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NASA To Launch New Earth Observing Satellite.....
« on: October 24, 2011, 10:58:22 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-launch-earth-observing-satellite-180642759.html

LOS ANGELES (AP) After a five-year delay, an Earth-observing satellite will be launched to test new technologies aimed at improving weather forecasts and monitoring climate change.

"We've already had 10 separate weather events, each inflicting at least $1 billion in damages," said Louis Uccellini of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The space agency already has a fleet of satellites circling the Earth, taking measurements of the atmosphere, clouds and oceans. But many are aging and need replacement.

One of the satellite's main jobs is to test key technologies that will be used by next-generation satellites set to launch in a few years.

Under the restructuring, the Defense Department is building its own military satellites while NASA is developing a new generation of research satellites for NOAA. Friday's launch is considered the first step toward that goal.

The satellite was supposed to fly in 2006, but problems during the development of several instruments forced a delay. NASA invested about $895 million in the mission while NOAA and the Air Force contributed $677 million.....snip~

NASA will hand it off after 3 months to the NOAA.....10 separate storms each costing a billion dollars or more. Which is why we need to redesign the way we build. Domed Homes with open Court yards. For Flood Zones and Coastal Cities. This will save money and lives.
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Re: NASA To Launch New Earth Observing Satellite.....
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 07:48:23 AM »


The second stage is being hoisted up onto the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will launch NPP into orbit in October. (Credit: NASA/Vandenberg Air Force Base)




This is what this one looks like. They have plans for 6 of them.
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Re: NASA To Launch New Earth Observing Satellite.....
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 09:24:09 AM »
Seems like another waste of money to me. Now we have to use these single use huge rockets to get our sats up since the Shuttle has been retired? This is what I mean about some of our programs being short sighted. Every four or eight years the strategy changes depending on who is president and it's inefficient. Starting, stopping, and switching horses midstream. The money gets wasted.
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Re: NASA To Launch New Earth Observing Satellite.....
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 12:52:34 AM »
Wonder if the Air Force has to drop 670 million for each one? I agree with you on always Changing direction.
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Re: NASA To Launch New Earth Observing Satellite.....
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2011, 02:40:37 PM »
My wifes High school classmate, her husband designed and built the NPP. They live in Annapolis Maryland. She is in touch with her thru Facebook.
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Re: NASA To Launch New Earth Observing Satellite.....
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2011, 02:44:37 PM »
Impressive. Realistically I have to think the stated goals of better weather prediction are prioritized far below the spy capabilities that these satellites must have. At least I hope so!
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Re: NASA To Launch New Earth Observing Satellite.....
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011, 03:28:27 PM »
Impressive. Realistically I have to think the stated goals of better weather prediction are prioritized far below the spy capabilities that these satellites must have. At least I hope so!

Which is where the Air Force comes in.....huh?
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Re: NASA To Launch New Earth Observing Satellite.....
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2011, 03:34:19 PM »
Yeah, aren't there a lot of meteorologists in the Air Force?  ;)
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Re: NASA To Launch New Earth Observing Satellite.....
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2011, 03:50:04 PM »
Yeah, aren't there a lot of meteorologists in the Air Force?  ;)

 :D Yeah I hear they like to take specific looks at Beaches. Especially those nude ones Down Unda.  ;)
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