03.09.09 - Once NOAA-N Prime achieved orbit and was operational, it was renamed "NOAA-19" and NASA handed over the control of the Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite (POES) to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
02.25.09 - This NOAA-19 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR/3) Automatic Picture Transmission (APT) image was taken in by Fred E. Piering.
02.15.09 - NOAA-N Prime represents the final chapter in a long and productive series of polar-orbiting operational environmental satellites (POES) that stretch back to 1978, when the first modern weather satellite, TIROS-N, was launched.
02.15.09 - In February 2009, NASA launched NOAA-N Prime, the forty-first and last in a productive series of polar-operational environmental satellites (POES) that dates back to 1960.
02.06.09 - A new environmental satellite that will improve weather forecasting and monitor environmental events around the world soared into space this morning after a picture-perfect launch.