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All eyes on the sky for satellite re-entry

John Kerr posted in on September 23rd, 2011.

Our friends at the Australian Science Media Centre have collected useful background, resources and commentary ahead of the re-entry: NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is expected to return to Earth tomorrow morning (Saturday 24 September) Australian time. Its exact re-entry time and location will be known with more certainty closer to its landing. The […]

Observing Earth from above: remote sensing and satellite data

Dacia Herbulock posted in on February 15th, 2011.

UPDATE: ATV Launch successful (see below) This week, top scientists from the European Space Agency are in New Zealand for the launch of the ‘Johannes Kepler’ unmanned spacecraft, which will be tracked at Awarua Station near Invercargill. The new spacecraft, known as an Automated Transfer Vehicle or ATV, will carry essential supplies to the International […]

An “undoubted setback”: Scientists on NASA’s satellite crash

Peter Griffin posted in on February 25th, 2009.

NASA’s attempt to launch a carbon emissions-monitoring satellite into space has failed with the US$278 million Orbiting Carbon Observatory crashing into the Indian Ocean shortly after launch. News wrap: Washington Post: NASA Satellite Crashes Before Reaching Orbit Reuters: Botched launch ends US satellite’s mission The British Science Media Centre gathered comment from UK-based scientists on […]

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