Welcome to the NOAA / NESDIS / Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Tim Schmit Selected as a Finalist for the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal
8 May 2018 - Tim Schmit from NESDIS/STAR/CoRP/ASPB has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in the Science and Environment Category. The 'Sammies, known as the "Oscars" of government service, are a highly respected honor with a rigorous selection process. Named for the Partnership for Public Service's late founder who was inspired by President Kennedy's call to serve in 1963, these awards align with his vision of a dynamic and innovative federal workforce that meets the needs of the American people. Tim was nominated for his lifelong contributions to the GOES satellites. This year, there were over 300 nominations from various federal agencies across the government and he is one of the 27 finalists. The final awards will be given in October 2018, and we wish Tim good luck!
25 August 2017 - Hurricane Harvey made landfall midway along the Texas coast late on 25 August 2017. GOES-16 imagery of the storm from infrared band 13 shown above. See geocolor and Band 13 IR animations.
21 August 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, the first total solar eclipse to move across the conterminous United States in 99 years occurred, treating all of North America to a rare and spectacular astronomical display. Read more.
21 August 2017 - The August 21 eclipse was also captured by the Suomi NPP polar satellite, which flew over the path of totality as it cross the Southeastern United States. S-NPP teams have contributed interesting images and data artifacts of the eclipse from the OMPS, VIIRS, and CrIS instruments. Read more.
Latest STAR Publications
Updated: Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Data, algorithms, and images presented on STAR websites are intended for experimental use only and are not supported on an operational basis. More information