Monthly Archives: July 2017
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On July 14, 2017, a Russian Soyuz booster lifted off from Kazakhstan on a complex mission to deploy 73 satellites into three different orbits, including a Russian spacecraft to locate forest fires, 48 CubeSats for Planet’s global Earth observation fleet, and eight nanosatellites for Spire Global’s commercial weather network.
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Something happened 100 years ago that changed forever the way we fly, the way we explore space and how we study our home planet. That something was the establishment of what is now NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, which commemorated its 100th anniversary on July 17, 2017.
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This video from NASA Earth Observatory shows the satellite and space-station view of various shorelines across the United States.