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NASA, Rocket Lab Complete Launch of TROPICS CubeSat Constellation

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 8:48am
The final pair of NASA’s TROPICS (Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats) are in orbit after successfully launching at 11:46 p.m. EDT, May 25, (3:46 p.m. NZST Friday, May 26th), completing the constellation.
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NASA Mission to Study Ice Clouds, Help Observe Our Dynamic Atmosphere

Mon, 05/22/2023 - 12:37pm
NASA has selected a new mission to help humanity better understand Earth’s dynamic atmosphere – specifically, ice clouds that form at high altitudes throughout tropical and sub-tropical regions. The PolSIR instrument – short for Polarized Submillimeter Ice-cloud Radiometer – will study such ice clouds to determine how and why they change throughout
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NASA, Rocket Lab Announce Coverage for Second TROPICS Launch

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 3:38pm
After successfully launching the first pair of small satellites earlier this month from New Zealand, NASA and Rocket Lab are now targeting no earlier than 1:30 a.m. EDT Monday, May 22 (5:30 p.m. NZST), to launch the second pair of storm tracking CubeSats into orbit.
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NASA, Rocket Lab Launch First Pair of Storm Observing CubeSats

Mon, 05/08/2023 - 10:46am
Two NASA CubeSats designed to study tropical cyclones, including hurricanes and typhoons, successfully launched at 1 p.m. Monday NZST (9 p.m. EDT Sunday).
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