Research Satellite, or UARS , plummeted through Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean sometime between 11:23 p.m. EDT (0323 September 24 GMT) on Friday, and 1:09 a.m. EDT (0509 GMT) Saturday, agency officials said.
NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, is expected to reenter Earth’s atmosphere on September 23, plus or minus a day, almost six years after the end of a productive scientific life.
Observations of Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) indicate that the powerful explosive processes in the Sun, solar flares, bring to the boundary of Earth’s atmosphere more than three times more energy than previously thought.
New satellite photos snapped by NASA and NOAA spacecraft are giving storm watchers an ultra-high view of Tropical Storm Lee as it pounds the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Amount of space debris on Earth orbit has reached a critical threshold. According to estimates of specialists National Research Council, which is the executive body of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, now in near-Earth space there is more than 22 thousand manmade debris, movement of which can be monitored from Earth.
The new hurricane photo, taken by NOAA’s GOES 13 weather satellite 22,300 miles nearly 36,000 km above Earth, shows Irene as it appeared on august 27 at 10:10 a.m. EDT 1410 GMT.
The first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, called Irene, was seen from space on August 22.
A Chinese ocean observation satellite, called Haiyang 2A, launched Monday at 2257 GMT (6:57 p.m. EDT) on a Long March rocket from the Taiyuan space center in northeastern China.
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia successfully launched two NASA sounding rockets carrying experiments to study the ionosphere on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Rockets are probing mysterious electric currents found in the uppermost reaches of the atmosphere that can disrupt satellite signals.Ionosphere is filled with electrically charged particles such as protons and atomic oxygen created by extreme ultraviolet radiation from the sun reacting with air molecules.