Amidst fresh explosions in Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego, toll rises to 75 with more than 200 missing

The biggest explosions ever in four decades of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, the devastations took lives of around 75 till date with at least 192 missing. The fresh rounds of powerful explosions scattered ashes over a wide area and forced authorities to order further evacuations. The news relayed gripping stories of whole families being […]

NOAA today declares first JPSS Weather satellite operational 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on May 30 that as the government wants to procure additional satellites, the organization’s first polar-orbiting weather satellite is now completely operational.  NOAA who is renamed as NOAA-20 after its first launch on November 18, revealed that the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), which is a weather […]

New US climate satellite cannot keep cool, and this could hurt photographs 

The country’s most current climate satellite, propelled under three months back, has a genuine cooling issue that could influence the nature of its photos. The inconvenience is with GOES-17 satellite’s chief instrument for taking pictures of tropical storms, fierce blazes, volcanic emissions and other regular disasters, the National Oceanic and the Atmospheric Administration said on […]

USAF weather satellite still remains silent

USAF weather satellite DMSP-19 stopped to react for commands at 11 February and still remains not operational.  DMSP satellites are out of luck recently. DMSP-19 (DMSP 5D-3/F19) was launched on 3 April 2014 and was operating on SSO with 857 km × 857 km and inclination at 99° , stopped to operate correctly and is not reacting for […]

Climate changes under space observation – Jason-3 observation satellite launch planned on 31st January 2016

JASON-3 observation satellite will be launched with FALCON-9 1.1V rocket from launch site SLC-4 in Vandenberg, USA. Climate changes are under constant control from space. Since 1959, when first weather satellite was launched, much has changed. Weather and climate observation gone under civilian control (first satellite from 1959 was project of Department of Navy) and […]