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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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Image: Global cloud fraction map of Earth

Decades of satellite observations and astronaut photographs show that clouds dominate space-based views of Earth. One study based on nearly a decade of satellite data estimated that about 67 percent of Earth's surface is ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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