Engineers prepare to remove the CERES instrument from the Radiometric Calibration Chamber following the completion of thermal vacuum testing at Northrop Grumman's manufacturing facility in Redondo Beach, California. This sensor will be integrated onto NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft, scheduled for launch in 2017. Credit: Northrop Grumman Corporation
CERES FM5 is currently flying on the Suomi NPP satellite mission, and CERES FM6 will fly on the JPSS-1 spacecraft. The Radiation Budget Instrument (RBI) is scheduled to fly on the JPSS-2 satellite mission. Credit: NASA
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CERES builds on the highly successful Earth Radiation Budget Experiment scanners flown on legacy NOAA polar satellites and on NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) missions...