October 12, 2020
The second qualification model of the P120C solid rocket motor, configured for Ariane 6, completed its hot firing on Oct. 7, 2020, in a final test to prove its readiness for flight.
September 28, 2020
The August Complex Fire and others this fire season have been sending far-reaching plumes of wildfire smoke into the atmosphere that worsen air quality in California and beyond. Predicting where that smoke will travel and how bad the air will be downwind is a challenge, but Earth-observing satellites can help.
September 15, 2020
This series of four Copernicus Sentinel-2 images captured between June 29, 2020, and July 24, 2020, shows a segment of the largest ice shelf in the Arctic break up and shatter into a flotilla of small icebergs totalling an area of around 125 square kilometers.
August 31, 2020
The large, white area visible on the island is a national park that encompasses the Vatnajökull Glacier.
August 17, 2020
The many colorful curves and folds of the Flinders Ranges—the largest mountain range in South Australia—are featured in this false-color image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.
August 4, 2020
NASA’s Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured a birds-eye view of the vast Apple fire raging in Southern California.
July 21, 2020
Utah’s Great Salt Lake and its surroundings are featured in this false-color image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.
July 7, 2020
NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite showed the blanket of dust had moved over the Gulf of Mexico and extended into Central America and over part of the eastern Pacific Ocean.
June 23, 2020
SpaceX launched another batch of Starlink internet satellites to low Earth orbit as well as three small satellites provided by Planet Labs Inc.
June 9, 2020
A state of emergency has been declared after some 20,000 metric tons of diesel oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle. Images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission show the extent of the spill.