Category Archives: Satellites

When You Look at the Cosmos……?

Scientists have turned up rare evidence that space-time is smooth as Einstein predicted, while pushing closer to a complete theory of gravity. From NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope. See: … might be enamored with … Continue reading

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Radiation Belt Storms Probes Launched

 NASA hosted a two-day event for 50 social media followers on August 22-23, 2012, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) are scheduled to lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V … Continue reading

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Grail At the Moon

 Grail Recovery and Interior Labratory NASA’s Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)-A spacecraft successfully completed its planned main engine burn at 2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST) today. As of 3 p.m. PST (6 p.m. EST), GRAIL-A is in a … Continue reading

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Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP)

The launch of an Atlas V carrying NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) payload was scrubbed today due to weather conditions associated with lightning, as well as cumulus and anvil clouds. With the unfavorable weather forecast as a result of … Continue reading

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SAMPEX, the Solar Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer, was successfully launched by a Scout rocket on July 3, 1992. It is investigating the composition of local interstellar matter and solar material and the transport of magnetospheric charged particles into the … Continue reading

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Interplanetary Transport Network

This stylized depiction of the ITN is designed to show its (often convoluted) path through the solar system. The green ribbon represents one path from among the many that are mathematically possible along the surface of the darker green bounding … Continue reading

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MESSENGER Reveals Mercury’s Geological History

Stefan of Backreaction posted a blog entry called,”Mercury looks like the Moon, nearly… that brought me up to speed on what the planet actually looks like. His article provides for the links here in this entry, as well sets the … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Coin

Susan Holmes– Statistician Persi Diaconis’ mechanical coin flipper. In football’s inaugural kickoff coin toss, the coin is not caught but allowed to bounce on the ground. That introduces an extra complication, one mathematicians have yet to sort out. Persi Diaconis … Continue reading

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Minature Satellites in Space

KC-135 Flight Experiments The Reduced Gravity Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center provides the unique “weightless” or “zero-g” environment of space flight using a specially modified KC-135A. The KC flies parabolic arcs to produce weightless periods of 20 to 25 … Continue reading

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The Mind Field

Lee Smolin: Height is proportional to the number of things the theory gets right. Since we don’t have a convincing case for the right theory yet, that is a high peak somewhere off in the distance. The existing approaches are … Continue reading

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