To reduce the risk of gaps in polar weather satellite coverage, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would seek an exception for its Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) in the event the agency is funded under a continuing resolution for Fiscal 2011. NOAA has requested $1.1 billion for JPSS in Fiscal 2011, which represents roughly a $678 million increase over the funding requested for polar satellite efforts in Fiscal 2010, according to Mary Kicza, assistant ...

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