09.06.11 - Norman Loeb, the principal investigator for CERES, explains the benefit a long-term, continuous record of climate measurements is so important.
09.06.11 - The latest CERES instrument, on board NPP satellite, will continue 27 years of data on the solar energy reflected and absorbed by Earth, the heat the planet emits and the role of clouds in that process.
08.31.11 - On Tuesday, Aug. 30, NASA's next climate science satellite arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to begin preparations for an October launch.
08.08.11 - NPP has successfully completed its most comprehensive end-to-end compatibility test of the actual satellite and all five scientific instruments.
08.02.11 - Testing to evaluate whether a satellite is ready for space occurs at several levels. Some individual parts and each individual instrument from the satellite go through three types of testing.
04.21.11 - NPP, a minibus-sized satellite, will monitor a broad range of land, ocean, and atmospheric phenomena and build on our knowledge of our home planet.
09.24.10 - The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate/weather satellite has successfully completed its Pre-Environmental Review.
07.22.10 - The last of five instruments slated to fly on the upcoming NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) climate and weather satellite have been successfully integrated, according to NASA officials. The polar-orbiting satellite is scheduled to launch in late 2011.
12.16.08 - A comprehensive Mission Operations Readiness (MOR) review of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) was successfully completed last month.