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The Northern Lights could be visible from Wales tonight - Wales Online - WalesOnline

Wed, 2016-12-21 19:47

WalesOnline

The Northern Lights could be visible from Wales tonight - Wales Online
WalesOnline
The colourful phenomena can be seen when solar particles cross into the earth's atmosphere and let out burning gases that produce different coloured lights.
​Northern Lights might be visible over Swansea Bay tonight | South ...South Wales Evening Post

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Lockheed Martin wraps up building NOAA weather satellite, moves on to testing - Government Security News

Wed, 2016-12-21 08:56

Lockheed Martin wraps up building NOAA weather satellite, moves on to testing
Government Security News
GOES-R data will support short-term weather forecasts and severe storm watches and warnings, maritime forecasts, seasonal predictions, drought outlooks and space weather predictions. NOAA funds, manages and will operate the GOES-R Series satellites.

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of NOAA's GOES-S Weather Satellite - Space Ref (press release)

Wed, 2016-12-21 00:13

SpaceNews

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of NOAA's GOES-S Weather Satellite
Space Ref (press release)
The GOES-S satellite is now undergoing environmental testing to simulate the conditions of launch and the extreme environment the satellite will experience in space. It recently completed a reverberant acoustics test and sine vibration test, both ...
Lockheed Martin finished assembling the GOES-S in advance of the 2018 launch. Next up: testing.Denverite (blog)
Key House member promises "very disruptive" reorganization of ...SpaceNews

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Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of NOAA's GOES-S Weather Satellite - Space Ref (press release)

Wed, 2016-12-21 00:13

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of NOAA's GOES-S Weather Satellite
Space Ref (press release)
The GOES-S satellite is now undergoing environmental testing to simulate the conditions of launch and the extreme environment the satellite will experience in space. It recently completed a reverberant acoustics test and sine vibration test, both ...

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of NOAA's GOES-S Weather ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Tue, 2016-12-20 18:04

ExecutiveBiz (blog)

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of NOAA's GOES-S Weather ...
PR Newswire (press release)
DENVER, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed assembly of NOAA's GOES-S weather satellite and is now beginning ...
Lockheed to Start Environmental, Mechanical Tests on NOAA GOES-S Weather SatelliteExecutiveBiz (blog)

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Research platform launched to brave Van Allen radiation belts ... - Spaceflight Now

Tue, 2016-12-20 15:13

Spaceflight Now

Research platform launched to brave Van Allen radiation belts ...
Spaceflight Now
The Epsilon rocket blasted off at 1100 GMT (6 a.m. EST; 8 p.m. Japan Standard Time) Tuesday. Credit: JAXA. Japan launched a research satellite Tuesday to ...

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[ December 20, 2016 ] Research platform launched to brave Van Allen radiation belts Mission Reports - Spaceflight Now

Tue, 2016-12-20 15:13

Spaceflight Now

[ December 20, 2016 ] Research platform launched to brave Van Allen radiation belts Mission Reports
Spaceflight Now
“Since highly energized particles in the radiation belts can cause malfunctions of the computers on satellites and damage equipment through electrostatic charge, or threaten the astronauts with radiation exposure, space weather research for forecasting ...
Japan successfully launches solid fuel rocketWHTC
Success of Epsilon-2 Launch with ERG AboardSpace Ref (press release)

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A molten iron 'jet stream' is found below Earth's surface: Remarkable discovery could shed light on our planet's ... - Daily Mail

Tue, 2016-12-20 14:47

Daily Mail

A molten iron 'jet stream' is found below Earth's surface: Remarkable discovery could shed light on our planet's ...
Daily Mail
The protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to animal migration and weather patterns. But this magnetic field, so important to life on Earth, has weakened by 15 per cent over ...
Iron 'jet stream' detected in Earth's outer coreBBC News

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Good Space Station Viewing Tonight! - WWBT NBC12 News (blog)

Tue, 2016-12-20 14:23

WWBT NBC12 News (blog)

Good Space Station Viewing Tonight!
WWBT NBC12 News (blog)
There's a really good Space Station viewing opportunity tonight. If you use binoculars, you might even be able to see the shape of the space station, which is about the size of a football field! No need for binoculars, though-- the naked eye should do ...

[ December 19, 2016 ] Timeline of events during Epsilon rocket's launch with the ERG mission Mission Reports - Spaceflight Now

Tue, 2016-12-20 09:03

Spaceflight Now

[ December 19, 2016 ] Timeline of events during Epsilon rocket's launch with the ERG mission Mission Reports
Spaceflight Now
An Epsilon rocket is set to send a Japanese space weather research probe into an orbit stretching more than 20,000 miles (33,000 kilometers) above Earth to investigate how the Van Allen radiation belts shrink and swell with variable solar activity.

