NASA’s NPP satellite undergoing flight environmental testing

GREENBELT, Md. — The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate/weather satellite is undergoing flight environmental testing at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp’s production …

Cluster encounters a natural particle accelerator

ESA’s Cluster satellites have flown through a natural particle accelerator just above Earth’s atmosphere. The data they collected are unlocking how most of the dramatic displays of the northern and southern lights are generated.
Two of Clust…

Space Agency investigates novel analog self-steered antennas

Bulky present generation satellite dishes and ground terminals could become relics of the past thanks to research currently being conducted for the European Space Agency (ESA) by Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute of Electronics, Communications …

Cyclone Wilma’s eye catches attention of NASA satellites

Wilma caught the eye of NASA. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured visible and infrared images of Cyclone Wilma in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean and her eye was clearly visible from space.
On January 25 at 00:59 UTC (8:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 24), the A…

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