Latest Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment Stories
Scientists have taken a major step toward accurately determining the amount of energy that the sun provides to Earth, and how variations in that energy may contribute to climate change.
The latest Earth-observing satellite developed by NASA, called Glory, arrived Tuesday at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif, in preparation for a Feb 23 launch.
Two satellite instruments aboard NASA's Solar Radiation & Climate Experiment (SORCE) mission -- the Total Solar Irradiance Monitor (TIM) and the Solar Irradiance Monitor (SIM) -- have made daily measurements of the sun's brightness since 2003.
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Engineers at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va, have successfully replaced a faulty component that could have had serious consequences for the Glory satellite, NASA's next climate-monitoring mission.
University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduates, who have been helping to control five NASA satellites from campus, participated in the unusual decommissioning of a functioning satellite with a failed science payload in recent days, bringing the craft into Earth re-entry to burn up yesterday.
The Solar Dynamics Observatory will observe the sun faster, deeper, and in greater detail than previous observatories, breaking barriers of time-scale and clarity that have long blocked progress in solar physics.
A $32 million University of Colorado at Boulder instrument package set for launch Feb. 9 by NASA should help scientists better understand the violent effects of the sun on near-Earth space weather that can affect satellites, power grids, ground communications systems and even astronauts and aircraft crews.
Using space-based tools, like the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE), NASA has studied how much solar energy illuminates Earth, and explored what happens to that energy once it penetrates the atmosphere.
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