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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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2010-11-19 12:47:12

A contract has been signed that will allow the work to start on a new generation of weather satellites for Europe. Six satellites will be built to help forecasters receive up-to-the-minute data on developing weather systems. Governments in 2008 approved the R&D phase of the program, but political wrangling helped to delay its creation. Thales Alenia Space (France) and OHB System (Germany) have now been told they can proceed with the work. A contract initiating the detailed design of...

2010-11-15 14:20:03

Since its latest series of deadly eruptions, Java's Mt Merapi has been spewing volcanic ash clouds into the air. Satellite data are crucial for assessing the eruption's danger to air traffic and public safety. Mt Merapi began erupting on 26 October and has killed more than 200 people. Numerous international flights in and out of the Indonesia area have been cancelled due to ash clouds. Flying through such clouds is a threat to safety because the damaging particles can lead to engine...

2010-09-24 10:37:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate/weather satellite has successfully completed its Pre-Environmental Review (PER) at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo., and will begin flight environmental testing in the upcoming weeks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-09-23 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded two sole source contracts on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the common ground system and a scientific instrument on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental...


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