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NASA Launches Small Climate Satellite to Study Earth’s Poles [updated]


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NASA Launches Small Climate Satellite to Study Earth’s Poles

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Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 1 at Māhia, New Zealand at 7:41 p.m. NZST May 25, 2024 (3:41 a.m. EDT) carrying a small satellite for NASA’s PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) mission.
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The first of a pair of climate satellites designed to study heat emissions at Earth’s poles for NASA is in orbit after lifting off atop Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in Māhia, New Zealand at 7:41 p.m. NZST (3:41 a.m. EDT) on Saturday.

The agency’s PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) mission consists of two shoebox-size cube satellites, or CubeSats, that will measure the amount of heat Earth radiates into space from two of the coldest, most remote regions on the planet. Data from the PREFIRE mission will help researchers better predict how Earth’s ice, seas, and weather will change in a warming world.

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Oh dear. We are still very much in normal temperature ranges. At the end of a cold spell, hopefully temperatures do rise. And soon, else we are out of cycle.

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30 minutes ago, OpenMindedSceptic said:

Oh dear. We are still very much in normal temperature ranges. At the end of a cold spell, hopefully temperatures do rise. And soon, else we are out of cycle.

This is the Space section, not the conspiracy theory section or is it the the Earth sciences section. If you want to dispute scientific consensus on the subject one of those forums would be far more appropriate.

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7 minutes ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

This is the Space section, not the conspiracy theory section or is it the the Earth sciences section. If you want to dispute scientific consensus on the subject one of those forums would be far more appropriate.

Oh dear. It's a slippery slope. Go and be one if the sheeple while we connect science to everyday life and common sense.

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1 minute ago, OpenMindedSceptic said:

Oh dear. It's a slippery slope. Go and be one if the sheeple while we connect science to everyday life and common sense.

Okay, firstly no resorting to petty name calling please.

Secondly all that I have asked is that you discuss the subject in one of the two appropriate sections rather than take this subject off topic. There is plenty of discussion of global warming on this site, from many points of view, so there is no "slippery slope".

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Second PREFIRE Launch is Delayed

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After two holds in the countdown to the launch attempt, Rocket Lab has waived off the second launch for NASA’s PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) mission.

Rocket Lab will assess the situation and provide more information and a new launch date when it is available.

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  • The title was changed to NASA Launches Small Climate Satellite to Study Earth’s Poles [updated]
3 hours ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

Second PREFIRE Launch is Delayed

 

Safety has always got to come first in these things too many tragedies in the past….

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