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NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds

NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California.

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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NASA delays soil study satellite launch for 'repairs'

NASA has pushed back the launch of a satellite to study soil moisture to Saturday, so that it can perform "minor repairs" to the launch rocket.

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Japan to launch new spy satellite

Japan's government said it will launch a back-up spy satellite on Sunday, after cancelling an earlier lift-off due to bad weather.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Spire plans to use tiny satellites for more accurate weather forecasts

Weather forecasting is a notoriously inexact science. According to San Francisco-based tech startup Spire, this is partially because there are currently less than 20 satellites responsible for ...

18 hours ago from Gizmag

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Falcon heavy rocket launch and booster recovery featured in cool new SpaceX animation

SpaceX released a cool new animation today, Jan. 27, showing an updated look at their Falcon Heavy rocket and plans for booster recovery. See below.

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Cassini catches Titan naked in the solar wind

(Phys.org)—Researchers studying data from NASA's Cassini mission have observed that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, behaves much like Venus, Mars or a comet when exposed to the raw power of the ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Astronaut sees huge winter storm from space (Photos)

The monster winter storm that dumped loads of snow on the northeastern United States on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 26 and 27) looked pretty beastly from 250 miles above the planet.

3 hours ago from FOXNews

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Image: Sounding rockets launch into an aurora

The interaction of solar winds and Earth's atmosphere produces northern lights, or auroras, that dance across the night sky and mesmerize the casual observer. However, to scientists this interaction ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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The electric eye of Cyclone Bansi

Though this image may look like they come from a science fiction movie, it is in fact a photograph of tropical cyclone Bansi as seen at night by astronauts on the International Space Station ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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