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As farmers in Nepal prepare for a fruitful monsoon season, NASA scientist Dalia Kirschbaum anticipates a different impact of the torrential rains-- the loosening of earth on steep slopes that lead to landslides.
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Launch of the Indian PSLV-34 rocket.
At 11:57 p.m. EDT (8:57 a.m. Indian local time) the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV-34 rocket with 20 satellites onboard flawlessly launched. It was a milestone mission for India as it continues to showcase its developing launch capability.
Today, May 23, 2016 ISRO successfully flight tested India's first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime.
Ground measurements are essential for making sure that satellites deliver accurate information about our changing world.
Astrosat, India's first Multi-wavelength Space Observatory was successfully launched by ISRO's workhorse launch vehicle PSLV into a 650km orbit on September 28, 2015. Then began the process of putting each of the payloads into operation.
ISS nadir point: 28.4° N, 84.5° E Date taken: 2015.05.16 Time taken: 20:27:51 GMT
NASA and its partners are gathering the best available science and information on the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake, to assist in relief and humanitarian operations.
The Senate U.S. - China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing on February 18, 2015 on China's Space and Counterspace Programs. All of the testimony is now available along with the webcast.
This photo was taken by the Expedition 8 crew aboard the International Space Station on 25 November 2003. It shows hazing conditions over the pan-Himalayas in Nepal.
Over the last 10 years a new method using satellite radar data has been maturing to provide 3D views of Earth's natural resources and urban environments.
True color image over northeastern India, Nepal and Tibet. Note the large amount of smog/pollution over India relative to Tibet, and how the mountains keep it all localized.
NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites flew over Typhoon Hagupit from Dec. 6 through Dec. 8 and the MODIS instrument that flies aboard both satellites provided images of the storm as it moved through the country.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 with the Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 onboard at 1:22:04 p.m. on December 3, 2014 JST from the Tanegashima Space Center.
On February 27, 2014, the Wall Street Journal and Southeast Asia Realtime reported that: "the plantation-rich province of Riau on Indonesia's Sumatra Island has declared a state of emergency as fires set for land clearing have sent pollution levels soaring and smoke made breathing difficult for thousands."
From the Tanegashima Space Center near the southernmost tip of Japan, NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a joint mission to study global measurements of rainfall and snowfall abroad JAXA's H-IIA rocket.
Update: The Yutu rover has been deployed and is driving on the lunar surface.
China's Chang'e-3 lunar rover Yutu ("Jade rabbit") left Earth today aboard a Long March IIIB rocket today. Liftoff occurred at 12:30 pm EST from Xichang launch facility in in China's Sichuan province.
The critical manoeuvre to place India's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft in the Mars Transfer Trajectory was successfully carried out in the early hours of today (Sunday, December 1, 2013).
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