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As Earth Warms Up, The Sun Is Remarkably Quiet - Wunderground.com (blog)

Wed, 2017-01-11 21:12

Wunderground.com (blog)

As Earth Warms Up, The Sun Is Remarkably Quiet
Wunderground.com (blog)
Just as a catastrophic hurricane can occur in an otherwise quiet season, a quiet solar cycle can still cause devastating space weather, McIntosh told me. “If you look at the record of extreme events from the sun, they most often occur in weak cycles ...

Spirent launches PT TestBench software to speed receiver development - GPS World magazine

Wed, 2017-01-11 19:52

GPS World magazine

Spirent launches PT TestBench software to speed receiver development
GPS World magazine
It offers multiple instances of captured real-world intentional interference waveforms, GNSS segment errors and receiver transitions, as well as jamming and spoofing events, plus the latest observed space weather and scintillation. Together, these ...

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White House Urges Future Science and Technology Priorities - Eos

Wed, 2017-01-11 14:13

White House Urges Future Science and Technology Priorities
Eos
In space sciences, the memo addresses frontiers of a journey to Mars in the 2030s; the U.S. commercial space market; preparedness for space hazards, including near-Earth objects and space weather; and advancing small-satellite capabilities and space ...

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Improved Real-time Views Of The Sun - Space Ref (press release)

Wed, 2017-01-11 06:52

Space Ref (press release)

Improved Real-time Views Of The Sun
Space Ref (press release)
... of these magnetic events and also analyze the forces that propel the star's magnetic fields to twist around each other until they explode, spewing massive amounts of radiation and particles that, when directed earthward, can cause disruptive space ...

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Next-generation optics offer the widest real-time views of vast regions of the sun - Phys.Org

Tue, 2017-01-10 22:04

Phys.Org

Next-generation optics offer the widest real-time views of vast regions of the sun
Phys.Org
... of these magnetic events and also analyze the forces that propel the star's magnetic fields to twist around each other until they explode, spewing massive amounts of radiation and particles that, when directed earthward, can cause disruptive space ...

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Newly proposed reference datasets improve weather satellite data quality - Science Daily

Tue, 2017-01-10 02:30

Science Daily

Newly proposed reference datasets improve weather satellite data quality
Science Daily
But how do scientists ensure satellite-measured weather data is good? They can compare live data against high-quality reference data from in-orbit satellites. Making such resources available is a goal of the Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System ...

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Lightning, Weather's Byproduct, May Become One of Its Predictors - New York Times

Mon, 2017-01-09 16:39

New York Times

Lightning, Weather's Byproduct, May Become One of Its Predictors
New York Times
In 2017, two new space-based lightning sensors are set to go live, joining a growing global architecture of ground-based detection networks (some making their images available for free online). “We are now in the golden age of lightning measurement and ...

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[ January 8, 2017 ] Next SpaceX launch slipped to avoid stormy weather, range conflict Falcon 9 - Spaceflight Now

Sun, 2017-01-08 17:13

Spaceflight Now

[ January 8, 2017 ] Next SpaceX launch slipped to avoid stormy weather, range conflict Falcon 9
Spaceflight Now
Fueling of the rocket with super-chilled RP-1 kerosene and liquid oxygen will begin around a half-hour before launch, and the Iridium satellites — designed and built by Thales Alenia Space and Orbital ATK — will be switched to internal battery power ...
Foul Weather Pushes SpaceX's Next Launch to MondayWIRED
SpaceX Flight Delayed Because Of Bad WeatheriTech Post
SpaceX Delays Rocket Launch Owing to WeatherWall Street Journal
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Foul Weather Pushes SpaceX's Next Launch to Monday - WIRED

Sat, 2017-01-07 21:23

WIRED

Foul Weather Pushes SpaceX's Next Launch to Monday
WIRED
However, none of those other companies are landing their rockets, nor do they have any other clear path towards democratizing access to space. (Yeah, yeah, Blue Origin is landing rockets, but not rockets capable of taking big payloads into high orbits ...
[ January 8, 2017 ] Next SpaceX launch slipped to avoid stormy weather, range conflict Falcon 9Spaceflight Now
SpaceX Flight Delayed Because Of Bad WeatheriTech Post
SpaceX Delays Rocket Launch Owing to WeatherWall Street Journal
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Looking Ahead: Space Exploration in 2017 - Sky & Telescope (blog)

Fri, 2017-01-06 01:57

Sky & Telescope (blog)

Looking Ahead: Space Exploration in 2017
Sky & Telescope (blog)
While very few planetary-science missions will launch in 2017, we do have a new exoplanet hunter, a lunar-sample return, a space weather satellite, and an X-ray telescope headed into orbit. Farther afield, the Cassini mission at Saturn comes to a ...

