30 (H-2A F30) with the X-ray astronomy satellite
"ASTRO-H" onboard on Feb.
KAGOSHIMA, Japan - The launch of Japan's X-ray astronomy satellite
ASTRO-E2 on the M-5-6 rocket was postponed from Wednesday to Friday or later due to bad weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.
Although some astrophysicists had speculated on the possibility of comet X-rays, no one had ever observed them or expected to detect emissions as strong and rapidly variable as those observed March 27 by Rosat, the German X-ray astronomy satellite
The combination will also substantially strengthen the company's capabilities to design and manufacture Earth science, weather and climate monitoring, and space-based astronomy satellite
The X-ray Astronomy Satellite
"Hitomi" (ASTRO-H) was launched today from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Tanegashima Space Center atop the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.
Fomalhaut has been a candidate for planet hunting ever since an excess of dust was discovered around the star in the early 1980s by the US- UK-Dutch Infrared Astronomy Satellite
The first gamma-ray astronomy satellite
was Explorer 11, launched in 1961.
That year, NASA's Infrared Astronomy Satellite
detected a larger-than-expected infrared signal from the star's vicinity.
These include such recently-launched spacecraft as the Fermi/GLAST astronomy satellite
for NASA, the C/NOFS space weather satellite for the Air Force, the GeoEye-1 commercial imaging satellite for GeoEye, Inc.
GMI s design is based on successful microwave sensors built previously by Ball Aerospace, including the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C (SIR-C), the GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO-2) and the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
France has participated in joint European missions, but COROT is the first French-led astronomy satellite
since SIGNE 3 thirty years ago.
Of all the observatories that will cast their eyes on the moon this July 31, the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
has the best chance of detecting a water plume, says Goldstein.
The Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
(SWAS) and Wide Field Infrared Explorer (WIRE) will debut in January and March of that year, respectively.
Their equipment was responsible for detecting water on Mars using the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
(SWAS) during a Small Explorer mission, and their radar technology is built into Mercedes' auto collision warning systems.
This week, he and his collaborators had hoped they would finally be celebrating the launch of their $60 million Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite