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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Satellite Arrives At Launch Site
2014-05-02 03:28:08

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A NASA spacecraft designed to make precise measurements of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to begin final preparations for launch. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 arrived Wednesday at its launch site on California's central coast after traveling from Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Gilbert, Ariz. The spacecraft now will undergo final tests and then be integrated on top of a...

CO2 On The Rise Satellite Images
2013-09-04 13:04:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report says satellite observations have shown that carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has continued to increase, despite global efforts to curb emissions. Ten years of data taken from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Envisat mission and Japan's Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) show that carbon dioxide increased by about 0.5 percent every year between 2003 and 2013. The measurements also show that methane began...

NASA Scientists Use Satellites To Measure Plant Health
2013-07-24 15:25:26

NASA [ Watch the Video Seeing Photosynthesis from Space ] NASA scientists have established a new way to use satellites to measure what's occurring inside plants at a cellular level. Plants grow and thrive through photosynthesis, a process that converts sunlight into energy. During photosynthesis, plants emit what is called fluorescence -- light invisible to the naked eye but detectable by satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth. NASA scientists have now established a method...

2009-01-24 14:05:00

Based on a cooperative agreement, ESA has been delivering data from ALOS "“ Japan's four-ton Earth Observation satellite "“ to users across Europe and Africa since its launch three years ago. ESA's efforts have been recognized by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency with an award of appreciation. Dr Yasushi Horikawa, Executive Director of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), wrote to ESA to express appreciation for its "significant contribution over the last 8 years in...

2009-01-23 17:22:33

The first greenhouse gas monitoring satellite was launched into space Friday from the space center on the Japanese island of Tanegashima. Aboard the H2A rocket was Ibuki, the world's first greenhouse-gas monitoring satellite, and seven baby satellites, The China Post reported. The development cost for the greenhouse-gas monitoring satellite was $206 million, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said. Space agency officials said they already have selected four other piggybacks for a launch...

2009-01-23 12:20:00

Japan launched its Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) on Friday, in hopes of gathering unprecedented information on how the earth emits carbon dioxide and methane across the globe. Japan successfully launched the satellite, known as Ibuki, meaning "vitality," from a site in Tanegashima, a remote island about 600 miles (970 kilometers) southwest of Tokyo, using the H-2A rocket, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). "Global warming is one of the most pressing...

2009-01-07 11:52:49

Japan is set to launch its Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) this month in an effort to monitor the emissions of carbon dioxide and methane around the world. Slated to launch using the H-2A rocket on January 21, GOSAT is also known as Ibuki, which is Japanese for "breath" because the satellite will track how the Earth exhales greenhouse gases in 56,000 locations around the world. It will orbit at an altitude of 666 kilometers above the Earth. There were only 282 land-based...

2008-08-01 06:00:19

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Aug. 1 Kyodo - Bunmei Ibuki, the Liberal Democratic Party's secretary general, will be appointed as finance minister in the Cabinet reshuffle Friday, political sources said. Ibuki, 70, contributed to revising the Fundamental Law of Education as education minister under then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 0521 1 Aug 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific....

2005-06-10 20:50:00

June 10, 2005 - Follow the carbon "“ this is the mantra of researchers seeking to understand climate change and forecast its likely extent. A workshop heard how improved detection of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from space promises to revolutionise carbon cycle understanding. This week saw more than 60 researchers from Europe, the United States and Japan gather at ESRIN, ESA's establishment in Italy, for the three-day Carbon from Space workshop, jointly organised by ESA, the...

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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'