• Watch the last flight of the Delta II rocket as it puts a laser-pulsing satellite into orbit

    3 days ago - By The Verge

    Tomorrow morning, a nearly 30-year-old rocket will take its final ride to space. The Delta II, a vehicle manufactured by the United Launch Alliance that first launched in 1989, will fly one last time, sending up an Earth-observing satellite into orbit for NASA. If tomorrow's mission goes well, it will serve as the 100th successful flight of the Delta II in a row, while bringing an end to a rocket that has launched rovers to Mars and spacecraft to the asteroid belt.
    On board this last flight is NASA's ICESat-2 , a satellite that's tasked with measuring how the land and sea ice around...
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  • Giant NASA space laser satellite will gauge climate change's impact on ice sheets

    Giant NASA space laser satellite will gauge climate change's impact on ice sheets

    3 days ago - By Digital Trends

    NASA is set to launch its most advanced space laser satellite as part of a $1 billion mission to reveal how climate change has been affecting the Earth's ice sheet surface elevation.
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  • You Can Watch NASA Launch a Laser-Toting, Ice-Tracking Satellite Saturday. Here's How

    You Can Watch NASA Launch a Laser-Toting, Ice-Tracking Satellite Saturday. Here's How

    3 days ago - By Space

    One of the most storied rockets in history is taking its last journey Saturday morning in a launch you won't want to miss.
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  • NASA Observation Satellite Geared for Launch

    NASA Observation Satellite Geared for Launch

    3 days ago - By R&D Magazine

    NewsICESat-2 will measure the height of our changing Earth, one laser pulse at a time, 10,000 laser pulses per second. Contributed Author: Anna Heiney, NASATopics: Lasers
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