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Next Launch GPS IIF-7 on a Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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2 Aug 14 3:23:00 GMT
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NASA 'Hawks' Keep Eye on Hurricanes

How does NASA keep an eye on hurricanes that threaten the U.S.? Via high-tech “Hawks” circling high overhead! Photo Credit: Mark Usciak / AmericaSpace

I was given the opportunity to visit one of the hangars at Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) to review NASA’s Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that are stationed there. My [...]

Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers Flight Solar Electric Propulsion Thrusters for NASA and NOAA’s GOES-R Spacecraft

Image Credit: GOES-R, NASA and NOAA

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, announced today that it has shipped the first set of four Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) thrusters for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R).

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NASA Transfers Operational Control of Environmental Satellite

Photo Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was transitioned to NOAA operational organization control Feb. 22. The transition marks the next step of the mission that supports NASA’s Earth science research and NOAA’s weather forecasting missions.

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Orion Components Arrive at KSC in Preparation for Test Flight

NASA has the first flight of the Orion spacecraft scheduled to take place in the latter half of 2014. More and more elements needed to conduct this mission have been assembled and are being readied for the inaugural flight of NASA’s new spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — There has been talk in [...]

NASA's GOES-13 Spacecraft Captures Startling Image of Deadly Nor'easter

NASA image of the nor’easter bearing down on the United States’ East Coast. Photo Credit: NASA/GOES Project

NASA’s GOES-13 spacecraft has captured this stunning image of the monster blizzard which has struck the United States’ East Coast. The orbiting satellite snapped this image on Feb.9 at 7:01 a.m. EST. The nor’easter is clearly visible [...]

NASA to Launch Ocean Wind Monitor to Space Station

Photo Credit: NASA

PASADENA, Calif — In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA’s QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction.

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Major NASA Air Pollution Study to Fly Over California

A P-3B turboprop from Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., will fly close to the ground to measure air pollution during the month-long DISCOVER-AQ mission in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Photo Credit: NASA Wallops/Patrick Black

WASHINGTON — A multi-year NASA airborne science mission is on its way to California to help scientists better understand [...]

Suomi NPP Satellite Captures Stunning Images of Earth

Earth at night, as seen by the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC

The images that NASA produces of deep space objects are always incredible. In this case, however, a spacecraft jointly operated by NASA and its sister organization, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has captured an image [...]

NASA/NOAA Captures Stunning Images of Hurricane Sandy

Image Credit: NASA/Suomi NPP

NASA and NOAA’s fleet of orbiting spacecraft have been tracking the super hurricane Sandy from space. Images have been beamed back to Earth and what they have shown is a storm that has followed the worst predictions of meteorologists on its way into the history books.

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