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2013-02-23 08:58:22

NASA's Launch Services Program at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has selected United Launch Services, LLC of Englewood, Colo., to provide Delta II launch services for the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat)-2 mission, currently scheduled for July 2016. A firm fixed-price launch service task order has been awarded under the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract. NASA's total cost to launch ICESat-2 is $96.6 million,...

CryoSat-2 Shows Arctic On Thin Ice
2013-02-13 19:23:12

[ Watch the Video: Arctic Sea Ice Changes 2011-2012 ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New observations using satellites have confirmed University of Washington researchers' analysis the Arctic Ocean sea ice really is thinning. A team combined new satellite observations, along with a model created by University of Washington researchers, to confirm the summer minimum in Arctic sea ice is one-fifth of what it was back in 1980, when the model started. The...

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2012-09-18 17:59:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA will be using an ER-2 high altitude research aircraft to fly test models of two future satellite instruments. The aircraft will be used to take models of these instruments at altitudes greater than 60,000 feet to gather information researchers will use to develop ways to handle data that future space born versions will collect. One of the space agency's ER-2 research aircraft has left its home at NASA's Dryden Aircraft...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.