Lab technology onboard space weather satellite - Livermore Independent

Thu, 2017-01-05 09:04

Lab technology onboard space weather satellite
Livermore Independent
GOES-R is the latest in the suite of GOES weather forecasting satellites, operated since 1975 by NOAA and NASA. GOES-R includes six instruments, two of which are observing Earth and four are observing space. The GOES-R satellite will revolutionize ...

Louis J. Lanzerotti Receives 2016 William Kaula Award - Eos

Wed, 2017-01-04 13:53

Eos

Louis J. Lanzerotti Receives 2016 William Kaula Award
Eos
His service as founding editor of AGU's Space Weather: The International Journal of Research and Applications spanned more than an 11-year solar cycle. Lou shaped a publication that became AGU's flagship journal for societal relevance. In the very ...

Aurora alert! Thanks to huge coronal hole | Earth | EarthSky - EarthSky

Wed, 2017-01-04 01:47

EarthSky

Aurora alert! Thanks to huge coronal hole | Earth | EarthSky
EarthSky
The hole is gigantic and facing Earth's way. Possible aurora sightings at the latitude of the northern U.S. – for example, in Michigan or Maine – on January 4.

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Satellites at Risk: Space Weather Models Need Better ... - EIN007 - I-Connect007

Sat, 2016-12-31 02:30

Satellites at Risk: Space Weather Models Need Better ... - EIN007
I-Connect007
Accuracy of space weather prediction depends strongly on the quality of the models. A team led by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences ...

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Using CubeSats to Learn About Space Weather - ENGINEERING.com

Fri, 2016-12-30 12:59

ENGINEERING.com

Using CubeSats to Learn About Space Weather
ENGINEERING.com
Researchers from the University of Alberta's AlbertaSat student group have designed a miniature fluxgate magnetometer for use in space research. The instrument will fly atop AlbertaSat's Experimental Albertan #1 cube satellite (Ex-Alta 1 CubeSat ...

Two 2017 NASA missions set to study edge of space - SpaceFlight Insider

Fri, 2016-12-30 10:05

SpaceFlight Insider

Two 2017 NASA missions set to study edge of space
SpaceFlight Insider
This area where the Earth's atmosphere and terrestrial weather give way to the space environment is called the ionosphere. In 2017, NASA plans to launch two satellite missions to study this region: the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) and the ...

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A Hole in the Sun Could Unleash New Year's Fireworks - Seeker

Thu, 2016-12-29 20:28

Seeker

A Hole in the Sun Could Unleash New Year's Fireworks
Seeker
Like watching an ominous storm brew on the horizon, solar astronomers have spied a large coronal hole emerge deep inside the sun's magnetized atmosphere (known as the corona), signalling that turbulent space weather is possibly headed our way.

Solar storms will batter the skies and spark colourful displays of the Northern Lights - Daily Mail

Thu, 2016-12-22 16:58

Daily Star

Solar storms will batter the skies and spark colourful displays of the Northern Lights
Daily Mail
Space-weather forecasters have issued a G2 Watch today, for the second day in a row, which is the second lowest classification on the geomagnetic storm scale. While any effects on the power grid or spacecraft operation will likely be minor, people in ...
Christmas weather update: Solar storm to hit Earth 'any day' according to US Gov's NOAADaily Star
Christmas Solar Storm Threatens Earth's InfrastructureSputnik International
What is a solar flare and how can the storms they cause affect planet Earth?The Sun

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Christmas solar storm to batter Earth as flare blasts from massive ... - The Sun

Thu, 2016-12-22 14:06

The Sun

Christmas solar storm to batter Earth as flare blasts from massive ...
The Sun
A solar flare is heading our way and it's threatening to wreak havoc with modern life on our planet.

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Eye of the space storm - Edmonton Examiner

Wed, 2016-12-21 20:17

Edmonton Examiner

Eye of the space storm
Edmonton Examiner
The technology is called a fluxgate magnetometer, a miniature sensor designed to take very detailed measurements of the earth's magnetic field in space, acting partially like a weather station. It will be attached to the U of A's miniature satellite ...

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