News at Carr

NASA Contract Awarded! - September 30th, 2019

NASA has made 22 awards under the Advanced Information Systems Technology program, and we are one of the recipients. This program will be in partnership with the Science Data Processing Branch at NASA/GSFC. For a synopsis of the award, click the following link:

Carr Has Been Published! - September 9th, 2019

The Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) has published our article "Joint 3D-Wind Retrievals with Stereoscopic Views from MODIS and GOES". It can be found in Remote Sensing as part of the Special Issue MISR and is available online.
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TEMPO Contract Awarded! - June 26th, 2019

We have been supporting the TEMPO instrument project for many years. TEMPO is an imaging spectrometer for geostationary orbit that will detect trace gases (including important pollutants, such as NO2, SO2, and O3) by the “fingerprints” that they leave in the sunlight reflected off the Earth’s surface. It’s a hosted payload and therefore needs a host, which would be a commercial communications satellite. We have helped engineer the instrument, written science software for the Science Data Processing Center, participated in its Science Team, and helped with the host procurement. NASA has told the TEMPO team that a fixed-price contract has been awarded to Maxar Technologies (formerly Space Systems/Loral, located in Palo Alto, California) to host TEMPO. Maxar will host TEMPO on a 1300-series satellite as part of a mission for EchoStar Satellite Services. The EchoStar satellite will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 in early 2022 and be stationed a 92.85°W longitude.
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Carr Has Been Published! - November 27th, 2018

The Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) has published our article "MISR-GOES 3D Winds: Implications for Future LEO-GEO and LEO-LEO Winds". It can be found in Remote Sensing as part of the Special Issue MISR and is available online.
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Carr Goes Live with WxLiveStream - June 27th, 2018

Carr Astro has gone live with our WxLiveStream data streaming service that provides access to live GOES-R imagery as if the subscriber had their own antenna and ground terminal to receive the GOES Rebroadcast (GRB) product. Our web application, offered through Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace, streams imagery in real time and provides tools to ingest it for consumption by weather applications. Our focus is on “nowcasting” users, where low latency is essential. Click the link to subscribe!

NASA Significant Achievement Award - December 12th, 2017

Carr Logo on Ice Carr Astronautics is now an Amazon Consulting Partner!! This is recognition from Amazon Web Services that we are proficient as developers in their cloud. To achieve this recognition, we had to submit two projects done in their cloud and have staff complete mandated training. The partner designation allows us to do business with Amazon directly (e.g., in their /Earth initiative to bring and curate NOAA data in the cloud) and propose cloud solutions to government clients.

NASA Significant Achievement Award - November 1st, 2017

Carr Logo on Ice Carr Astronautics employees received a NASA significant achievement award for Image Navigation and Registration (INR) on GOES-R. Pam Sullivan, GOES-R Flight Project Manager, presented this award to a group including Bruce Gibbs and Jim Carr (pictured left to right, with Alan Reth of NASA in the middle). Carr Astronautics supports the GOES-R Program through its subcontract with Harris Corporation to implement the Ground System for NOAA.

Carr Supports GEO Week 2017 - October 19th, 2017

GEO Week Carr was a proud sponsor of GEO Week 2017 ( through a donation made to the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The Group on Earth Observations provides an important forum for organizations across the world to coordinate their work on Earth observations and applications. AMS is a non-profit organization that is "committed to strengthening the incredible work being done across the public, private, and academic sectors." For more information about AMS, please visit their website at

Carr Supports Curling League - September 15th, 2017

Carr Logo on Ice Carr Astronautics, Inc. supports the Potomac Curling Club ( with the purchase of an on-ice advertisement! Curling is a unique team sport that showcases precision, strategy, and teamwork, which are all characteristics that are embedded in the Carr culture. Check the club’s website for a learn-to-curl event and come out and try it!

Dr. Carr Presents at 2017 NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop - August 23rd, 2017

The 2017 NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop is being held in College Park, MD. It showcases innovations that have the potential to benefit NOAA’s observational capabilities for the future. Read about our work in 3D Winds here:

Carr Receives ProTech Award - June 8th, 2017

Carr Astronautics has received an award from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the ProTech Satellite Domain. ProTech is a new contract vehicle intended for the procurement of a broad range of professional and technical services relating to NOAA’s capabilities for gathering environmental intelligence from space. Carr Astronautics has a long track record of working with NOAA, particularly in support of their constellation of geostationary weather satellites. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the agency through the ProTech vehicle. We are dedicated to NOAA’s mission and recognize its immense value to this nation and the world. We thank our teammates and our other partners in industry and academia for their support during our ProTech proposal and capture activities.