satellite Ride Share
31 July 2018
So, you thought ride sharing was just a new trend on Earth – it's also about to take off – literally – in space.
NOAA is rolling out a new way for small satellites built by the commercial sector to hitch a ride on the upcoming advanced Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) spacecraft launch and test their technology to determine if it will meet NOAA's observation requirements.
Image credit: NOAA - Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) spacecraft