September 17, 2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014—The launch of a NASA ocean winds sensor to the International Space Station (ISS) this month inaugurates a new era of Earth observation that will leverage the space station's unique vantage point in space. Before the end of the decade, six NASA Earth science instruments will be mounted to the station to
March 5, 2014
Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), launched Feb. 27, 2014.
February 5, 2014
Greenbelt, Md., Jan. 27, 2014—The world enters a new era of global weather observing and climate science in February with the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a new international science satellite built by NASA. GPM, a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is scheduled to launch
November 6, 2013
SOLNA, Sweden, Oct. 29, 2013—The Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have signed a bilateral cooperative agreement for NASA to test and evaluate the 5-Newton and 22-Newton High Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP) thrusters developed by ECAPS, an SSC Group company. A unique satellite propulsion technology, HPGP is
May 1, 2013
The critical task of closely monitoring the saltiness of Earth’s oceans is being facilitated from space by the European Space Agency’s SMOS and NASA’s Aquarius missions, but in slightly different ways.
April 10, 2012
Marking another remarkable collaborative effort, the European Space Agency and NASA representatives met over the Arctic Ocean recently to perform some carefully coordinated flights directly under CryoSat orbiting above.
March 3, 2011
NASA Satellites Capture a Stronger La Nińa A new Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite image of the Pacific Ocean indicates the current La Nińa event in the eastern Pacific remained strong during December 2010. "This latest event appears to be one of the strongest ones over this time period," says Climatologist Bill Patzert of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "It's already impacting weather and climate all around the planet."