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2014-08-20 16:21:09

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A cool thing about space: cryogenic refrigerators from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) that chill satellite sensors to hundreds of degrees below zero Fahrenheit (degrees F) for maximum sensitivity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=27220. A new NASA satellite with infrared sensors provides...

Amazon rainforest
2014-07-30 16:22:37

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A laser-based system from the University of Maryland, College Park, will observe the structure of forest canopy....

Carbon Conundrums
2014-06-12 16:21:05

NASA NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. [ Watch the Video: OCO-2: NASA’s Carbon Counter ] The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission will provide a more complete, global picture of the human and natural sources of carbon dioxide, as well as their “sinks,” the natural ocean and land processes by which carbon dioxide is pulled...

2014-05-21 08:21:59

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two scientific spacecraft and a military communications payload produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) are observing major on orbit anniversaries this year as they continue to perform for many additional years beyond their design lives. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=25474 -- Chandra...

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...

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...

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...


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