CLASS is NOAA’s premier on-line facility to distribute NOAA and U.S. Department of Defense Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite
(POES) data, NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) data, and derived data. CLASS is an electronic library of NOAA environmental data.
The website provides capabilities to find and obtain that data.
A 1Gbps VLAN from NOAA to StarLight (via National LambdaRail), from StarLight to NetherLight (via TransLight/StarLight-GLORIAD), and from NetherLight to
MoscowLight and Russia’s Space Research Institute (via RBnet) was configured on August 1, 2007 for CLASS collaboration. The goal is the ongoing exchange of
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Geophysics Data Center
Russian Academy of Sciences/Space Research Institute/Center of Geophysical Data Studies