How do satellites monitor the ozone layer?

The ozone layer in our upper atmosphere protects Earth from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. The use of human-produced chemicals in our atmosphere used for many years depleted Earth’s ozone layer. However, the reduction in the consumption of ozone-depleting substances driven by the Montreal Protocol – an international treaty designed to protect the ozone Read More

ESA – Drought causes Yangtze to shrink

Drought causes Yangtze to shrink A record-breaking drought has caused parts of the Yangtze River to dry up – affecting hydropower, shipping routes, limiting drinking water supplies and even revealing previously submerged Buddhist statues. The Yangtze is China’s most important river, providing water to more than 400 million Chinese people. This summer, it has reached Read More

SpaceX launches their 35th flight in 2022 at 10:14 PM EDT August 9, 2022 from LC-39A!

Due to upper level winds SpaceX delayed the 6:57 PM EDT 22:58 UTC attempt for Starlink 4-26 to an evening launch at 10:14 PM EDT August 9th 2022 from LC-39A Cape Kennedy Florida.  On board were an additional 52 Starlink Internet satellites for the for the fourth shell in the Starlink constellation. This now makes Read More

ESA – The secrets of Jupiter video

Discover the top five mysteries that ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) mission will solve. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9hzSUW-gaI Jupiter, its magnetic environment, and its moons form one of the most intriguing systems in the Solar System. Juice, planned for launch in 2023 and arrival at Jupiter in 2031, will reveal more about this fascinating planet and its Read More

ULA launches the last Atlas V 541 carrying the USSF-12 mission to geosynchronous orbit

….at 7:15 PM July 1st 2022 from SLC-41! After a scrubbed launch attempt yesterday June 30th 2022 due to lightning and many other weather violations ULA United Launch Alliance successfully placed two U.S. Space Force satellites into a geosynchronous orbit with liftoff at 7:15 PM EDT from SLC-41 Cape Canaveral Florida. This marks the 151st Read More