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.
A Hawthorne-based space transport company was forced to scrub a privately-financed satellite launch for the second time this week over technical glitches.
A mile-long asteroid set to pass safely by Earth on Friday appears to be bringing along a companion.
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.
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.
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.
The sky won’t be falling after all — at least not on us here in Southern California.
One of NASA’s six-ton satellites is expected to fall to earth later this week.
NASA says it looks like the rocket carrying an Earth-observation satellite is in the Pacific Ocean after a failed launch attempt.
The launch of a space surveillance satellite triggered several calls to the CBS newsroom Saturday night.