Joint mission will provide a better understanding of Earth’s physical and biological environment
Experts from NOAA, the French Space Agency, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES offsite link), the Argos Alliance offsite link and General Atomics will host a media teleconference to preview the upcoming launch and mission of the Argos-4 instrument, designed to help study and protect the environment.
Under a joint agreement between NOAA and CNES, Argos-4 will fly as a hosted payload aboard the General Atomics GAzelle satellite scheduled to launch on October 5, 2022, at 1:00 pm EDT on a Rocket Lab Electron spacecraft from Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand.
Once in orbit, Argos-4 will provide a better understanding of Earth’s physical and biological environment, including its weather and climate, ecosystems and biodiversity. The instrument will also help monitor offshore pollution, and assist with maritime security and humanitarian aid missions.
Media teleconference and Q&A about the launch and mission of the Argos-4 satellite instrument.
Tuesday, September 27, 1:00 pm EDT
1. Dial into the conference call:
- 800-988-9767 U.S./Canada (toll-free)
- 1-517-308-9123 International (toll)
- Verbal passcode: ARGOS4
- Elsayed Talaat, Director, Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis, NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS)
- Scott Rogerson, Program Manager, NOAA’s Argos Data Collection and location System
- Gregg Burgess, Vice President of Space Systems at General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group
- Sophie Coutin-Faye, Head of the Argos Project Office at CNES
- Kim Holland, Researcher, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
- Melinda Holland, CEO, Wildlife Computers (provider of Argos telemetry instruments for marine animal studies)
John Leslie, email@example.com, (202) 527-3504
John Bateman, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 424-0929