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Delays plague NOAA's $11B satellite program

from NextGov

America's next-generation geostationary weather satellite program is again at risk of postponing the launch date of its first satellite, which could leave weather forecasters on the ground without a backup satellite for nearly three years. An audit released by the Commerce Department's inspector general suggests the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-led effort — called the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series, or GOES-R — has experienced developmental problems, inadequate contracting office support and other issues. more


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