When NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over Patricia on October 23 at 5:20 a.m. EDT the VIIRS instrument that flies aboard Suomi NPP looked at the storm in infrared light. Cloud top temperatures of thunderstorms around the eyewall were between 180K (-135.7F/ -93.1C) and 190 Kelvin (-117.7F/ -83.1C).Image Credit: UW/CIMSS/William Straka III
As record-breaking […]
DMSP Air Force weather satellite is depicted in polar orbit near Alaska. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin
A U.S. Air Force review into the Feb. 3 loss of Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Flight 13 determined a failure of the spacecraft’s battery charger as the likely cause of the satellite’s failure and structural breakup.
The GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) is installed onto the GOES-R spacecraft at Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colo., on Oct. 13, 2014. Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin
The next in a fleet of United States’ geostationary weather satellites, tasked with providing continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere, is now one big step […]
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 […]
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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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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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.
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 […]