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Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit

(Phys.org)—Four of the instruments on the Metop-B weather satellite (AMSU-A, ASCAT, MHS, GRAS) have been activated this week and are delivering data.   This demonstrates that Metop-B, launched on 17 September, is performing ...

dateOct 01, 2012 in Space Exploration
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NASA pinning down 'here' better than ever

Before our Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation devices can tell us where we are, the satellites that make up the GPS need to know exactly where they are. For that, they rely on a network of sites that serve as "you ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Space Exploration
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