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Airbus receives go-ahead for twin GRACE-FO satellites

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November 13, 2017

NASA-JPL and GFZ will continue a series of vital Earth system measurements with new satellites in spring 2018 Transport to Vandenberg launch site in California planned for December Friedrichshafen / Ottobrunn, 10/11/2017 – After a successful year-long test campaign by Airbus at IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich, the twin GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment… Read More ›

Georgia Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Students at New Prospect Elementary School in Alpharetta, Georgia, will speak with the NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:50 a.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 23. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Twenty Georgia elementary school students will be invited… Read More ›

Canadian space firms to get access to work on American space vehicles

New deal between the Canadian Space Agency and Sierra Nevada Corporation could generate jobs and space research opportunities October 3, 2017 – Longueuil, Quebec Canada‘s space sector could benefit from better jobs and opportunities to bid on contracts thanks to a new agreement between Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), an American company providing technology solutions in… Read More ›

Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit.

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage… Read More ›

European conference on space debris risks and mitigation

Media are invited to attend the overall conference, in particular the opening presentations and the concluding press conference. Today, around 750 000 objects larger than 1 cm are orbiting Earth. At average speeds of 40 000 km/h, impacts on space hardware would deliver roughly the energy equivalent to the explosion of a hand grenade. Consequences… Read More ›

New Images From Space Show Earth and Solar Storms Like Never Before

First Data Revealed From GOES-16 Lightning and Solar Instruments Built in Silicon Valley The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the first images from two Earth and solar weather-monitoring space instruments aboard the GOES-16 satellite, which launched in November. Today’s images from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) are a first for continuous lightning tracking… Read More ›

Airbus Safran Launchers: 77th consecutive successful launch for Ariane 5

First successful launch of the year for Ariane 5 6 more Ariane 5 launches scheduled for 2017 Airbus Safran Launchers is now the major shareholder in Arianespace, and is  the industrial lead contractor for Ariane 5 and the future Ariane 6   For its first launch of the year, Ariane 5 successfully completed its mission from the European… Read More ›

Honeywell Ignites STEM Interest Through Interactive Space Camp Experience For 320 Students

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that 320 students from 45 countries and 27 U.S. states and territories will attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy this year. As part of the leadership program, Honeywell will host students for two consecutive, weeklong programs, Feb. 25 through March 10, 2017, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC)… Read More ›

NASA to Air Prelaunch Briefing, Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 10th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station no earlier than 10:01 a.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 18. Live coverage of the launch will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will lift off on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket… Read More ›

Signing of industrial contract for Orion spacecraft’s first astronaut mission.

A European Service Module will power NASA’s Orion spacecraft beyond the Moon and back in 2018. ESA and Airbus Defence and Space have agreed with NASA to build a second module for a second mission with astronauts for launch as early as 2021. Humans are going to leave low orbit for the first time since… Read More ›

Mission STS-42

    Mission Description Patch STS-42 (Credit: Canadian Space Agency) Text description of image Launch Date: January 22, 1992 Time: 9:52:33 a.m. EST Site: Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Landing Date: January 30, 1992 Time: 8:07:17 a.m. PST Site: Edwards Air Force Base Mission Duration: 8 days 1 h 14 min 44 s Flight Number: STS-42… Read More ›

NASA TV to Broadcast Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Six weeks after delivering more than 4.5 tons of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, an unpiloted Japanese cargo spacecraft is scheduled to depart the station Friday, Jan. 27. Live coverage of the departure will begin at 10 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Ground controllers will use the station’s… Read More ›

NASA Television to Air Service Celebrating Life, Legacy of Eugene Cernan

NASA Television will provide the pool coverage of the funeral service for NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Eugene A. Cernan at 3:30 p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. CST) on Tuesday, Jan. 24, live from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Media cameras will not be permitted in the church, however, there will be a designated… Read More ›

U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin Prepare for Jan. 19 Launch of Next SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite

Once launched, the Bay Area-built satellite will track and deliver infrared data critical to early missile warning and defense The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will launch the next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The launch window is between 7:46… Read More ›

Last Look Before Lift-Off: SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Encapsulated for Launch

The Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS missile warning satellite was enclosed in its protective launch vehicle fairing for Jan. 19 launch. The U.S. Air Force‘s next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was encapsulated on Jan. 7 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will launch on Jan…. Read More ›

Lockheed Martin to Build NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft, a Mission to Trojan Asteroids

NASA’s Newest Discovery Mission to Study Asteroids Orbiting with Jupiter. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been selected to design, build and operate the spacecraft for NASA’s Lucy mission. One of NASA’s two new Discovery Program missions, Lucy will perform the first reconnaissance of the Jupiter Trojan asteroids orbiting the sun in tandem with the gas… Read More ›

Space Laser Reveals Boom-and-Bust Cycle of Polar Ocean Plants

A new study using a NASA satellite instrument orbiting Earth has found that small, environmental changes in polar food webs significantly influence the boom-and-bust, or peak and decline, cycles of phytoplankton. These findings will supply important data for ecosystem management, commercial fisheries and our understanding of the interactions between Earth’s climate and key ocean ecosystems…. Read More ›

January holidays from £149 per person with Monarch

With the celebratory season well under way why not look ahead and book a New Year getaway with Monarch to recharge the batteries once all the festivities are over. Whether that is winter sun or a city break there are some excellent prices to be found in January. For those that prefer a traditional winter… Read More ›

90% Of Ryanair Flights On-Time In November

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (20 Dec) released its November customer service statistics, which confirm that Ryanair remains Europe’s No 1 customer service airline with: 90% of almost 50,000 flights in November arriving on-time (down slightly due to bad weather) Less than 1.5 complaints per 1,000 customers Less than 1 bag complaint per 5,000 customers… Read More ›

GOES-S Acoustics Test

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed assembly of NOAA‘s GOES-S weather satellite and is now beginning critical mechanical and environmental testing of the spacecraft. GOES-S is the second of four next-generation geostationary weather satellites called the GOES-R series, and will provide a major improvement in our nation’s weather observation capabilities leading to more accurate and… Read More ›

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