NASA/NOAA Media Briefing on Latest Polar Environmental Satellite
Cynthia M. O'Carroll
Goddard Space Flight Center

John Leslie
NOAA National Environmental Satellite,
Data and Information Service

Release No. 09-006

GREENBELT, Md. -- There will be a NASA and NOAA media teleconference on Thursday, Jan. 22, to discuss the upcoming launch of the NOAA-N Prime satellite, and important provider of data for NOAA’s weather and climate forecasts and tool for the U.S. search and rescue operations.

NOAA-N Prime is scheduled to launch on February 4 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 5:22 a.m. EST (2:22 a.m. PST).

The spacecraft will be transported to NASA’s Space Launch Complex 2 and mated to the Delta II rocket on January 15.


Thursday, January 22, 2009, 1 p.m. ET


Gary Davis, director, Office of Systems Development, NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service
Mike Mignogno, program manager, NOAA’s Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellites
Wayne Higgins, director, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center
Wayne McIntyre, program manager, NASA’s Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellites

Contact Cynthia O'Carroll at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for information on how to access the teleconference.