Team Pulls All-Nighters in Hawaii to Calibrate Satellites

From a cramped portable trailer near the beach in Hawaii, a team of Aerospace engineers spent three weeks collecting data using sophisticated laser sensors.  More »

DMSP Instruments: A 50-Year Legacy

DMSP Instruments: A 50-Year Legacy Aerospace expertise has been instrumental in maximizing the utility of the military’s preeminent weather-forecasting system. Donald Boucher and Anthony Stier   The mission of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) is to collect and disseminate global visible and infrared (IR) cloud-cover data and other specialized meteorological, oceanographic, and solar-geophysical information […]  More »

In Brief

Aerospace Supports New Weather Satellite The National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP), a new NASA weather satellite, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a Delta II rocket October 28, 2011. The satellite, precursor to the Joint Polar Satellite System, is equipped with sensors that will observe the ozone layer, atmospheric temperatures, […]  More »