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Old 10-13-2017, 11:41 AM   #46
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Launching on Friday 13? At least they learned from Apollo 13 to not launch on xx:13...
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:28 PM   #47
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What type of rocket is this?

From speed of liftoff appears to be repurposed ICBM ......
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:00 PM   #48
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 What type of rocket is this?

From speed of liftoff appears to be repurposed ICBM ......
It is a repurposed ICBM. The Rockot is a repurposed UR-100 ICBM (SS-19 Stiletto for NATO), with a Briz-KM upper stage.
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Old 10-16-2017, 03:09 PM   #49
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16 October 2017
Launched last week, Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health.
The 820 kg satellite was lofted into orbit from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia last Friday on a Rockot.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Op...cellent_health
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:10 AM   #50
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...ugh_hurricanes

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25 October 2017
This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been a harsh reminder of the grief and devastation brought by these vast storms. Imaging the top of hurricanes from space is nothing new, but the Sentinel-1 satellites can see right through these towering spinning weather systems, measuring the sea surface below to help predict the storm’s path.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:33 AM   #51
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Shame they didn't explain how wave-height affects a hurricanes track. I'm guessing the storm would move away from the highest waves, sort of going down-hill?

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Old 10-25-2017, 10:18 PM   #52
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I would actually have thought the opposite. I was thinking that a higher water column would correspond to lower atmospheric pressure. I was thinking the storm would move in the direction of lowest pressure...
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:48 AM   #53
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That's another argument, true.
However which is dominant in wave-height, pressure or wind?

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Old 11-16-2017, 09:01 AM   #54
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Te...house_for_EDRS

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The EDRS–SpaceDataHighway has now begun relaying Earth images from Sentinel-2A, which marks the last of four Copernicus satellites in orbit being brought under the EDRS service.
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:09 PM   #55
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...st_Light_event

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Watch live: Sentinel-5P First Light event
Launched on 13 October, the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. These first results will be revealed at an event on 1 December at the DLR German Aerospace Center. Follow the event via live webstream, which starts at 09:30 GMT (10:30 CET).
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:40 PM   #56
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Missed it, bah!

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...ion_into_focus

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Ima...e_from_volcano
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:09 AM   #57
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Its Easter.

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Title Egg Island, Bahamas
Released 30/03/2018 10:00 am
Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
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When it comes to eggs, most of us are probably thinking of the chocolate variety that we hope will pass our way this weekend, but they’re difficult to spot from space. Instead, we can offer you this gorgeous Copernicus Sentinel-2B picture of Egg Island in the Bahamas.
http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Ima...Island_Bahamas
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob..._on_launch_pad

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The next Sentinel satellite for Europe’s environmental monitoring Copernicus programme is poised for liftoff from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia.
The Sentinel-3B satellite has been at the cosmodrome since mid-March being readied for its ride into space on 25 April at 17:57 GMT (19:57 CEST).
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:09 PM   #59
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Mission so far is successful. Launch video:

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Old 04-25-2018, 07:18 PM   #60
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Separation should have occurred. Waiting for AOS to confirm.
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