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Genesis 1-11 Lapbook

This is a Bible Lapbook to go along with the Adam to Abraham lessons. It includes the Bible stories in Geneses 1-11: Creation, Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, The Fall, Cain and Abel, Noah’s Ark and The Tower of Babel.

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 The purpose of our journey through Genesis is to acquaint ourselves with the roots of our faith, giving us a solid base.

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  1. Amanda Thompson

    The video clips of your lapbooks are fantastic! So helpful – very much appreciated.

  2. We started this lapbook before Christmas and now that we are back at school, I can’t find the rest of the booklets. We stopped at Soddom and Gomorrah. Where can I find these? Thank you for this great idea to bring God’s Word to life!

  3. We have almost completed this lapbook but I cannot find The Tower of Babel booklet or the memory verse pocket. Could you point me in the right direction?
    Thanks so much for posting these resources, we absolutely love them!

  4. You did such a wonderful job on this! Love the detailed instructions, I am new to lapbooking and so I really appreciate this! Thank you very much!
    ~Paula

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  29. By precisely measuring the distance between the two spacecraft as they orbit the moon — and thus the subtle effects of the moon’s gravity as they sail over visible and sub-surface geologic structures — scientists will be able to determine the nature of the moon’s enigmatic core and perhaps confirm or refute theories about how the moon formed some 4.5 billion years ago.”There have been many missions that have gone to the moon, orbited the moon, landed on the moon, brought back samples of the moon,” said Maria Zuber, principal investigator of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory — GRAIL — mission. “But the missing piece of the puzzle in trying to understand the moon is what the deep interior is like.”Is there a core? How did the core form? How did the interior convect? What are the impact basins on the near-side flooded with magma and give us this man-in-the-moon shape whereas the back side of the moon doesn’t have any of this? These are all mysteries that despite the fact we’ve studied the moon before, we don’t understand how that has happened. GRAIL is a mission that is going to tell us that.”It also may help inspire school kids to take more of an interest in science. Each satellite is equipped with four cameras sponsored by former shuttle astronaut Sally Ride’s science education company that can be used by students around the world to photograph the lunar surface.”While GRAIL is performing its gravitational experiments, MoonKam will serve as eyes on the moon for Earth’s students,” said Leesa Hubbard, teacher in residence with Sally Ride Science. “And how they will do that is through the use of these cameras.”This program is available at no cost to schools, and students are going to be able to take their very own photos. This is what’s going to make the difference. We know there are lots of images of the moon out there, but this gives students their own ownership of that.”High winds aloft forced the NASA launch team to pass up two one-second launch windows Thursday and concern about a heater that ran longer than expected during detanking prompted another 24-hour slip.More high winds Saturday forced NASA to pass up the first of two more “instantaneous” launch windows, but a final weather balloon showed conditions were acceptable and at 9:08:52 a.m. EDT (GMT-4), the Delta 2 roared to life and vaulted away from complex 17B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.It was the 110th and final planned flight of a Delta 2 from Cape Canaveral and while ULA has enough hardware on hand to build a final five medium-lift Delta 2s, any future flights of the workhorse rocket almost certainly will be launched from the West Coast.As such, the GRAIL launch marked the end of an era after more than 22 years of memorable Delta 2 flights, including 49 Global Positioning System navigation satellites and all of NASA’s recent Mars missions, including the enormously successful Spirit and Opportunity rovers.Photo credit: Justin Ray/Spaceflight Now Saturday’s launching was virtually flawless and one hour and 20 minutes after liftoff, the GRAIL-A satellite was released from the Delta 2’s second stage, followed a few minutes later by GRAIL-B. Both spacecraft will follow looping 2.6-million-mile trajectories to the moon, a low-energy approach that allowed the use of a less expensive, medium-lift rocket.”If you leave Earth and go barreling to the moon, you need a lot of fuel to slow down (and get into lunar orbit),” said Zuber. “We (wanted) to use small spacecraft with small fuel tanks.”So as a consequence of that, we use something called a low-energy trajectory where we go out to a point called the Earth-sun Lagrange point (a million miles from Earth). So we take three-and-a-half to four months to get the moon. In addition to saving fuel, what this allows to happen is these two spacecraft will arrive at the Moon on the same day no matter what day in the launch window we launch.”The round-about journey also will allow time for the GRAIL spacecraft to “outgas,” or lose trapped particles that might otherwise impart a small but measurable force on the satellites later that could be confused for gravitational effects.The flight