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Ten years ago: 1st COSMO-SkyMed satellite launched

June 7th, 2017 by

On 7 June 2007, the first satellite in Italy’s COSMO-SkyMed constellation was successfully launched in California. The Earth observation system was completed in 2010 (four satellites in total).

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GMI instrument completes three years in orbit

April 12th, 2017 by

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI), designed and built by Ball Aerospace for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is entering its fourth year of service.

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Ball Aerospace-built Suomi NPP celebrates 5 years on orbit

October 28th, 2016 by

The NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, built by Ball Aerospace, was launched five years ago on 28 October 2011. Since then, Suomi NPP has provided life-saving data to weather forecasters and has given scientists new tools to help monitor the health of our planet.

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Airbus weather satellite MetOp-A notches up 10 years

October 18th, 2016 by

Europe’s first polar orbiting weather satellite MetOp-A, built by Airbus Defence and Space for ESA/EUMETSAT, has been providing weather and climate data since it was launched on 19 October 2006.

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Airbus weather satellite MetOp-A notches up 10 years

October 18th, 2016 by

Europe’s first polar orbiting weather satellite MetOp-A, built by Airbus Defence and Space for ESA/EUMETSAT, has been providing weather and climate data since it was launched on 19 October 2006.

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NASA’s CloudSat/CALIPSO satellites celebrate 10 years on orbit

June 7th, 2016 by

Ten years ago the first images were returned from the CALIPSO and CloudSat atmospheric aerosol LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) and cloud-profiling radar missions following their joint launch on 28 April 2006. The satellites joined the A-Train, a coordinated group of international satellites providing simultaneous observation data used by scientists to advance knowledge of Earth-system science.

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