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Vandenberg Air Force Base's launch of a Delta-2 rocket during the early morning hours of Oct. 28 was a bittersweet moment for those on the ground who have followed the trustworthy program over the years. Disappointment that it could be the reliable-
Earth-watching satellite on 28 th October 2011, a year after its planned launch. The primary purpose of the satellite is to monitor climatic and weather changes and provide enhanced weather forecasts. Delta 2 rocket a little earlier than 3:00 a.m.
The new NASA satellite that will observe the Earth will gather 'data to monitor climate change and to predict the weather a short-term and' the new Earth observation satellite, NASA's NPOESS Preparatory Project on (NPP) launched from
The US has launched NPP, its $1.5bn (£0.9bn) next-generation weather and climate satellite. NNP rode into its polar orbit on a Delta II rocket, lifting away from the Vandenberg, California, spaceport at 02:48 local time (09:48 GMT)...NPP must test
In a breakthrough in tropical weather research, Indian scientists have simulated the formation of rain-bearing cumulus clouds in the laboratory. The research opens up avenues to develop' clouds that bring rain, holding much promise for possible
Artist's impression of Germany's Rosat satellite before its recent re-entry. Photograph: Eads Astrium/AP The second unscheduled re-entry of a spacecraft into Earth's atmosphere within a month highlights the growing danger from falling debris,
The sun battered the Earth's magnetosphere with an "epic" geomagnetic storm over the last couple of days, generating beautiful auroral displays at low latitudes ...On Saturday (Oct. 22), a large bubble of solar plasma was blasted from the sun's
Pacific Ocean last month, causing no damage but spreading debris over a 500-mile (800-kilometer) area. Since 1991, space agencies have adopted new procedures to lessen space junk.
A defunct German research satellite has most likely crashed down to Earth somewhere in southeast Asia, scientists confirmed Sunday...ET on Saturday night, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) said. Asia, DiscoveryNews reported, although they were not
ROSAT, a German research satellite went defunct and has fallen on Earth but, no one yet knows exactly where. It had been presumed that the different pieces of the ‘dead’ satellite would burn up before hitting the