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2010-05-18 13:19:21

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) passed a major milestone on May 14, when it completed its post-launch check out and officially began its five-year science mission to study the sun. During a commissioning ceremony held in the SDO Mission Operations Center at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., mission engineers declared that the spacecraft has transitioned fully from engineering operations into science operations. All three of the instruments aboard have successfully passed...

2010-04-21 13:54:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is returning early images that confirm an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand our sun's dynamic processes. These solar activities affect everything on Earth. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Some of the images from the spacecraft show never-before-seen detail of material streaming outward and away from sunspots. Others...

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2010-04-21 14:00:00

NASA's recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is returning early images that confirm an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand our sun's dynamic processes. These solar activities affect everything on Earth. Some of the images from the spacecraft show never-before-seen detail of material streaming outward and away from sunspots. Others show extreme close-ups of activity on the sun's surface. The spacecraft also has made the first high-resolution...

2010-02-11 17:03:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced its key role in the positioning of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite which was launched aboard the Atlas V on Feb. 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. SDO is the first mission to be launched for NASA's Living With a Star (LWS) Program and will help scientists understand the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere in detail. (Photo:...

2010-02-11 14:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems' (NYSE: ATK) composite technology supported today's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The launch placed NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory into orbit. Using advanced fiber placement manufacturing techniques, ATK produced the 10 foot diameter composite heat shield that provides essential protection for the first stage of the launch vehicle. The...

2010-02-11 12:57:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Two state-of-the art solar instruments built at the Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto, were launched this morning at 10:23 a.m. EST aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), a suite of four telescopes, will provide an unprecedented view of the solar corona, taking images that span at least 1.3 solar diameters in multiple...

2010-02-11 09:59:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, lifted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41 on a first-of-a-kind mission to reveal the sun's inner workings in unprecedented detail. The launch aboard an Atlas V rocket occurred at 10:23 a.m. EST. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The most technologically advanced of NASA's heliophysics spacecraft, SDO will take images of the...

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2010-02-11 10:25:00

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, lifted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41 on a first-of-a-kind mission to reveal the sun's inner workings in unprecedented detail. The launch aboard an Atlas V rocket occurred at 10:23 a.m. EST. The most technologically advanced of NASA's heliophysics spacecraft, SDO will take images of the sun every 0.75 seconds and daily send back about 1.5 terabytes of data to Earth -- the equivalent of streaming 380 full-length...

2010-02-03 08:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Two state-of-the art solar instruments built at the Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto are awaiting launch on Feb. 9, 2010 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), a suite of four telescopes, will provide an unprecedented view of the solar corona, taking images that span at least 1.3 solar diameters in multiple wavelengths...

2009-07-10 10:12:00

GREENBELT, Md., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's upcoming mission to study the sun in unprecedented detail and its effects on Earth, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on July 9. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The spacecraft left NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 7, where it was built and tested. SDO will undergo final testing at Astrotech Space Operations, located near...


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