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Japan Epsilon Rocket Launch Halted Due To 'Attitude Abnormality'
2013-08-27 08:08:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was dealt another setback in its attempts to launch its first new rocket in 12 years. The Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) was set to launch today at 1:45 p.m. local time from Japan’s Uchinoura Space Center but was canceled within seconds of lift-off. This was the second setback this month for the Epsilon rocket. An earlier launch was postponed due to a computer glitch. While there...

NASA Celebrates Water's Journey Around The Globe In New Spherical Film
2013-08-14 06:42:27

[WATCH VIDEO: Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The water of our planet is on a constant journey. It escapes from the ocean and surfs on clouds until taking that fateful fall back to the Earth’s surface. A new short film from NASA called “Water Falls” invites the public to ride along with scientists tracking water’s journey around the globe – on a globe. Produced in partnership with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)...

JAXA Freighter Heading To The International Space Station
2013-08-04 06:13:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) spacecraft carrying supplies, food, experiment hardware and one pint-sized talking robot has begun its weeklong journey to the International Space Station (ISS) after lifting off from the Tanegashima Space Center on Saturday afternoon. According to NASA officials, the fourth JAXA H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4) launched from the facility, which is located in southern Japan, at 3:48pm EDT...

Sounding Rocket Getting Ready To Study Active Regions On The Sun
2013-08-03 07:59:17

NASA At NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M., a sounding rocket is being readied for flight. Due to launch on Aug. 8, 2013, the VERIS rocket, short for Very high Resolution Imaging Spectrometer, will launch for a 15-minute trip carrying an instrument that can measure properties of the structures in the sun's upper atmosphere down to 145 miles across, some eight times clearer than any similar telescope currently in space. When it comes to observing the sun, different...

2013-07-11 11:01:06

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the president of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) met in Washington Wednesday, July 10,  to discuss the importance of international cooperation in space, especially the continued support for the International Space Station. Bolden and Naoki Okumura also discussed NASA's plans for a new asteroid initiative, previously announced in President Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget proposal. Okumura welcomed the opportunity to discuss...

GPM Mission Anime Contest Winners Announced
2013-07-02 14:03:31

NASA She can evaporate water with her hair. He measures all the rainfall and snowfall on Earth. Selected as the winners of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Anime Challenge, these two characters will star in their own comic series to help teach the public about precipitation science and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission. The GPM mission, a collaboration between NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the space agencies of France and India, and other...

During Solar Array Deployment Test GPM Spreads Its Wings
2013-07-02 12:33:33

NASA [ Watch The Video GPM Solar Array Deployment ] NASA successfully completed two pre-vibration solar array deployment tests of the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite on June 6 and June 15, 2013. "Cross your fingers. Cross your toes," said Art Azarbarzin, GPM project manager, as he watched engineers take their places around the GPM Core satellite, set up on its end in the middle of the clean room. A loud hiss filled the room as engineers turned on air hoses. The hoses...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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