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Hurricanes, flooding and … space weather? Here are the top threats to Denmark - The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

Thu, 2017-01-12 12:13

The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

Hurricanes, flooding and … space weather? Here are the top threats to Denmark
The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english
Forget the Russians, Donald Trump and Chris McDonald. The real threats to Denmark are volatile weather, virulent disease and disasters. The emergency response authority, Beredskabsstyrelsen, has revealed the 13 biggest threats to Denmark it its first ...

NASA image shows vast 'hole' spreading across the solar surface - Daily Mail

Thu, 2017-01-12 00:09

Daily Mail

NASA image shows vast 'hole' spreading across the solar surface
Daily Mail
Space-weather forecasters issued a 'G2 alert', the second lowest classification on the geomagnetic storm scale. 'The principal users affected by geomagnetic storms are the electrical power grid, spacecraft operations, users of radio signals that ...

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Venus reaches highest point; Full moon Thursday - AccuWeather.com (blog)

Wed, 2017-01-11 22:22

AccuWeather.com (blog)

Venus reaches highest point; Full moon Thursday
AccuWeather.com (blog)
Two major astronomical events will occur Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. The full "wolf" moon rises. Then we have the greatest eastern elongation of Venus! I am sure you have noticed Venus in the night sky. It is hard to miss. It shines much brighter than any ...

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Venus reaches highest point; Full moon Thursday - AccuWeather.com (blog)

Wed, 2017-01-11 22:18

Venus reaches highest point; Full moon Thursday
AccuWeather.com (blog)
Two major astronomical events will occur Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. The full "wolf" moon rises. Then we have the greatest eastern elongation of Venus! I am sure you have noticed Venus in the night sky. It is hard to miss. It shines much brighter than any ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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