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NASA Plans 6 Small Satellite Missions to Support Earth Science Research

NASA aims to launch six small satellite missions beginning this month to study Earth’s hurricanes, energy budget, aerosols and weather. The agency said Tuesday small satellites are often deployed as “secondary payload” aboard other missions’ rockets. The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes CubeSat will be launched this month to monitor changes in Earth’s energy budget …

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NOAA Postpones Weather Satellite Launch to March 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has rescheduled the launch of the first polar-orbiting weather satellite to March 2017 instead of January, Space News reported Friday. Jeff Foust writes the two-month delay is due to issues detected in the Joint Polar Satellite System 1 spacecraft and its ground systems. “Based on recent tests …

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