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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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Cutting-edge GPS satellite launched into orbit

Technology : Tech Talk (6 months ago)

A Delta IV rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with the mission of placing a new GPS satellite into orbit. The new satellite will beam timing and position signals to military and civilian receivers around the world. Read Post

NASA launches satellite to study how sun's atmosphere is energized

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (last year)

NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft launched Thursday at 7:27 p.m. PDT (10:27 p.m. EDT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The mission to study the solar atmosphere was placed in orbit by an Orbital Sc... Read Post

Private Rocket Launches Mission to Space Station After Delays

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Ecocentric (8 months ago)

Commercial space firm Orbital Sciences launched its first cargo mission to the International Space Station Thursday after several weeks of delays. Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus Antares rocket launched at 1:07 p.m. ET with a space capsule... Read Post


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