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JPSS reviewers push for new gap-filler weather satellite

14 November 2013

An independent review board impaneled to scrutinise NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System says a new polar-orbiting spacecraft with bare-bones meteorological instruments should be developed to prevent a dangerous gap in critical forecasting data.

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GOCE gives in to gravity

11 November 2013

Close to 01:00 CET on Monday 11 November, ESA's GOCE satellite reentered Earth's atmosphere on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. As expected, the satellite disintegrated in the high atmosphere and no damage to property has been reported.

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Satellites packed like sardines

08 November 2013

The complex task of placing all three Swarm satellites on their launch adapter is complete. This is another significant milestone in preparing ESA's latest Earth observation mission for liftoff, which is now set for 22 November.

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NASA's TRMM satellite sees Super-Typhoon Haiyan strike Philippines

08 November 2013

Super-typhoon Haiyan, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane on the U.S. Saffir-Simpson scale, struck the central Philippines municipality of Guiuan at the southern tip of the province of Eastern Samar early Friday morning at 20:45 UTC (4:45 am local time). NASA's TRMM satellite captured visible, microwave and infrared data on the storm.

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Swarm launch postponed

30 October 2013

The launch of ESA's magnetic field mission from Plesetsk, Russia, has been postponed by about a week.

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Watching Earth's winds, on a shoestring

29 October 2013

Built with spare parts and without a moment to spare, the International Space Station (ISS)-RapidScat isn't your average NASA Earth science mission.

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China launches remote-sensing satellite

29 October 2013

The Yaogan XVIII remote-sensing satellite was successfully launched on Tuesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province, according to a press release from the center.

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Radar altimetry catches new wave with GOCE

28 October 2013

Gravity data from the GOCE mission are enabling other satellites to see ocean surface topography and currents.

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NASA satellite data improving volcanic ash forecasts for aviation safety

25 October 2013

As frequent travellers know, flight delays are all too familiar. Lately, NASA has been looking into a much less frequent, but a potentially very dangerous problem that has recently caused major disruptions in aviation services... volcanic eruptions.

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Orbiting on the edge yields insight into space weather

23 October 2013

ESA's GOCE gravity satellite may be in its final weeks in orbit around Earth, but some of the most exciting scientific analysis of the mission's data is only just starting.

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SMOS sees triple superstorms

22 October 2013

ESA's versatile water mission tracked Asia's recent storms over land and sea.

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Canadian satellite SCISAT celebrating 10 years of scientific measurements

22 October 2013

The Canadian Space Agency is proud to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the SCISAT mission. Launched on 12 August 2003, SCISAT is helping a team of Canadian and international scientists improve their understanding of the depletion and recovery of the ozone layer, with a special emphasis on the changes occurring over Canada and in the Arctic.

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ESA's GOCE mission comes to an end

21 October 2013

After mapping variations in Earth's gravity with unprecedented detail for four years, the GOCE satellite has run out of fuel and the end of mission has been declared.

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Deadly Cyclone Phailin makes landfall in eastern India

18 October 2013

The second tropical cyclone of the Northern Indian Ocean season formed on 09 October and grew into powerful Typhoon Phailin that made landfall in eastern India. NASA's Aqua and NASA/NOAA's Suomi-NPP satellites captured imagery of the storm on its approach to land.

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Magnetic field mission fuelled for launch

16 October 2013

With launch just a month away, ESA's Swarm constellation has been fuelled. Engineers will soon be focusing on the careful task of attaching the three identical satellites to the upper stage of the rocket for simultaneous release into orbit around Earth.

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Skybox Imaging's hopes high as launch of first satellites draws near

14 October 2013

Skybox Imaging executives gathered 09 October in the company's parking lot to see the startup imagery provider's first satellite boxed up for its journey to the Yasny launch site in Russia, where it is scheduled to lift off 21 November on a Russian Dnepr rocket.

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GOCE completes its mission

10 October 2013

After nearly tripling its planned lifetime, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer - GOCE - is nearing its end of mission and will soon re-enter our atmosphere.

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Lockheed Martin powers on first GOES-R weather satellite

02 October 2013

Lockheed Martin has powered on the system module of the GOES-R satellite for the first time. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA's next geostationary weather satellite.

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China launches satellite to monitor natural disaster

25 September 2013

A satellite for natural disaster monitoring was successfully launched into orbit at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday, China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center has announced.

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China launches new weather satellite

23 September 2013

China successfully launched a meteorological satellite into orbit at 11:07 a.m. Monday, Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center said.

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