NASA celebrates 40 years of Earth Observation

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 23, to highlight the accomplishments of the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program - Landsat. The briefing will be held at the Newseum at 555 Pennsylvania Ave.

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Wed, 18/07/2012 - 12:21

Satellites to support NASA's hurricane research

NASA contracted the Spanish HISPASAT Group, to which the Spanish satellite telecommunications operator HISPASAT and the Brazilian operator HISPAMAR both belong, to provide

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Mon, 25/06/2012 - 17:28

GPM Microwave Imager Instrument for NASA and JAXA Mission Arrives at Goddard

The Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager (GMI) instrument has arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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Mon, 05/03/2012 - 11:09

NASA Awards Cooperative Agreement for Earth Science Research

NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute of Sonoma, Calif., to support Earth science research at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. The Ames Cooperative for Research in Earth Science and Technology (ARC-CREST) agreement has a total value of approximately $137 million, which will be funded annually up to $14 million. The 10-year agreement covers the period from March 1, 2012 through Feb. 28, 2022.

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Mon, 05/03/2012 - 11:05

Next-Gen Weather Satellites To Improve Tornado Warnings

On Jan. 22 and 23, 2012, more than 37 tornadoes struck the southern USA. Ten of them tore across the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama. Worst hit were St. Clair and Jefferson County, Ala., where 2 people were killed, about 100 others injured, and at least $30 million in damage was done. It was a chilling reminder of the April 2011 onslaught of deadly tornadoes that took a staggering toll across southern and Midwestern states.

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Mon, 05/03/2012 - 10:38

NASA pinning down 'here' better than ever

Before our Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation devices can tell us where we are, the satellites that make up the GPS need to know exactly where they are. For that, they rely on a network of sites that serve as "you are here" signs planted throughout the world. The catch is, the sites don't sit still because they're on a planet that isn't at rest, yet modern measurements require more and more accuracy in pinpointing where "here" is.

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Fri, 24/02/2012 - 15:46

NASA Landsat's Thermal Infrared Sensor Arrives at Orbital

A new NASA satellite instrument that makes a quantum leap forward in detector technology has arrived at Orbital Sciences Corp. in Gilbert, Ariz.

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Wed, 15/02/2012 - 16:16

Spaceborne Precipitation Radar Ships from Japan to U.S.

Japanese scientists and engineers have completed construction on a new instrument designed to take 3-D measurements of the shapes, sizes and other physical characteristics of both raindrops and snowflakes. The instrument will be shipped from Japan to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., to be integrated into an upcoming NASA Earth science satellite.


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Wed, 15/02/2012 - 16:04

'First Light' Taken by NASA's Newest CERES Instrument

The doors are open on NASA's Suomi NPP satellite and the newest version of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument is s

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Mon, 06/02/2012 - 12:22

NASA: Two Waves Formed Japan's Destructive Tsunami

NASA and Ohio State University researchers have discovered the major tsunami generated by the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki quake centered off northeastern Japan was a long-hypothesized "merging tsunami." The tsunami doubled in intensity over rugged ocean ridges, amplifying its destructive power at landfall.


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Wed, 07/12/2011 - 09:52


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