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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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NASA Successfully Launches ‘Next Gen’ Climate Satellite [VIDEO]

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Planetsave (3 years ago)

Early this morning, NASA successfully launched the NPP space craft into orbit. ‘NPP’ stands for ‘NPOESS Preparatory Project’ and the mission is the first in a series of “next generation”, polar-orbiting, research satellites poised t... Read Post

Solar Flare Delays Resupply Mission to International Space Station

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Ecocentric (11 months ago)

The private space firm tasked with transporting supplies to the International Space Station delayed a milestone launch on Wednesday because of unusually high levels of solar radiation. Orbital Sciences, one of only two private firms... Read Post

Private Rocket Launches Mission to Space Station After Delays

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Ecocentric (11 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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