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2010-01-05 09:35:37

After nearly 5 years of concurrent operations with the Afternoon Constellation, known as the "A-Train," the PARASOL satellite is going on another orbit "track." The A-Train includes a number of NASA satellites that orbit the Earth one behind the other on the same track and until this month, PARASOL has been part of that train. PARASOL is an Earth observation mission, managed by the French Space Agency (CNES). PARASOL stands for "Polarization and Anisotropy of Reflectances for Atmospheric...

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2009-12-12 11:01:28

Rainfall in the once-known Cyclone Cleo has really diminished over the last 24 hours, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite has confirmed it. Cleo is fading and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center has acknowledged its demise, in its final warning on the storm today. At 4 a.m. ET today, December 11, Cleo's maximum sustained winds were down to 40 mph, and waning fast. That make Cleo a weak tropical storm at the moment, but it is expected to dissipate in the next day or two,...

2009-12-10 12:24:41

Tropical forest loss accounts for an estimated 17% of global emissions of carbon dioxide. As part of a strategy to reduce these greenhouse gas fluxes to the atmosphere, the UNFCCC's Conference of the Parties 15 in Copenhagen is working to adopt a strategy for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in the post-Kyoto climate treaty. For tropical nations to be effective in tracking and reporting their emissions reductions from forest management and conservation,...

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2009-12-09 09:30:00

NASA's effort to deploy the first satellite mission to advance global precipitation observations from space moved closer to this goal when agency officials approved critical elements for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission on Dec. 2. NASA gave GPM the green light to proceed to the mission implementation phase in a review meeting chaired by NASA's Associate Administrator Christopher Scolese. Building on the success of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), a joint...

2009-12-08 13:39:00

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's effort to deploy the first satellite mission to advance global precipitation observations from space moved closer to this goal when agency officials approved critical elements for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission on Dec. 2. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA gave GPM the green light to proceed to the mission implementation phase in a review meeting chaired by NASA's Associate...

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2009-12-08 11:31:40

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite captured the birth of Tropical Storm Cleo in the southern Indian Ocean on December 7. TRMM is managed by both NASA and the Japanese Space Agency, and provides rainfall estimates of tropical systems from its orbit in space. Data from TRMM earlier today revealed that there are some areas around Cleo's circulation where rain is falling at about one inch per hour. At 1200 UTC (7 a.m. ET) today, Cleo had maximum sustained winds near 52...

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2009-12-02 13:25:00

European scientists have presented six ideas for future space missions at the Oceanographic Institute of Paris, France. Each of the missions have been proposed to launch before 2020, although the European Space Agency is likely to only choose to follow through with three or four of the mission ideas. The ESA hopes to put together up to 475 million euros ($714,000,000) for each plan to be implemented, according to BBC News. However, four of the consortia competing to be approved are already...

2009-11-30 06:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to build a second Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager (GMI) in support of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. The identical GMI 1 and GMI 2 Microwave Imagers are multi-channel, conical-scanning, microwave radiometers serving an essential role in the near-global-coverage and frequent-revisit-time requirements of GPM,...

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2009-11-29 08:08:09

Japan launched a next-generation spy satellite on Saturday as part of efforts to beef up its surveillance system against the threat of North Korea's missiles. An H-2A rocket carrying the nation's No. 3 Information Gathering Satellite was launched on Saturday morning from Tanegashima Space Centre on Tanegashima island, southwestern Japan, the officials said. Hisashi Michigami, an official at the Cabinet Office, says, "The satellite will gather intelligence for our defense and diplomatic...

2009-11-17 12:15:00

Co-chairs from China, European Commission, South Africa, United States WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is holding its annual Plenary meeting in Washington on 17-18 November to assess and promote progress towards making information about global environmental change readily available to policy-makers, managers and anyone else who needs it. "GEO is on track to make critical information about global changes widely and easily available. By...


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