Media advisory: NOAA’s year of launches
Approaching the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R series (now known as GOES-16) and this week’s scheduled launch of the Joint Polar Satellite System satellite (known as JPSS-1 or NOAA-20), NOAA is providing a briefing to Members of Congress and their staff to discuss and celebrate a successful year of launches.
Representatives from NOAA, federal agencies, emergency management, and industry partners will showcase the JPSS-1 satellite and the utility of NOAA's weather and environmental satellites in the context of recent natural disasters that have caused significant impacts to the U.S.
The briefings are open to the media to participate in-person only. Reporters MUST RSVP using this formoffsite link by 12:00 noon on Wed., Nov. 15th. Due to security in the Capitol Visitor's Center, those who do not work in a congressional office must RSVP.
Briefing followed by a question and answer session
Thu., Nov. 16, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Senate Room 202-203
Stephen Volz, Assistant NOAA Administrator, NOAA Satellites and Information Service
Louis Uccellini, Assistant NOAA Administrator, NOAA National Weather Service
Mitch Goldberg, JPSS chief program scientist, NOAA
Dennis Andrucyk, science deputy director, NASA
Bryan Koon, Vice President, IEM homeland security and disaster management company