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NASA Report Explains Satellite Launch Failure NASA Report Explains Satellite Launch Failure

NASA this week released an eight-page report detailing all its engineers have learned about a failed satellite launch that took place on March 4, 2011. The launch of a Taurus XL T9 rocket, designed by Orbital Science Corporation, was meant …

Middle East Freshwater Reserves Declining, Shows Study Middle East Freshwater Reserves Declining, Shows Study
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A new study has shown that much of the Middle East lost freshwater reserves over the past decade. The study, to be published this week in the journal Water Resources Research, was based on data from NASA‘s Gravity Recovery and …

NASA Successfully Launches New Landsat Satellite NASA Successfully Launches New Landsat Satellite

NASA this week successfully launched its Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). An Atlas V rocket was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:02 pm EST on Monday, February 11. The new satellite will be used, as previous Landsat satellites …

New Satellite Search and Rescue System Turned On New Satellite Search and Rescue System Turned On

The European Space Agency (ESA) today announced that it has switched-on a search and rescue (SAR) package on its Galileo navigation satellites. The milestone is a “major” expansion of the Cospas-Sarsat (Space System for the Search of Vessels in Distress …

Gyroscope Failure Signals the End For Landsat 5 Satellite Gyroscope Failure Signals the End For Landsat 5 Satellite
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In case you missed it during the end-of-the-year holiday madness, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have announced the end of the longest-running Earth observing satellite mission in history. The Landsat 5 mission has been orbiting Earth and recording …

NASA Footage Of Las Vegas Shows City’s Wild, Unlikely Growth NASA Footage Of Las Vegas Shows City’s Wild, Unlikely Growth
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Typically, in order to make something grow you need water. It’s a pretty basic building block about cultivating, y’know, life. Las Vegas does not get thirsty, it would seem, or at least it doesn’t need water to thrive. That truth …

[Exclusive] Can Hackers Create a SOPA-Proof Internet? [Exclusive] Can Hackers Create a SOPA-Proof Internet?
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What’s the shortest distance between two points? If you said a straight line, then you just earned a self-high five. We here at WebProNews we have already given you a guide on how to navigate the post-SOPA Internet, but suppose …

Hurricane Irene: The View From Space Hurricane Irene: The View From Space
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It’s always interesting how natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes that bring such devastation and destruction can also have a type of amazing, terrible beauty. And there’s nothing like a view from space to make us all aware of the …

Google’s Great Big GeoEye in the Sky
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If the watchful eye of Google has been creeping you out with Street View, you’re going to love this. Their satellite imagery is about to get a big boost in resolution courtesy of GeoEye.