NOAA launches new polar-orbiting satellite - Soundings Online

NOAA launches new polar-orbiting satellite

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A new NOAA polar-orbiting environmental satellite is now circling the globe every 102 minutes, taking images and measurements. The satellite — which carries seven scientific instruments, including two search-and-rescue instruments and a data recording system — is designed to support NOAA’s efforts to forecast and monitor the environment. Read the full release, and see photos and streaming video.

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