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Trump administration planning to cut NOAA weather satellite programs

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The Trump administration is planning significant cuts to NOAA, including its weather satellite programs.

Budget documents developed by the administration for the fiscal year 2018 budget proposal call for a 17 percent cut in NOAA’s overall budget, and a 22 percent cut for NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, which develops and operates weather satellites.

The effect of the cut on NOAA’s ongoing and planned weather satellites from the proposed cut is unclear.

The administration plans to release an outline of its budget proposal later this month, with the full budget proposal to follow by May. [Washington Post]


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