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GOES-R satellite begins environmental testing

The GOES-R satellite, slated to launch in 2016, is ready for environmental testing. Environmental testing simulates the harsh conditions of launch and the space environment once the satellite is in orbit. The GOES-R satellite ...

dateMay 21, 2015 in Space Exploration
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CloudSat analyzed the eye of Typhoon Dolphin

When Dolphin was a typhoon on May 16, NASA's CloudSat satellite completed a stunning eye overpass of Typhoon Dolphin in the West Pacific at 0412 UTC (12:12 a.m. EDT). By May 22, Dolphin's remnants were moving through the ...

dateMay 21, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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NASA analyzed the winds of Tropical Storm Ana

In mid-May 2015, Ana became the first named tropical storm of the North Atlantic hurricane season. May is early to see large storms in the Atlantic; the season begins in earnest on June 1. But on May 10, Tropical Storm Ana ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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NASA's triple examination of Typhoon Dolphin

Three different platforms have been examining Typhoon Dolphin as it moves through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. The RapidScat instrument saw Dolphin's winds intensify over May 16 and 17, the Global Precipitation Measurement ...

dateMay 19, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Typhoon Dolphin looms over Guam

Typhoon Dolphin passed through the Northern Marianas today just to the north of Guam with sustained winds estimated at 95 knots (~109 mph) by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The center passed through the Rota Channel ...

dateMay 16, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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