The mission of the Argos Alliance is to secure continued investment in Argos, a unique, satellite-based global data collection and tracking system which is vital to safeguarding Earth’s environment, human safety, and the sustainable ecosystems upon which our nation – and humankind – rely.

Alliance History, Answering a Challenge

In February 2016, The Woods Hole Group, Inc. (formerly CLS America, Inc.) created the Argos Alliance to secure funding and support for the launch of Argos satellites. Argos budget requests in FY18 and FY19 were close to zero. The Alliance helped secured over $65 million to support upcoming satellite launches.

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Upcoming Argos Alliance Meeting

Join Thomas Grey and Seema Owen from Woods Hole Group, Scott Rogerson and Janice Sessing from NOAA, and Argos Alliance chair, Melinda Holland on 13 October 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific time for the latest updates and information on the status of the current Argos satellite constellation, and upcoming launches:

  • Argos-4 HoPS (formally called CDARS)
  • Oceansat-3
  • Kinéis small satellites
  • MetOp SG-B1
  • MetOps SG-B2
  • Update on the new Kineis Location Processing

We also have some exciting news to share. The launch of Argos-4 HoPS is now scheduled for 7 October 2022! Stay up to date with all the launch activities here:

General Atomics is hosting an in-person, live event in Centennial, Colorado, and would like to gauge your interest in attending. Please send an email to, if you would like to participate in person.

This meeting is for Argos Alliance members. To join the Alliance (it’s free!*) and RSVP for the meeting, send an email to You will be signed up and sent a link to the meeting a few days prior.

*By joining the Argos Alliance, you agree to receive information via email and allow for your name, title, and organization to appear on its website.

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