NOAA Satellite Information System

The domain is maintained by the Direct Services Branch (DSB), Satellite Products and Services Division (SPSD). SPSD operates within the Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO).   The Direct Services Branch manages the satellite transmission services the provide operational data, derived products and support for the worldwide direct readout community who are given free, unrestricted access to the scientific data directly from the NOAA satellites. The Branch also administers the GOES Data Collection (DCS), the Argos Data Collection and Locations Systems used by researchers, governmental and environmental organizations worldwide and is the United States operator for the international Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT) system, utilizing NOAA satellites, dedicated to saving persons in distress on land or water.

You are invited to visit the DSB web sites for particular information you may need.