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2012-07-26 20:51:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China is building more momentum as a space agency by striking a deal with Argentina to build an antenna for deep space observations. Argentina's government announced on Wednesday that it has struck a deal with China to build the antenna in the county's southern Patagonia region. The agreement also defines more general "parameters for establishing earth-based installations," and creates a basis for future cooperation, according to...

NASA Celebrates First Birthday For Aquarius
2012-06-14 06:46:49

Aquarius, NASA's pioneering instrument to measure ocean surface salinity from orbit, launched a year ago (on June 10, 2011) aboard the Argentine Space Agency's Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D) observatory. Designed to advance our understanding of what changes in the saltiness of the ocean's top layer say about the water cycle and variations in climate, the mission has had a busy first year. Already, its measurements of global salinity patterns have...

NASA's Aquarius Yields Global Map Of Ocean Salinity
2011-09-23 04:39:30

   NASA's new Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity of the ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries. Aquarius, which is aboard the Aquarius/SAC-D (Satelite de Aplicaciones Científicas) observatory, is making NASA's first space observations of ocean surface salinity variations - a key component of Earth's climate. Salinity changes are linked to the cycling of freshwater around the planet and...

2011-06-10 10:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's 'Age of Aquarius' dawned Friday with the launch of an international satellite carrying the agency-built Aquarius instrument that will measure the saltiness of Earth's oceans to advance our understanding of the global water cycle and improve climate forecasts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Aquarius/SAC-D observatory rocketed into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California atop a United...

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2011-06-09 07:55:00

The launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D mission is postponed 24 hours until Friday, June 10, from NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 5-minute launch window opens at 10:20 a.m. EDT (7:20 a.m. PDT). The new launch date will allow the launch team to complete additional review of an inconsistency found in the Delta II launch vehicle flight profile for wind conditions on the day of launch. These data are used to steer the Delta II through upper level...

2011-06-08 18:49:00

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D mission is postponed 24 hours until Friday, June 10, from NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 5-minute launch window opens at 10:20 a.m. EDT (7:20 a.m. PDT). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new launch date will allow the launch team to complete additional review of an inconsistency found in the Delta II launch vehicle...

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2011-06-08 13:35:00

By Dauna Coulter, Science@NASA A new observatory is about to leave Earth to map a powerful compound of global importance: Common everyday sea salt. Researchers suspect that the salinity of Earth's oceans has far-reaching effects on climate, much as the salt levels within our bodies influence our own delicate internal balance. An international team of scientists from NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina, or CONAE, will investigate this possibility with the aid of a satellite named...

2011-05-26 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory is scheduled for June 9, from NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Liftoff of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is targeted to occur during a five-minute launch window that opens at 10:20 a.m. EDT (7:20 a.m. PDT). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Aquarius is the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft. The...

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2011-05-17 14:45:00

Final preparations are under way for the June 9 launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D observatory. The mission's primary instrument, Aquarius, will study interactions between ocean circulation, the water cycle and climate by measuring ocean surface salinity. Engineers at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California are performing final tests before mating Aquarius/SAC-D to its Delta II rocket. The mission is a collaboration between NASA and Argentina's space agency, Comision Nacional de...


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