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ISEE-3 Coming Home To Visit

ISEE-3 Coming Home To Visit

NASA It launched in 1978. It was the first satellite to study the constant flow of solar wind streaming toward Earth from a stable orbit point between our planet and the sun known as the Lagrangian 1, or L1. Monitoring that wind helped...

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NASA's LADEE Satellite Prepares For Planned Lunar Impact
2014-04-05 05:30:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched in September 2013 on a mission to gather detailed information about the atmosphere of the Moon. LADEE, pronounced "laddie," was also supposed to report back on conditions near the surface, as well as environmental influences on lunar dust. LADEE's science mission is nearly over, with an impact on the lunar surface planned for April 21 of this year. But LADEE isn't...

3D Global Precipitation Measurement
2014-03-25 12:21:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first images captured by the newest Earth-observing satellite operated as a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have been released. The images are from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, which launched on February 27 of this year. The focus of the image set covers precipitation falling inside a cyclone that occurred on March 10 over the northwest Pacific Ocean,...

NASA Helps Improve Flood Safety When Waters Rise
2014-03-20 14:42:10

NASA Flooding is the most frequent and widespread weather-related natural disaster, taking a huge toll in lives and property each year. NASA Earth-observing satellites and airborne missions provide vital information to emergency planners, relief organizations and weather forecasters, helping to improve flood monitoring and forecasting, as well as providing a more comprehensive understanding of one of Mother Nature's most damaging hazards. NASA's Earth-observing satellites provide...

NASA's TRMM Satellite Images Show System That Soaked California
2014-03-07 13:11:04

[ Watch The Video: TRMM Sees California Storm Move East ] Harold F. Pierce, NASA The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite provided a look at the rainfall associated with the large storm system that brought soaking rains to California on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1. Satellite imagery created at NASA shows the movement of the storm from the US West Coast to the East Coast. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. images were created using data from the TRMM...

lightning from space
2014-03-05 07:37:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just as you might keep a spare tire in your car, or a spare filter for your air conditions, NASA keeps spares as well. These "spare" flight hardware units allow NASA to continue work without interruption in the event that something goes down for repair. These spare parts are kept even after the project ends, sometimes finding second lives in new areas. A sophisticated piece of flight hardware, called a Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS),...

2014-03-03 23:01:33

NanoRacks LLC announces the successful completion of an ambitious launch program for small satellites and in so doing has broken the record of the most CubeSats deployed in a single mission to the International Space Station. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 NanoRacks LLC announces the successful completion of an ambitious launch program for small satellites and in so doing has broken the record of the most CubeSats deployed in a single mission to the International Space Station....

2014-02-27 16:21:08

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), thundered into space at 1:37 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 27 (3:37 a.m. JST Friday, Feb. 28) from Japan. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The four-ton spacecraft launched aboard a Japanese H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center on Tanegashima Island in...

NASA Weather And Climate Tracking Satellite Has Successul Launch
2014-02-27 14:10:52

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts - Follow the Water ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA launched its Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on Thursday (Feb 27). The new spacecraft will be another eye-in-the-sky for NASA and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) to help take measurements on rain and snowfall. GPM will eventually help scientists keep track of future extreme weather events and manage...

Global Precipitation Measurement Dress Rehearsal
2014-02-24 11:29:34

By Ellen Gray, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center On the first floor of the Spacecraft Test and Assembly building at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, a skeleton crew of blue-shirted NASA engineers for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission fill three rows of computer stations. Sitting with them, on top of one of the desktop computers, is a squat, roundish doll. About the size of a grapefruit, it’s bright red with a stylized,...

NASA's Sees Extreme Rainfall From Tropical Cyclone Guito
2014-02-21 13:21:22

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Guito has been a powerful rainmaker, and fortunately, data from NASA's TRMM satellite shows that the heaviest rainfall has occurred over the open waters of the Mozambique Channel and not over land. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite had a look at tropical cyclone Guito in the Mozambique Channel on February 18, 2014 at 1525 UTC/10:25 a.m. EST. The early evening (local time) view occurred only about three hours...