9.5 The Status of NOAA Satellite Operations

Thursday, 14 January 2016: 9:30 AM
Room 252/254 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Jason D. Taylor, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and T. Renkevens and N. Donoho

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) is committed to providing a continuous and reliable stream of satellite data and products to a variety of domestic and foreign users. The NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) collects, processes, and distributes environmental satellite data and derived products about the Earth's weather, atmosphere, oceans, land, and near-space conditions to a wide range of public and private customers. OSPO manages and directs the operation of the central ground facilities which ingests, processes, and disseminates environmental satellite data and derived products. The Office supports the launch, activation, and evaluation of new satellites and the in-depth assessment of satellite and ground systems anomalies. It prepares plans and procedures for responding to satellite and ground anomalies, and establishes and coordinates the schedules for satellite operation and data acquisition. This presentation will offer an overview of OSPO's mission and strategy for meeting users' needs for satellite data services, give an update on the current issues and schedules of the fleet of operational satellites, and provide a preview of OSPO's planned improvements for future environmental satellite data and product distribution.
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