Satellite

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launches with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)satellite onboard from Space Launch Complex 2 on July 2, 2014 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. OCO-2 will measure the global distribution of carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth's climate. (credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Launches Revolutionary OCO-2 Satellite For Climate Study, Avenges 2009 Setback

While most of the public, including observers, space enthusiasts and environmentalists, will see the launch as the largest effort to study climate change in human history, NASA will see the launch, set for 2:58 a.m. Tuesday, as a realization of redemption.

07/01/2014

(Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images News)

Hawthorne-Based SpaceX Scrubs Satellite Launch

A Hawthorne-based space transport company was forced to scrub a privately-financed satellite launch for the second time this week over technical glitches.

11/29/2013

(CBS)

NASA Radar Shows Near-Earth Asteroid Bringing Its Own Moon

A mile-long asteroid set to pass safely by Earth on Friday appears to be bringing along a companion.

05/30/2013

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NASA: 6-Ton Satellite Hits Earth; Location Unknown

NASA says a defunct 6-ton satellite has fallen from the sky. The agency posted on its official Twitter site that the spacecraft crashed through the atmosphere early Saturday morning. A location was not immediately known.

09/24/2011

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery in September 14, 1991 in space. According to NASA, the 12,500 pound satellite will fall from orbit into earth's atmosphere anytime starting Friday, September 23, 2011.  (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Will Falling Satellite Hit California?

Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo is on Satellite Watch and they suggest that falling six-ton satellite has a chance to hit the Western Pacific Ocean and Western US — including California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/23/2011

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery in September 14, 1991 in space. According to NASA, the 12,500 pound satellite will fall from orbit into earth's atmosphere anytime starting Friday, September 23, 2011.  (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Says Satellite Has Slowed, May Now Hit America

NASA now says that one of its six-ton satellites could hit the United States when it falls to earth late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/23/2011

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery in September 14, 1991 in space. According to NASA, the 12,500 pound satellite will fall from orbit into earth's atmosphere anytime starting Friday, September 23, 2011.  (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

NASA: Crashing Satellite No Threat To West Coast, North America

The sky won’t be falling after all — at least not on us here in Southern California.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/22/2011

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Could NASA’s Six-Ton UARS Satellite Hit Southern California Friday?

One of NASA’s six-ton satellites is expected to fall to earth later this week.

CBS Los Angeles–09/21/2011

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NASA: Observation Satellite Fails To Reach Orbit

NASA says it looks like the rocket carrying an Earth-observation satellite is in the Pacific Ocean after a failed launch attempt.

03/04/2011

(Source: Gene Blevins, L.A. Daily News)

Is That A Fireball In The Sky? No, It’s A Satellite!

The launch of a space surveillance satellite triggered several calls to the CBS newsroom Saturday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/26/2010

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