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November 19, 2016: GOES-R was successfully launched at 6:42pm from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL.

June 22, 2012: NCC Calibration Seminar: Automated calibration of optical sensors using a low-cost kHz OPO laser system.
(Flyer: NCC_Seminar_low cost laser system.pdf"; Presentation: Zong_NOAA_NCC_Seminar[1].pdf)

May 21 - May 23, 2012: NOAA/NESDIS/STAR & KMA/NMSC Technical Working Group Meeting.Here

April 27, 2012: NCC Calibration Seminar: SI-traceable terrestrial broad-band solar measurements.
(Flyer: NCC_Seminar_pyrheliometer.pdf)

Feb. 17, 2012: NCC & GSICS Seminar : Lunar Metrology for Satellite Instrument Calibration by Dr. Steven Brown (NIST).
(Flyer: NCC_Seminar_lunarMetrology.pdf; Presentation Slides: 2012_Lunar_Talk_NCC_NOAA.pdf)

November 21, 2011: VIIRS first images produced

November 8, 2011: The VIIRS instrument was powered on today. Stay tuned for more updates.

October 28, 2011: NPP was successfully launced today from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Video

October 11, 2011: Press release article on NCC in StakeHolderUpdate10112011.pdf.

September 7, 2011: A team of experts at NOAA have formed a new center to fine-tune data from NOAA environmental satellites and others from around the world, which will improve the forecast skill of NOAA's weather, climate and ocean models. Here

September 6, 2011: NCC Charter signed.

July 7, 2011: The NCC wiki web established.

July 27, 2010: The wiki is up and running!