SpaceX Iridium-6 and GRACE-FO Launch a 'Complete Success' Says Iridium CEO

The NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences GRACE Follow-On spacecraft launch onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It shared it’s ride to orbit with five Iridium NEXT communications satellites as part of a commercial rideshare agreement. Photo Credit: […]

Thursday's Atlas-V NRO-55 Launch to Revitalize Ocean Surveillance Assets and Multiple Space Technologies

Two secret National Reconnaissance Office/U.S. Navy ocean surveillance satellites are set for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Ca. Oct. 8 on the NROL-55 flight that will also deploy 13 advanced technology CubeSats. The military space mission is planned for liftoff from Space Launch Complex 3E at 5:49 a.m. PDT (8:49 a.m. EDT) […]

NASA Satellites Find Freshwater Losses in Middle East

Variations in total water storage from normal (in millimeters) in the Tigris and Euphrates river basins, as measured by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, from January 2003 through December 2009. Reds represent drier conditions, while blues represent wetter conditions. The majority of the water lost was due to reductions in […]

NASA Mission Takes Stock Of Earth’s Melting Land Ice

Artist's concept of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment. Image Credit: NASA

Artist's concept of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment. Image Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — In the first comprehensive satellite study of its kind, a University of Colorado at Boulder-led team used NASA data to calculate how much Earth’s melting land ice is adding to global sea level rise.

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NASA Finds Russian Runoff Freshening Canadian Arctic

 

The GRACE spacecraft has discovered that the Canadian Arctic is being freshened from runoff from Russia. Image Credit: NASA/JPL

 

PASADENA, Calif. – A new NASA and University of Washington study allays concerns that melting Arctic sea ice could be increasing the amount of freshwater in the Arctic enough to have an […]