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Was the NOAA-N Prime satellite really dropped on the floor?

Recently, Donald.McLean posted this image in The Pod Bay, the site chat room: It's a rather disturbing image once you think about it for more than about half a second. Did it really happen? What ...
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Why would NOAA restrict the ability of SpaceX to live stream the second stage?

I was watching the live stream of the Iridium-5 launch and they mentioned that NOAA had restricted their ability to live stream the second stage and that SpaceX was working to remove this restriction. ...
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Satellites in orbit which transmit data available to public?

There are websites that present home projects where people have successfully received weather satellite imagery from NOAA satellites (such as this one). I would like to know if there are other ...
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Why does the NOAA require a permit to be issued to stream images of the earth?

While reading this question, I was interested to learn that the NOAA requires a permit for any entity to film the earth from space. Is there any reason why such a policy is in place? Note: This ...
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What plane will DSCOVR’s orbit be in?

According to the “NASA Earth Science Instruments” section of's DSCOVR page, DSCOVR will make unique space measurements from the first sun-Earth Lagrange point (L1). ... 1.5 million ...
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Does NOAA still plan to deploy all twelve Cosmic-2 GPS radio occultation satellites?

In the 2014 Space News interview of Jim Bridenstine (now NASA administrator, then member of the US house of representatives for Oklahoma) Q&A With Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) appears: Space ...
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What is being shown on August 27th from the NOAA ACE satellite?

I found the following data pertaining to Earth's magnetic field for the previous 7 days. You can access this data from the NOAA ACE satellite page which shows real-time data from the satellite. Being ...
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Why will GOES-R take a whole year for validation?

I've been reading a few things about NOAA's GOES-R satellite, and I noticed this on the GOES-R site: ...will be placed in the 89.5° checkout orbit where it will undergo an extended checkout and ...
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How can I calculate the Characteristic Energy to Sun-Earth L1?

Alternatively, does anyone know it? I'm asking in regards to the upcoming DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) mission scheduled to launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket in January 2015. DSCOVR is ...
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Why are images from DSCOVR EPIC unavailable for certain dates?

I am in love with the images available at taken from the DSCOVR satellite. I am curious though as to why some dates are unavailable to select. The calendar date picker ...
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How does one use the SEAESRT charging hazard graphic that NOAA provides?

NOAA provides a dashboard for satellite operators. One of the tiles provided is the Charging Hazard graphic included below: I'm not quite sure how is this infographic used? How do satellite operators ...
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Python - Beyond Orbit raises TleParseError for valid TLE [closed]

I've been using the example script for ground track from the beyond library documentation. I've been using TLEs from Celestrak's set of NOAA satellite TLEs, located here. This was working fine until I ...
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