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Hurricane Sandy's Mid-Atlantic Blackout Captured By Suomi NPP Satellite
2012-11-02 07:27:24

NASA The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellitecaptured a night-time view of New York City, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania that revealed the extent of the power outages caused from Hurricane Sandy's landfall on October 29. Suomi NPP is a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Department of Defense. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP captured a night-time view of the...

Acting Back-Up Temporarily Substituted For NOAA's GOES-13 Weather Satellite
2012-10-01 08:07:29

NOAA's GOES-13 weather satellite has been temporarily substituted with the back-up GOES satellite as engineers work to fix the satellite's issues. NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-13 sits in a fixed orbit over the eastern U.S. and provides continuous coverage of weather systems over the continental U.S. and the Atlantic Ocean basin. According to NOAA, the GOES-13 Imager went out of service since September 23, 2012 at 2122 UTC (5:22 p.m. EDT), and the...

First Data From Polar Orbit Delivered By Metop-B
2012-09-28 16:00:35

Four of the instruments on the Metop-B weather satellite (AMSU-A, ASCAT, MHS, GRAS) have been activated this week and are delivering data. This demonstrates that Metop-B, launched on 17 September, is performing well and is on its way towards replacing the ageing Metop-A as prime operational satellite in polar orbit, after the six-month commissioning phase. The Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) and Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS) are innovative European instruments. ASCAT delivers...

Control Of The Metop-B Weather Satellite Handed Over To EUMETSAT By ESA
2012-09-21 10:31:28

Yesterday, at 18:30 local time EUMETSAT took control of Metop-B operations, following the three-day Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) conducted by the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency (ESA). The handover follows the launch of Metop-B on 17 September. Since Monday evening, teams at ESA´s European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, have been busy day and night during the Launch and Early Orbit Phase. As planned, they checked all of...

Soyuz Rocket Launches European Weather Satellite Into Orbit
2012-09-17 13:29:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A European weather satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today (Sept. 17) at 10:29 p.m. local time (12:29 p.m. EDT) aboard a Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket, according to Russia´s space agency Roscosmos. The MetOp-B satellite will be used to acquire data critical for weather forecasters. The flight into orbit lasted just over an hour and went off without a hitch. MetOp-B will ensure there remains a...

Weather Satellite Set For Liftoff
2012-09-11 09:07:26

As preparations for the launch of Europe´s latest weather satellite continue on track, the team in Kazakhstan has said farewell to MetOp-B as it was sealed in the Soyuz rocket fairing. Liftoff is set for 16:28 GMT (18:28 CEST) on Monday. Encapsulation is an important and somewhat emotional milestone on the road to launch as it is the last time MetOp-B will be seen. The launch campaign team has spent the last six weeks or so at the Baikonur Cosmodrome testing and preparing this...

Weather Satellite Set To Blast Into Space
2012-09-07 13:41:00

Later this month, Europe´s newest meteorology satellite, MetOp-B, will blast into space from Baikonur Cosmodrome. For mission control teams at ESA, liftoff marks the start of 72 hours of intense focus during the mission´s critical launch and early orbit phase. MetOp-B is the second of three MetOp polar-orbiting satellites procured on behalf of Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, by ESA from a European industrial consortium led by...

Glimpse Of Peek-a-blue Moon Caught On Satellite
2012-09-03 09:39:38

Europe´s latest weather satellite got a glimpse of the Moon before our celestial neighbor disappeared from view behind Earth on Friday. Since its launch two months ago, MSG-3 has been working well and is on its way to entering service. The image shows the second full Moon of the month — known as a ℠blue´ Moon — just before it disappeared from the MSG-3 satellite´s sight behind the southern hemisphere. Brazil´s eastern coast along the South Atlantic...

2012-08-15 20:14:34

NASA has selected the Norwegian Space Centre (NSC) of Oslo, Norway, for combined data support services for NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program. This is a firm-fixed price contract with a value of about $22 million, which includes one base year and four one-year options to extend performance. This contract permits usage of the Svalbard Satellite Station ground station and other NSC data services resources to support the JPSS Program requirements for three missions: Global...


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'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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