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Clouds in the forecast for Monday’s Falcon 9 launch

Forecasters will be watching clouds and rain showers during the countdown before Monday's launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying Turkmenistan's first communications satellite. SpaceX’s mission patch for the Falcon 9 launch with TurkmenAlem52E/Mona.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceflightnowRelated NewsApr 25th, 2015

Should We Arm the International Space Station With Lasers to Destroy Space Junk? [Science]

Space junk, traveling up to 10 times the speed of a bullet, endangers spacecraft, and it is very hard to remove.  #NASA #space #space debris #laser #space station #satellite.....»»

Category: topSource:  planettechnewsRelated NewsApr 24th, 2015

This beautiful free iPhone wallpaper collection is actually made from satellite imagery

Every single time a post runs on BGR that includes the image above, I get at least a dozen emails from people asking if I would mind sending them the wallpaper pictured on the iPhone’s screen. I’m always happy to oblige — here you go, enjoy.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated NewsApr 24th, 2015

8 Reasons Future Generations Will Consider Us Barbarians

Long ago, people were dirty and mean and ignorant. They would crap in a bucket and throw it in the river. They would burn people alive if they wanted them to die, and tell them swallow mercury if they wanted them to live. They were barbarians, in other wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 24th, 2015

Google is sorry that a urinating Android logo appeared on Maps

There’s something weird going on over on Google Maps today. A user on Hacker News spotted what appears to be the Android logo peeing on Apple in satellite view. At these co-ordinates in Pakistan the odd image appears, depicting the famous picture of a.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsApr 24th, 2015

Image: Sentinel-1A satellite images Florida

The peninsula sits between the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The large body of water at the top of the image is the freshwater Lake Okeechobee. Covering about 1900 sq km, the lake is very shallow with a maximum depth of a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 24th, 2015

Live coverage: Ariane 5 launch postponed

A Norwegian communications satellite designed to connect far-flung clients and a Franco-Italian military spacecraft was supposed to ride into orbit Friday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket set for launch from French Guiana, but Arianespace postponed the flight to.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceflightnowRelated NewsApr 24th, 2015

There’s an Android peeing on Apple on Google Maps and we can’t figure out why

There’s something weird going on over on Google Maps today. A user on Hacker News spotted what appears to be the Android logo peeing on Apple in satellite view. At these….....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsApr 24th, 2015

Florida"s Diverse Landscape Pictured From Space

This is a lovely view of Florida captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite, showing the structured geometries of agriculture in the north and the Everglades National Park in the south.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 24th, 2015

Ariane 5 in position for dual-satellite launch

Rolling out for its first liftoff of the year, an Ariane 5 rocket journeyed out of a launcher assembly building Thursday and rode railroad tracks to its launch pad in French Guiana with two European communications satellites. Rolling out for its first.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceflightnowRelated NewsApr 24th, 2015

Live coverage: Ariane 5 counting down to launch Friday

A Norwegian communications satellite designed to connect far-flung clients and a Franco-Italian military spacecraft will ride into orbit Friday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket set for launch from French Guiana at 1938 GMT (3:38 p.m. EDT). Live coverage of .....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceflightnowRelated NewsApr 24th, 2015

New satellite with wind-measuring lasers may improve weather forecasts

A complicated set of space lasers designed to track Earth’s winds are now another step closer to launching next year. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Aeolus mission is expected to use these wind-measuring lasers to help craft better weather .....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 24th, 2015

Cure your Earth Day hangover: 4 reasons to be optimistic about the planet

Earth Day can be rather depressing, given the slew of statistics showing that we've got major environmental problems, from endangered species to global warming. But there are plenty of reasons for optimism, too. Satellite image of the Northern Hemisphere.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2015

"People have had it with the smells and verrucas from indoor pools" says Thames Baths founder

Interview: a Kickstarter campaign has launched today to fund a floating swimming pool for London's River Thames. According to Studio Octopi architect and project co-founder Chris Romer-Lee, the city is experiencing an outdoor swimming revolution. (mor.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2015

Watch the Chilean volcano send shockwaves through the atmosphere

When Chile's Calbuco volcano blew its lid on Wednesday afternoon, the eruption sent shockwaves rippling through the Earth's upper atmosphere, like a rock thrown into a pond A satellite known as Suomi NPP, a joint NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric .....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2015

Research trio suggest low-relief mountain surfaces due to river network disruption

(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers, two with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the other with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, claim to have found evidence that suggests low-relief mountain surfaces are due to river disruption, not tectonic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2015

London’s River Thames garden bridge judicial review backed

Campaigners opposed to the planned Garden Bridge over the River Thames in London have won the right to challenge a council's approval for it.....»»

Category: infraSource:  architecturelabRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2015

Japan"s space agency aims for the moon in 2018

Japan's space agency announced this week that the country would put an unmanned rover on the surface of the moon by 2018, joining an elite club of nations who have explored Earth's satellite......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2015

Environmental satellite with ‘color vision’ lands in French Guiana

Wrapped inside a protective shipping container, Europe's Sentinel 2A land imaging satellite flew from Germany to French Guiana this week aboard an Antonov transport plane to prepare for launch aboard a Vega rocket in June. The Sentinel 2A spacecraft i.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceflightnowRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2015

Navy Conducts First Aerial Refueling of X-47B Carrier-Launched Drone

The Navy conducted its first ever aerial refueling of its X-47B carrier based drone demonstrator aircraft Wednesday at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. The X-47B was refueled by an Omega Air Refueling Tanker, Navy and Northrop Grumman officials said.....»»

Category: securitySource:  defensetechRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2015