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2011-06-07 07:56:33

NASA's Terra Satellite, the GOES-13 and GOES-11 satellites all captured images of the ash plume from southern Chile's Puyehue-Cord³n Volcano this week. The volcano is located in Puyehue National Park in the Andes of Ranco Province of Chile. The Terra satellite flew over the volcano on June 6 at 14:25 UTC (10:25 a.m. EDT). The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured a visible image of the eruption that showed the large ash plume blowing northeast, then to...

2011-05-24 08:40:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate and weather satellite has successfully passed all environmental testing with the recent completion of thermal vacuum testing at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The two months of testing verified that...

2011-04-26 02:13:00

SEOUL, South Korea, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI) announced that it will start the full-operation and the related official data distribution service of GOCI(Geostationary Ocean Color Imager), one of the three main payloads in COMS(Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite) also known as 'Chollian', which was launched in June 27 last year, beginning April 20 after its 9-month-long test operation. Considering that the...

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2011-03-09 13:59:13

To ensure that a continuous flow of accurate and timely satellite data is available to forecast the weather and study climate change in the coming decades, ESA is looking to the future by preparing the next generation of MetOp satellites. The current MetOp series has three identical satellites. Launched in 2006, MetOp-A is Europe's first polar-orbiting mission dedicated to operational meteorology, and will be followed by MetOp-B in 2012 and MetOp-C in 2016. These first three MetOp satellites...

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2011-02-27 06:20:00

Europe has been given the go-ahead with the $4.6 billion project to build a next-generation weather satellite system. Eumetsat said on Friday that all participating nations had now agreed to the program and its financing. The new system should bring a change in weather forecasting capability, guaranteeing European access to space-acquired meteorological data until at least the late 2030s. Eumetsat Director-General Dr. Lars Prahm welcomed the news and told BBC:  "It was not an easy...

2011-02-23 17:08:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of NASA's Glory spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is currently planned for no earlier than Friday, Feb. 25 at 5:09 a.m. EST. Engineers from NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. continue to troubleshoot a technical issue that arose during Wednesday's initial launch attempt. The target launch date also will ensure personnel get the required rest before entering another countdown. (Logo:...

2011-02-13 09:02:47

The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate/weather satellite is undergoing flight environmental testing at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo. The NPP satellite began environmental testing in November 2010 and has successfully completed vibration, acoustics and shock environments. In addition, the electromagnetic compatibility/electromagnetic interference testing was...

2011-02-01 11:21:00

DENVER, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin team designing NASA and NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-series (GOES-R) weather satellite has successfully completed its system Preliminary Design Review, a major milestone in the program's development. GOES-R is the nation's next generation geostationary weather satellite. The GOES-R team will now proceed with detailed design work for the spacecraft that will lead to the Critical Design Review scheduled...

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2010-12-31 07:55:00

The GOES series of satellites keep an eye on the weather happening over the continental U.S. and eastern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and had a busy time with wild weather in 2010. On Dec. 30, GOES-13 captured one of the last images of North and South America in 2010 as the world continues to turn toward 2011. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-13 satellite captured a "full-disk image" of North and South America in an image created December 30 at 1445 UTC (9:45...

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2010-11-22 09:50:00

What are you doing for the holidays this winter? Spending time with family and friends? More than a dozen Near Earth Network engineers and support personnel from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Wallops Flight Facility in Va., will be packing their bags and spending their holidays far away from their families at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, for the austral summer. McMurdo Station is one of three permanent National Science Foundation (NSF) stations in Antarctica. At...


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