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Mar. 6, 2017 — Detecting and predicting lightning just got a lot easier. The first images from a new instrument onboard NOAA's GOES-16 satellite are giving NOAA National Weather Service forecasters richer ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — The new Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) instrument onboard NOAA's GOES-16 is working and successfully sending data back to ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Today, more than 16 years of space-weather data is publicly available for the first time in history. The data comes from space-weather ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica became an international cause for concern in the latter half of the 20th Century, but researchers point out that the issues relating to ozone levels are ... read more

Quantum Satellite Device Tests Technology for Global Quantum Network

June 2, 2016 — You can't sign up for the quantum internet just yet, but researchers have reported a major experimental milestone towards building a global quantum network -- and it's happening in ... read more

World's First Wireless Satellite

May 12, 2016 — A satellite whose components are not connected through electric cables but miniaturized radio modules: This innovation has earned two computer scientists the first place in the INNOspace Masters ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — The launch of the GOES-R geostationary satellite in Oct. 2016 could herald a new era for predicting hurricanes, according to researchers. The wealth of information from this new satellite, at time ... read more

Mar. 9, 2016 — Astronomers are presenting a novel analysis of computer simulations, based on theoretical models, that study the interaction of a dwarf galaxy with a dark ... read more

Jason-3 Delivers First Data, Products Four Days After Launch

Jan. 21, 2016 — Four days after its launch on 17 January, the Jason-3 high-precision ocean altimetry satellite is delivering its first sea surface height measurement data in near-real time, report ... read more

Plunging Into the Ionosphere: Satellite's Last Days Improve Orbital Decay Predictions

Dec. 15, 2015 — The Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System (C/NOFS) satellite burned up in Earth's atmosphere during a planned reentry on Nov. 28, 2015 leaving behind a treasure trove of data about ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — With the help of enthusiastic European ham radio operators, engineering students now have two-way communication with their home-built ESA-sponsored satellite AAUSAT5 that was sent into orbit around ... read more

How to Get Rid of a Satellite After Its Retirement

Sep. 1, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new method to eliminate artificial satellites in Highly Elliptical Orbits when they finish their mission. The methodology, which allows for a reduction of both cost and ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Scientists have revealed that Saturn's F ring and its shepherd satellites are natural outcome of the final stage of formation of Saturn's satellite ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey, using one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, have discovered eight more faint celestial objects hovering near our Milky Way ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Conservation scientists need to collaborate with space agencies, such as NASA and the European Space Agency, to identify measures which help track biodiversity declines around the world. Scientists ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Astronomers have created all-sky image maps and released the full database to researchers. Far-infrared light is the key wavelength range for investigating the formation processes of stars and ... read more

June 3, 2015 — If you lived on one of Pluto's moons Nix or Hydra, you'd have a hard time setting your alarm clock. That's because you could not know for sure when, or even in which direction, the sun ... read more

Asteroid Research Benefits from Gaia Satellite Mission

May 20, 2015 — Astronomical research on asteroids, i.e. minor planets, is also benefiting from the large-scale Gaia mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Even though the astrometry satellite's main ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Debris from the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F13 satellite, which recently exploded in orbit, could pose a threat to other spacecraft and missions according to new research. On ... read more

Feb. 16, 2015 — Pioneering techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionize the way that marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean. This new approach offers ... read more

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