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Democratizing the space race with nanosatellite technology - Nanowerk

Mon, 2016-12-19 18:54

Nanowerk

Democratizing the space race with nanosatellite technology
Nanowerk
“That's the current challenge for accurate space weather forecasting in the vastness of space around the Earth. However, miniaturised technology would enable swarms of perhaps hundreds of spacecraft or more to pin-point the potentially destructive ...

Solar storms trigger Jupiter's 'Northern Lights' - Knowridge Science Report

Sun, 2016-12-18 23:34

Knowridge Science Report

Solar storms trigger Jupiter's 'Northern Lights'
Knowridge Science Report
Dr Caitriona Jackman, Space Environment Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton, says: “The northern lights that we see here on Earth are a beautiful manifestation of the effects of “space weather”. What is exciting about ...

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Space News: Researchers dial in to 'thermostat' in Earth's upper atmosphere - Lake County News

Sun, 2016-12-18 12:34

Space News: Researchers dial in to 'thermostat' in Earth's upper atmosphere
Lake County News
The presentation was tied to an upcoming paper that is slated to be published in the journal Space Weather. Solar storms can cause dramatic change in the temperatures of the upper atmosphere, including the ionosphere, which ranges from about 30 miles ...

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Revolutions in understanding the ionosphere, Earth's interface to ... - Space Daily

Fri, 2016-12-16 09:07

Revolutions in understanding the ionosphere, Earth's interface to ...
Space Daily
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 - Scientists from NASA and three universities have presented new discoveries about the way heat and energy move and ...

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NASA Unravelled the Mystery of Earth's Interface to Space; Ionosphere Counteracts Heating in the Thermosphere ... - University Herald

Thu, 2016-12-15 19:07

University Herald

NASA Unravelled the Mystery of Earth's Interface to Space; Ionosphere Counteracts Heating in the Thermosphere ...
University Herald
... from space enters the Earth's atmosphere. Another scientist announced that NASA is planning for another mission that will conduct a deeper study on this region of the Earth's atmosphere. This is the explanation why Ionosphere is reacting to space ...

Revolutions in Understanding the Ionosphere, Earth's Interface to Space - The Science Explorer

Thu, 2016-12-15 12:51

The Science Explorer

Revolutions in Understanding the Ionosphere, Earth's Interface to Space
The Science Explorer
Called the ionosphere, this is Earth's interface to space, the area where Earth's neutral atmosphere and terrestrial weather give way to the space environment that dominates most of the rest of the universe – an environment that hosts charged particles ...
Two NASA satellites slated for 2017 launch will focus on edge of spaceUC Berkeley
NASA and 3 Major Universities Reveal Amazing Discoveries About Earth's IonosphereNature World News
Earth woefully unprepared for surprise comet or asteroid, Nasa scientist warnsThe Guardian
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Two NASA satellites slated for 2017 launch will focus on edge of space - UC Berkeley

Thu, 2016-12-15 01:31

UC Berkeley

Two NASA satellites slated for 2017 launch will focus on edge of space
UC Berkeley
“Terrestrial weather, like hurricanes and wind patterns, can shape the atmosphere and ionosphere, changing how they react to space weather. “We will be using these two missions together to understand how dynamic weather systems are reflected in the ...

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CU space mission to study upper atmosphere - 9NEWS.com

Thu, 2016-12-15 01:18

9NEWS.com

CU space mission to study upper atmosphere
9NEWS.com
The phenomenon known as "space weather" can create problems for satellites there. So, GOLD will be examining that area of space from afar using a special camera. CU's role in the NASA project is worth $36-million. "We designed and built the instrument ...

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NASA: UM hurricane satellites' launch moved to Thursday - The Detroit News

Wed, 2016-12-14 22:34

The Detroit News

NASA: UM hurricane satellites' launch moved to Thursday
The Detroit News
“We've never flown a satellite mission before,” said Aaron Ridley, a professor of space weather with the UM College of Engineering's Climate & Space Department. He works with Ruf on the project. “We've had instruments on satellites that were flown all ...
NASA to launch tiny satellites to measure hurricane windsFOX43.com

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Revolutions in understanding the ionosphere, Earth's interface to ... - Science Daily

Wed, 2016-12-14 21:56

Science Daily

Revolutions in understanding the ionosphere, Earth's interface to ...
Science Daily
Far above Earth's surface is a sea of particles that have been split into positive and negative ions by the suns harsh ultraviolet radiation called the ionosphere ...

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