How Science Drives Operation of NOAA’s Weather Satellite Assets
About the Speaker
Thaddeus Johnson joined NOAA’s Engineering team as an intern supporting POES Engineering and the launch of NOAA-19. After graduating with his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Thaddeus joined NOAA’s GOES Engineering team as Attitude Control Subsystem Engineer.
While with NOAA, Thaddeus has supported the launches of POES-19 and DMSP F-18 and the handover of GOES-14 and GOES-15 from NASA. With the GOES team, he has transitioned GOES primary operations from GOES-IM spacecraft to newer GOES-NOP series spacecraft.
This presentation centers around the requirements and modus operandi that drive NOAA's Satellite operations at the short and long term levels for the GOES and POES programs. As an example, at the daily level, team members deliberate such things as missed satellite contacts for POES and product impacts due to maneuvers for GOES, while at the long-term level, the changes in requirements that compel technological advances for the GOES and POES programs are considered. This will also demonstrate how NOAA’s Space Assets have improved and how that improvement has advanced our knowledge of weather and climate.
Grand Forks, ND
Johnson, Thaddeus, "How Science Drives Operation of NOAA’s Weather Satellite Assets" (2012). Space Studies Colloquium. 50.