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NOAA to launch new satellite

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is adding a powerful new tool to its weather satellite fleet.

On Nov. 10, NASA will launch the newest NOAA weather satellite into space. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, will be a powerhouse, providing    scientists and meteorologists with vital data about a variety of weather-related events like hurricanes, floods, blizzards and wildfires. The satellite will also play a critical role in improving the accuracy of forecasts.

NOAA's Chief Program Scientist Mitch Goldberg spoke with Billy V about the project.

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