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GOES-S at Checkout Location  89.5 degrees west
March 30, 2018
In November of 2016 NASA and NOAA launched its latest generation of Geostationary Operational Satellites, the GOES-R series.  Once this reached a stable orbit and began the...
The Falcon Heavy launch - Photo by SpaceX
February 8, 2018
On February 6, 2018 SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket into space.  This is the largest rocket launch since the Saturn 5 missions to the moon many decades...
MODIS image of the Thomas fire on 5 December 2017
December 13, 2017
The fierce Santa Ana winds are driving new fires in southern California this month.  The Thomas Fire near Ventura has been expanding at an unprecedented rate.  This natural...
Sentinel image of the fires on 10 October 2017 east of Santa Rosa
October 11, 2017
Northern California has been experiencing extreme wildfires this month.  Large parts of the famed wine country are burning out of control at this time.  This Sentinel false...
Smoke across the US
September 6, 2017
This summer there have been dozens of forest fires in the Western U.S. and air quality in northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho is listed as hazardous.  NASA just...
Hurricane Harvey rainfall
September 1, 2017
We know that Hurricane Harvey devastated southeastern Texas in late August.  During the event NASA was monitoring the hydrological impact using several sensors.  One platform...
Sentinel 2B launch
March 7, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) successfully launched the Sentinel 2B satellite into orbit today.  When this has been placed in final orbit and completed calibration we will...