Washington, DC – On Friday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) contract with L3Harris to install equipment at the NOAA Consolidated Backup Facility (CBU) in Fairmont for an upcoming Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) Command and Control project.
“I am pleased that Fairmont’s NOAA facility is partnering with L3Harris to install new equipment in advance of the launch of the Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) Command and Control project. The Fairmont CBU facility will play a vital role in the launch of NOAA’s new project and I applaud the men and women at the facility for continuing their important work to help predict our climate and weather. NOAA’s continued investment in our workforce is great news for the Fairmont community and the entire state and I will continue to work with our local, state and federal partners to bring more investments to the state.”