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NOAA-N: Mission, Spacecraft, Science and Technology Webcast
Tiffany Nail, Launch Services Support SpecialistHost
Tiffany Nail
Launch Services
Support Specialist
Go behind the scenes for an in-depth look at NOAA-N, the latest in the series of advanced TIROS-N (ATN) satellites. The spacecraft's enhanced instruments will help provide a polar-orbiting platform to support multiple Earth-observing tasks.

Program date/time: May 9, 2005, 7:00 p.m. EDT
This program has concluded.

The following individuals are our Grand Prize Winners. They will each receive a NASA Direct NOAA-N prize pack!
- John Boring from Capac
- Harriet from Baton Rouge

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James Kennedy, Kennedy Space Center Director Special Guest:
James Kennedy
Kennedy Space Center Director
Mission Introduction
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Karen Halterman, Spacecraft Mission Director Special Guest:
Karen Halterman
Project Manager
Overview: The POES series of satellites ensures that each part of Earth is observed at least every 12 hours. Halterman tells us more about the NASA/NOAA partnership.
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Capt. Paul Lucyk, Launch Weather OfficerSpecial Guest:
Capt. Paul Lucyk
Launch Weather Officer
Overview: What weather conditions are required for a safe launch? Lucyk explains, and shares the latest launch day forecast.
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Omar Baez, NASA Launch ManagerSpecial Guest:
Omar Baez
NASA Launch Manager
Overview: Baez describes how the Delta II launch vehicle was prepared for flight and gives a briefing on the status of NOAA-N's countdown and launch.
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Steve Pszcolka, Observatory Manager - NOAA-NSpecial Guest:
Steve Pszcolka
Observatory Manager
Overview: Pszcolka discusses spacecraft integration and testing.

Note: Pszcolka and Mazur (below) "question and answer" sessions were combined into a single segment for this webcast.
Bill Mazur, NOAA-N Polar Satellite Acquisition ManagerSpecial Guest:
Bill Mazur
Polar Satellite Acquisition Manager
Overview: Mazur will answer questions about the changes made to NOAA-N, the uses that POES data routinely provides. He will also describe the new cooperative program with the European community.
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