NRL launches space weather instrument on NASA satellite

The new orbiter will orbit in the ionosphere and study the interactions of Earth and space weather. (Credit: ASA Goddard's Conceptual Image Lab/B. Monroe) NASA will launch its Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite on Wednesday, October 9, from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 9:30 p.m. EDT. The new satellite will orbit Earth, studying what happens when space weather and Earth weather interact in Earth’s ionosphere, the atmosphere level populated by ions and fr

NRL launches space weather instrument on NASA satellite

A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) instrument aboard NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will deliver unprecedented information to help scientists investigate how both ...

Fri 11 Oct 19 from Phys.org

NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space

NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space.

Fri 11 Oct 19 from Phys.org

NASA’s ICON Satellite to Launch on Wednesday

The new orbiter will orbit in the ionosphere and study the interactions of Earth and space weather. (Credit: ASA Goddard's Conceptual Image Lab/B. Monroe) NASA will launch its Ionospheric ...

Tue 8 Oct 19 from Discover Magazine

NASA's ICON launches to study the boundary between Earth and space

NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer or ICON spacecraft is finally in orbit after years of delays and postponed launches. A Northrop Grumman aircraft carried ICON, which was ...

Fri 11 Oct 19 from Engadget

ICON: NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer Satellite Mission in Pictures

On Oct. 10, 2019, a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket launched NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite into orbit in a mid-air liftoff from an L-1011 Stargazer jet. 

Fri 11 Oct 19 from SPACE.com

NASA Launches Long-Delayed ICON Space Weather Satellite to Study Earth's Ionosphere

NASA's long-awaited ICON mission has finally taken off after years of delays.

Thu 10 Oct 19 from SPACE.com

NASA finally set to launch space weather satellite tonight after technical issues

A new NASA research satellite is set to launch, with the goal of learning more about the mysteries of space weather, which causes the norther lights and other unusual atmospheric phenomena.

Thu 10 Oct 19 from Daily Mail

NASA Space Weather Satellite Set to Launch Tonight, Finally

NASA is ready to launch its space weather-measuring satellite tonight, following two years of delays.Read more...

Thu 10 Oct 19 from Gizmodo

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