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The second live amateur radio call to a British school with Tim Peake GB1SS took place today (February 11, 2016) at The Royal Masonic School (RMS) for Girls GB1RMS in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Contact was made with the International Space Station … Continue reading

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In a Tweet sent February 11 the UK Space Agency noted that the HamTV Digital Amateur Television (DATV) transmission by Tim Peake GB1SS from the ISS was a “World First”. On Thursday, February 11, 2016, at approximately 18:11 UT, an … Continue reading

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New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise.

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Headquarters Air Force Space Command announced its annual award winners Feb. 10 at a balcony call in the Hartinger Building here.

General John E. Hyten, AFSPC commander, congratulated each award winner present on their hard work and dedication to duty.

The 2015 Headquarters Air Force Space Command winners are:

Airman – Senior Airman Daniel Turner, from the Directorate of Integrated Air, Space, Cyberspace and ISR Operations

Non-Commissioned Officer – Tech. Sgt.  Jared Rex, from the Directorate of Integrated Air, Space, Cyberspace and ISR Operations
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NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson trains underwater for a spacewalk at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Whitson is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in late 2016 as part of Expedition 50/51.

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A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium+ (5,2) rocket successfully delivered a satellite to orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office early Wednesday after lifting off from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, located on California’s Central Coast. The mission’s emblem on the payload fairing featured the silhouette of a military working dog sitting beside two soldiers kneeling at a memorial to a fallen comrade and the line, “For those who have given all, we remember.”

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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of cloud streets and sea ice in the Sea of Okhotsk on Feb. 8, 2016. Cloud streets are long parallel bands of cumulus clouds that form when…

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Though facing a layoff is never fun, the Civilian  Personnel Section is doing all it can to help place and assist affected civilian employees keep jobs and find the help they need in the midst of a civilian layoff, referred to as “Reduction in For…

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At an event in Paris on 9 February, 2016, CEO of Thales Alenia Space, Jean-Loïc Galle, and Director of ESA’s Earth Observation Programmes, Volker Liebig, signed a €450 million contract to build two more satellites for the Sentinel-3 mission.

From left to right: Jean Jacques Juillet, European Programme Director, Thales Alenia Space; Volker Liebig, Director of ESA’s Earth Observation Programmes; Jean-Loïc Galle, CEO of Thales Alenia Space; Jan Woerner, ESA Director General; Peter Breger, Deputy Head of Copernicus Unit, EC DG GROW; Joël Barre, General Director CNES; and Guido Levrini, Copernicus Space Segment Programme Manager, ESA, attended the contract signature ceremony.

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