MARACOOS Satellite Team Serves as Backup to NASA

MARACOOS receives satellite data from the NOAA, NASA and EUMETSAT agencies. The global operational weather satellite system is composed of two types of satellites: geostationary operational environmental satellites (GOES) for short-range warning and “now-casting” and polar-orbiting satellites for longer-term forecasting. Both types of satellite are necessary for providing a complete global weather monitoring system.

Recently the University of Delaware satellite receiving station sent Mid-Atlantic data to NASA to supplement data gaps due to a technical issue with one of the polar orbiting satellites.

The MARACOOS satellite team works to serve over 35 near-real time products.

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