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NASA Scientists Use Satellites To Measure Plant Health
2013-07-24 15:25:26

NASA [ Watch the Video Seeing Photosynthesis from Space ] NASA scientists have established a new way to use satellites to measure what's occurring inside plants at a cellular level. Plants grow and thrive through photosynthesis, a process that converts sunlight into energy. During photosynthesis, plants emit what is called fluorescence -- light invisible to the naked eye but detectable by satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth. NASA scientists have now established a method...

2013-02-21 11:35:54

NASA has released a summary report on findings from a panel that investigated the unsuccessful 2011 launch of the agency's Glory spacecraft. The satellite, designed to improve our understanding of Earth's climate, was lost March 4, 2011, when it failed to reach orbit after launch aboard an Orbital Sciences Corp. Taurus XL rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A mishap investigation board led by Bradley C. Flick, director of the Research and Engineering Directorate at...

Launch Contractor For Three Missions Selected By NASA
2012-07-17 08:49:56

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Englewood, Colo., to launch the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) and Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) spacecraft. The spacecraft will launch in October 2014, July 2014 and November 2016, respectively, aboard Delta II rockets from Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the SMAP and OCO-2 missions for NASA. The total value...

Image 1 - Carbon-Counting Instrument Travels To Arizona
2012-05-12 04:21:07

Its construction now complete, the science instrument that is the heart of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) spacecraft - NASA's first mission dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide - has left its nest at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and has arrived at its integration and test site in Gilbert, Ariz. A truck carrying the OCO-2 instrument left JPL before dawn on Tuesday, May 9, to begin the trek to Orbital Science Corporation's Satellite...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

Oaks Christian Online School freshman completes his community service through the Valencia office of Help the Children. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2011 Paul-Henri Jeannel Jr., also known as Hank, is an Oaks Christian Online School (OCO) freshman, who is completing his semester community service requirement by sorting can goods and stacking shelves in the Valencia Help the Children warehouse. Help the Children is a 13 year-old organization that provides food and clothing to...

2011-03-04 08:14:00

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Glory mission ended Friday after the spacecraft failed to reach orbit following its launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA has begun the process of creating a Mishap Investigation Board to evaluate the cause of the failure. Telemetry indicated the fairing, a protective shell atop the satellite's Taurus XL rocket, did not separate as expected. The...

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2011-02-08 18:46:31

The Glory spacecraft and its Taurus XL launch vehicle are coming together at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as NASA gets ready to launch its first Launch Services Program mission of 2011.Researchers are looking for more puzzle pieces to fill out the picture of Earth's climate and Glory was designed to give them the pieces relating to the role tiny particles known as aerosols play in the planet's weather. The spacecraft, about the size of a refrigerator, is also equipped with an...

2010-12-08 00:00:44

America's oldest flour company takes sales, inventory and supply chain analytics to the next level with Oco's on-demand BI applications. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) December 7, 2010 Oco, Inc., the leading innovator of business intelligence software as a service (SaaS BI) solutions, announced today that King Arthur Flour Company, Inc. has deployed the Oco SaaS BI solution integrated with SAP BusinessObjects OnDemand for advanced reporting and analytics. "Partnering with Oco gave us the BI...

2010-11-03 00:00:41

Joint Oco and SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand solution to provide new insights to help IT staffing leader increase customer service and competitive advantage. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) November 2, 2010 Oco, Inc., the leading innovator of Software-as-a-Service business intelligence (SaaS BI) solutions, announced today that IT staffing and workforce solutions firm Apex Systems, Inc., has chosen to implement its next-generation BI architecture using Oco SaaS BI applications integrated with SAP®...


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