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NASA: TRMM satellite moving towards end of mission

Artist Rendition of TRMM Satellite

On 8 July 2014, pressure sensors on board the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission’s (TRMM) satellite were triggered indicating the on board fuel tank to be near the end of its fuel supply.&nb

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Wed, 27/08/2014 - 14:34
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39.0046
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-76.8755

ISS-RapidScat Mission set to begin in fall 2014

ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument

NASA’s International Space Station ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument platform is scheduled to be launched during the fall of 2014.

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Mon, 18/08/2014 - 11:22
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28.4939
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-80.6815

Sweden: Unusually intense wildfires captured by satellite

This natural-color image of the fire in Sweden was captured by Landsat 8

Sweden is not a country typically known for its summer wildfires.

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Tue, 12/08/2014 - 11:35
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59.8618
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16.129

India: ISRO plans for higher capability communication satellites

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, one of current India's partners.

K Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), announced on 10 August 2014 that the Organisation plans to acquire the latest satellite platforms and payload technologie

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Mon, 11/08/2014 - 15:33
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20.5937
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78.9629

Using space technologies to study algal bloom

Algal bloom in the west end of Lake Erie captured by MODIS

Using a remote sensing technology that was originally developed for Mars exploration, NASA researchers are taking a closer look at algal bloom in Lake Erie in Northern America.

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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:40
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42.0669
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-81.3399

NASA: New robotic technology to fuel and fix orbiting satellites

The Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test, or RROxiTT

NASA's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, in partnership with the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, wants to create a robotic gas st

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Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:24
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38.9912
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-76.8526

Philippines: Satellites track Typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon Rammasun
In this map, based on TRMM data, heavier rainfall is shown in dark blue.

On 15 and 16 July 2014 Typhoon Rammasun swept across the southern Philippine islands of Luzon as a category 3 storm.

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Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:38
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14.5995
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120.984

Tracking Supertyphoon Neoguri from Space

Super typhoon Neoguri seen from space.

In early July 2014, Super Typhoon Neoguri has been heavily affecting Japan. Neoguri developed from tropical storm into a super typhoon over the first week of July.

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Wed, 09/07/2014 - 17:33
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36.2048
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138.253

Gravity data could predict flooding months ahead

Land Saturation data from GRACE

According to new findings from the University of California Irvine the use of satellite data could be used to greatly improve the overflow predictions of a river months before the event occurs whic

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Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:20
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33.6405
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NASA satellites track Hurricane Arthur from Space

Hurricane Arthur captured by NASA on 4 July.

Several satellites kept track and monitored Hurricane Arthur from the initial phases to the development of a Hurricane and to a post-tropical storm.

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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:42
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45.9776
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