The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is expected to slip 12-14 months as a result of Congress’s failure to pass new appropriations for fiscal 2011. JPSS is the civil follow-on to the canceled National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (Npoess) on which NOAA was partnered with the U.S. Air Force and NASA. JPSS had been targeted for a first launch in 2014. USAF is now pursuing its own polar weather ...

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