Defying weather odds, SpaceX sends Eutelsat broadband platform into orbit – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket fires through cloud cover over Cape Canaveral to deliver the Eutelsat 10B satellite into orbit. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now Despite a bleak weather forecast, SpaceX took advantage of a break in cloud cover over Cape Canaveral Tuesday night to launch a Falcon 9 rocket with the Eutelsat 10B satellite, … Read more

Weather could prevent launch of SpaceX cargo mission today – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket will launch SpaceX’s 26th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX is facing slim odds that weather will be acceptable … Read more

NOAA adopts Finland’s CubeSat-proven space weather monitor

Enabling & Support 11/17/2022 10 views 0 likes An advanced X-ray monitoring instrument tested for space aboard an ESA CubeSat will serve as an operational space weather payload on the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Next Lagrange 1 Series satellite, currently planned for launch in 2028, which will operate 1.5 million km … Read more

Europe’s new weather satellite sets sail

Applications 09/30/2022 17 views 0 likes The first of Europe’s Meteosat Third Generation satellites is now safely aboard a ship and making its way across the Atlantic to French Guiana where it will be readied for liftoff in December. Once launched into geostationary orbit, 36 000 km above Earth, this new satellite, which carries two … Read more

Termites love global warming, the pace of their wood munching gets significantly faster in hotter weather

Wood feeding termites (Microcerotermes spp) inside their nest. Credit: Johan Larson, author provided When we consider termites, we may think of the danger they can pose to our houses once they settle in and start eating wood. But in fact, only about 4% of termite species worldwide are considered pests that might, at some point, … Read more

NASA targets Tuesday to fly Artemis 1, despite weather outlook

Derek Richardson September 23rd, 2022 The Artemis 1 Space Launch System rocket at the launch pad. Credit: NASA While keeping a weather eye on the horizon, NASA has opted to proceed with a launch attempt for Artemis 1 on Sept. 27 following the completion of a tanking test two days ago. NASA performed a tanking … Read more

New research backs improved translations of weather forecasts for US Spanish speakers

University of Oklahoma Ph.D. student Martin Satrio took this photo of a tornado in Sudan, Texas on May 23, 2022 during the NOAA and partner Targeted Observations researcher by Radar and UAS of Supercells (TORUS) field campaign. Credit: Martin Satrio New social science research published online today in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society … Read more

Preparing the MTG-I1 weather satellite for launch

CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO” width=”800″ height=”450″/> To meet more than the 20-year operational life of the mission, the full Meteosat Third Generation system comprises six satellites: four Imaging (MTG-I) satellites and two Sounding (MTG-S) satellites. This image features one MTG-I satellite (in the foreground) and one MTG-S satellite. When fully, the system will include two … Read more

South African colonial diaries are helping climate scientists reconstruct weather patterns of the past

A copy of the VOC’s registers for April 1789. These daily registers contained rich detail—including about the weather. Credit: Tracing History Trust The current climate crisis raises many questions. Some are forward-looking: how can this be fixed? Some look to the recent past: how did we get here? And some reach further back into history: … Read more

MTG-I1 weather satellite shows off

Applications 09/09/2022 200 views 9 likes Before Europe’s first Meteosat Third Generation Imager leaves the south of France at the end of the month aboard a ship bound for French Guiana, this remarkable new weather satellite has been taking center stage at Thales Alenia Space’s facilities in Cannes. The satellite is in its very last … Read more