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2011-06-23 15:18:00

GREENBELT, Md., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc. (SGT) in Greenbelt, Md., to provide geophysics, geodynamics, and space geodesy support. The total maximum ordering value of the cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will be $45 million. The effective ordering period is from July 1 through Aug. 31, 2015. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Under this contract, SGT will...

2011-05-26 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Fibertek of Herndon, Va., to design, develop, fabricate, test and deliver laser systems to be used for the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission scheduled to launch in 2016. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., manages the ICESat-2 Project. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The total estimated value of the cost-plus-award-fee contract is $26,083,242....

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2011-05-12 07:35:31

How do instruments end up on satellites orbiting the Earth? For many of them, long before they are ever launched into space, they are tested from NASA airplanes. One of the objectives of the NASA Airborne Science Program is to test new instruments in space-like environments. Testing future satellite instruments from airplanes is the next best thing to actually testing them in space. Over the past three weeks, a team from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., led by Bill Heaps...

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2011-03-16 07:40:00

Researchers and flight crew arrived in Thule, Greenland, on Monday, March 14, for the start of NASA's 2011 Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study changes in Arctic polar ice. This year's plans include surveys of Canadian ice caps and expanded international collaboration. The state of Earth's polar ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice is an important indicator of climate change and plays a key role in regulating global climate. With IceBridge, NASA is pushing ahead with its commitment...

2011-03-15 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers and flight crew arrived in Thule, Greenland, on Monday, March 14, for the start of NASA's 2011 Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study changes in Arctic polar ice. This year's plans include surveys of Canadian ice caps and expanded international collaboration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The state of Earth's polar ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice is an important indicator of...

2010-09-01 14:24:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation IceBridge - a NASA airborne mission to observe changes in Earth's rapidly changing polar land ice and sea ice - is soon to embark on its fourth field season in October. The mission is now paralleled by a campaign to bring data to researchers as quickly as possible and to accelerate the analysis of those changes and how they may affect people and climate systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo:...

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2010-08-31 13:21:29

University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduates, who have been helping to control five NASA satellites from campus, participated in the unusual decommissioning of a functioning satellite with a failed science payload in recent days, bringing the craft into Earth re-entry to burn up yesterday. The satellite, known as the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite, or ICESat, orbited Earth for seven years, gathering valuable data on the polar regions and helping scientists develop a better...

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2010-08-30 10:15:00

UPDATE: NASA's Orbital Debris Program Office at Johnson Space Center, Houston, has reported that debris from the ICESat spacecraft fell to Earth in the Barents Sea on Monday, Aug. 30, at approximately 5 a.m. EDT. One of NASA's orbiting sentinels is expected to return to Earth in a few days. The agency's Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation (ICESat) satellite completed a very productive scientific mission earlier this year. NASA lowered the satellite's orbit last month and then decommissioned the...


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