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Supernova observation first of its kind using NASA satellite

July 17, 2019

When NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched into space in April 2018, it did so with a specific…
Last NASA Communications Satellite of its Kind Joins Fleet

February 16, 2018

NASA has begun operating the last satellite of its kind in the network that provides communications and tracking…
Satellite for Monitoring Air Pollution Ready for Launch Later this Year

July 22, 2017

The UK-built Sentinel-5P is ready to begin its journey from Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage, UK to…
GOES-R heads to orbit, will improve weather forecasting

November 24, 2016

GOES-R, the first of NOAA’s highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:42…
NASA Set to Launch New Fleet of Hurricane-Tracking Small Satellites

November 11, 2016

NASA is set to launch its first Earth science small satellite constellation, which will help improve hurricane intensity,…
One-eyed robot learns to see in weightlessness

September 29, 2016

A small drone taught itself to judge distances using only one eye during trials aboard the International Space…
Aladin wind probe ready for Aeolus

August 3, 2016

It has been years in the making, but one of the trickiest pieces of space technology ever developed…
GOES-3 satellite decommissioned after linking Antarctica to the world for more than 20 years

July 22, 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) late last month decommissioned a 38-year-old communications satellite that for 21 years had…
Dead satellite shows new horizon for X-ray astronomy

July 7, 2016

Measurements of unprecedented detail returned by Japan’s Hitomi X-ray satellite have discovered that the gas in the Perseus…
Space weather satellite ICON on course for summer 2017 launch

April 8, 2016

NASA’s newest space weather research satellite, the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, is on course for a summer 2017 launch…
GOES-R satellite could provide better data for hurricane prediction

March 30, 2016

The launch of the GOES-R geostationary satellite in October 2016 could herald a new era for predicting hurricanes,…
MinXSS cube satellite to study solar flares, X-rays emitted by the sun

December 4, 2015

A NASA-funded miniature satellite built by University of Colorado Boulder students will launch at 5:55 p.m. EST on…
Tracking new missions from down under

November 25, 2015

For beachgoers, Australia’s pristine west coast is an ideal location to catch some rays. It is also ideal…
NASA’s MMS Spacecraft Achieve Tightest Flying Formation Ever

October 19, 2015

On Oct. 15, 2015, a NASA mission broke its own record: the four satellites of its Magnetospheric Multiscale…
Sentinel 3A shows off

October 16, 2015

Before the latest satellite for Copernicus is packed up and shipped to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia for…
NRAO’s Iconic 140-Foot Radio Telescope Celebrates 50 Years of Discovery

October 14, 2015

Today the Governor of West Virginia Earl Ray Tomblin recognized the 50th Anniversary of the National Radio Astronomy…
NASA Eyes on Earth Aid Response to Carolina Flooding

October 9, 2015

It was rain that wouldn’t quit. A weather system fueled by warm moisture streaming in from the Atlantic…
New Green Propellants Complete Milestones

September 15, 2015

To stay in the proper orbit, many satellites have thrusters–small rocket engines–that fire to change altitude or orientation…
Seniors to reenact Van Allen radiation belt experiments

May 14, 2015

A group of University of Iowa seniors is preparing to reenact the famed discovery of James Van Allen,…
Agronomist helps NASA satellite measure soil moisture

March 4, 2015

It’s up there right now, orbiting the Earth about 426 miles above the planet’s surface. Its mechanical arm…
Danish satellite to track the routes of migratory birds

June 19, 2014

A small satellite developed in partnership between the University of Copenhagen and DTU will be listening to radio…
Update: Commercial liftoff for Europe’s smallest launcher

May 2, 2014

Vega liftoff on flight VV03   The third launch by Europe’s new small launcher, Vega, has delivered Kazakhstan’s…
First JPSS-1 satellite instrument is ready for installation

April 30, 2014

JPSS-1, NOAA’s next polar orbiting environmental satellite. Credit: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. The first of five instruments…
ESA image: Sentinel’s view of the West Coast of the Netherlands

April 29, 2014

Radar image of the Netherlands. Credit: ESA This image over the West Coast of the Netherlands is one…
Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers, researchers find

April 18, 2014

Federal Aviation Administration System Command Center in Herndon, Virginia, on August 12, 2002 Security flaws in many satellite…
A satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption

April 4, 2014

Using satellite imagery to monitor which volcanoes are deforming provides statistical evidence of their eruption potential, according to…
Engineers taking Earth-based measurements to calibrate NASA’s newest weather satellite

March 7, 2014

After Atlanta was paralyzed by a rare snowstorm, many fingers were pointed assigning blame for the resulting traffic…
Japan readies hi-tech global rainfall satellite

February 27, 2014

In this file photo, trace of a moving light is made by Japan’s H-IIA rocket, launched from the…
Japan’s Pocari Sweat bound for the moon: maker

February 21, 2014

Japan’s curiously-named Pocari Sweat is to be sent to the moon, its Japanese maker has said, in what…
“Gravity”-style space debris threat from giant satellite explored in student paper

February 20, 2014

Artist’s impression of Envisat. Credits: ESA Physics students at the University of Leicester have pointed out that the…
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