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NASA, JAXA Announce Launch Date For New Precipitation Satellite
2013-12-26 12:14:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced the date and window -- Feb. 27 from 1:07 pm to 3:07 pm EST -- for the launch of a new precipitation satellite. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite is slated to be launched from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center. GPM is designed to conduct observations of rain and snowfall several times a day around the world. NASA said it...

2013-04-09 08:20:33

Subsystem enhancements will provide greater efficiency and cost savings AURORA, Colo., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded an $8 million contract with NASA Goddard Space Center to upgrade the command, control and telemetry (CCT) subsystems of the Earth Observing System (EOS). Enhancing the CCT subsystem will allow NASA to lower maintenance costs by exploiting automation and virtualization technologies, reducing the number of machines that need to be...

Operational Control Of Environmental Satellite Transferred By NASA
2013-03-04 13:25:51

NASA The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was transitioned to NOAA operational organization control Feb. 22, 2013. The transition marks the next step of the mission that supports NASA's Earth science research and NOAA's weather forecasting missions. Suomi NPP continues the observations of Earth from space that were pioneered by NASA's Earth Observing System. The...

2013-03-04 12:20:57

GREENBELT, Md., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to a free event on March 13 at the Visitor's Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., to experience "Archeology from Space" presented by Dr. Compton Tucker, senior Earth scientist at NASA's Biospheric Sciences Branch Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In his presentation, Tucker will explain how he used NASA technology in...

2013-03-04 12:20:41

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was transitioned to NOAA operational organization control Feb. 22. The transition marks the next step of the mission that supports NASA's Earth science research and NOAA's weather forecasting missions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Suomi NPP continues the...

Massive Rainfall Totals From Tropical Storm Oswald Seen By NASA
2013-01-24 15:59:13

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Storm Oswald's heavy rains have caused flooding in Queensland, Australia and NASA's TRMM satellite measured almost two feet of rain fell in certain areas. Tropical cyclone Oswald's sustained winds have never been greater than 35 knots (~40.2 mph) but the storm's extreme rainfall has resulted in widespread flooding in Australia over northern Queensland. Many roads have been reported flooded resulting in some communities being cut off. NASA's...

2013-01-16 08:21:02

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the media planning to cover the launch of NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California must apply for accreditation by Feb. 4. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) LDCM will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex 3. Liftoff is targeted for 10:04 a.m. PST Feb. 11. Media...

2013-01-02 16:20:27

GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to a free event in January to experience "Finding the Slippery Slope: Detecting Landslides from Space," by Dalia Kirschbaum, research physical scientist in hydrological science at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Md. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The talk is part of the Gerald Soffen Lecture Series and will be held at the Goddard Visitor Center on Wed., Jan. 9,...

New Landsat Probe Arrives At Vandenberg
2012-12-21 07:04:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), the eighth probe in NASA's long-running satellite imagery acquisition program, has been delivered to California's Vandenberg Air Force Base in preparation for its upcoming launch, officials with the US space agency announced on Thursday. The LDCM, which was built and tested by Arizona-based Orbital Sciences Corporation and departed their facility onboard a semi-trailer truck earlier this...

2012-11-07 16:21:01

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to a free event on Nov. 14 to experience "Space Exploration and Humanity's Quest to Understand Everything," by Dr. David T. Leisawitz, Chief of the Science Proposal Support Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The talk is part of the Gerald Soffen Lecture Series and will be held at the Visitor Center at NASA Goddard...