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Glory (not to) be

This morning one of the most important (and most delayed) satellite launches in ages took place. The mission was to launch the Glory satellite into a polar orbit, where three key instruments would have been looking at solar irradiance, aerosols and clouds. Unfortunately, one of the stages failed to separate and the satellite did not [...]
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New satellite data will help farmers facing drought

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (yesterday)

NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite mission, scheduled to launch this winter, will collect the kind of local data agricultural and water managers worldwide need. SMAP uses two microwave instruments to monitor the to... Read Post

New countdown for launch of European navigation satellites

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (16 hours ago)

Two satellites for Europe's rival to GPS, the Galileo navigation system, will be lifted into space from French Guiana on Friday a day after bad weather delayed their blast-off, launch firm Arianespace said. The pair of orbiters will... Read Post

Bad weather delays launch of European navigation satellites

News : The Newsroom (yesterday)

Bad weather indefinitely delayed the planned blast-off from French Guiana Thursday of two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system, launch firm Arianespace said. Once in place they will boost to six the number of satellites... Read Post


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