plan calls for the GRAIL-A spacecraft to brake into an elliptical 11.5-hour orbit around the moon’s poles on New Year’s Eve with GRAIL-B following the next day. Over the next two months, flight controllers will carefully maneuver the two satellites into the same circular orbit at an altitude of about 34 miles.If all goes well, science operations will begin around March 8. Flying in formation at distances ranging from about 46 to 140 miles, the two spacecraft will send radio pulses and timing signals back and forth to precisely measure the distance between them.Sailing over buried mass concentrations, craters, mountain ranges, basins and other geologic features, the satellites will ever so slightly speed up and slow down, one after the other. The ranging system is accurate enough to detect differences of as little as one micron, or the width of a red blood cell.By carefully analyzing those changes, scientists can determine the distribution of mass within the moon to gain insights into its hidden interior structure and the nature of its core.”Grail, simply put, is a journey to the center of the moon,” said Ed Weiler, NASA’s associate administrator of space science. “It will probe the interior of the moon and map its gravity field 100 to 1,000 times better than ever before. We will learn more about the interior of the moon with GRAIL than all previous lunar missions combined.”The satellites “will monitor the distance between each other and as the first satellite goes over a higher mass concentration, or higher gravity, it will speed up slightly. And that will increase the distance. Then as the second satellite goes over, that distance will close again. That’s how it actually maps the gravitational field of the moon and it’ll do that over the course of three months. And it’ll do a complete map three times over those three months.”The altitude and separation distance will be based on the size of features scientists plan to target.”The separation distance is what we call tuning for what wavelength gravity field you’re after,” said Sami Asmar, GRAIL deputy project scientist. “So if you want to see, gravitationally small features, craters, mountains, you want to be close to each other and low. But if you want to see global features, such as the core of the moon that we’re after, then you want to be high and separate from each other.”The three-month science mission is sandwiched between eclipses in December and June. The solar-powered satellites are not expected to survive the latter and flight controllers expect the spacecraft will lose power and eventually crash.But by that point, GRAIL’s mission will be complete, and the results are expected to be a giant leap for lunar research. A major objective is to confirm or rule out theories about the moon’s formation and evolution and, by extension, improve understanding of the early histories of other terrestrial planets.”We’ve used gravity science before to try to gain some insight as to what’s going on inside the moon,” said Asmar. “However, these have been very primitive attempts compared to what GRAIL will be able to accomplish. If those previous attempts could be likened to a magnifying glass, GRAIL, by contrast, would be a high-powered microscope.”Researchers believe the moon formed at the dawn of the solar system when a Mars-size planet crashed into Earth, blowing off a huge amount of material that later coalesced to form the satellite we see today.Recent computer simulations suggest a second body, about a third the size of the moon, may have bumped into the still-forming world and stuck in place, explaining the rugged terrain seen on the moon’s far side and the lack of magma-filled basins like those visible on the near side.The nature of the core is a major factor in the moon’s evolution. Based on previous missions and on-going Earth-based observations, scientists believe the moon has a solid inner core, possibly surrounded by a liquid layer, a thick mantle and a relatively thin crust. But proving that is another matter.”We actually don’t have direct evidence that the moon is made up this way,” Asmar said. “So we’re trying to answer the core question. … If there’s a liquid layer, it becomes a lubricant between two solid pieces and allows them independent motion. We can detect that by time-varying gravity, basically how the gravity field changes by a function of time.”Along with shedding light on the moon’s history, GRAIL also will help future spacecraft avoid unseen pitfalls.”Knowing the gravity field will allow future landed assets, manned, unmanned, to do that much more safely,” Asmar said. “Sometimes below the surface there are mass concentrations. When you look at the topography, it looks flat and you’d think the gravity is average, but there’s actually an embedded object beneath surface that would pull the landed asset and destroy it if it’s not well understood in advance.”Said Zuber: “On the moon, after GRAIL … if you want to land right next to a particular outcrop, you’re going to be able to do it. There will be no reason to do another gravity experiment to the moon in any of our lifetimes. If there’s a particular sample return that we want to do, a particular reconnaissance in a particular area of the moon, you will be able to go exactly there and get it done.”Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:THE FULL LAUNCH EXPERIENCE VIDEO:ONBOARD ROCKET CAMERA: GRAIL-A DEPLOYED VIDEO:ONBOARD ROCKET CAMERA: GRAIL-B DEPLOYED VIDEO:POST-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:GRAIL LAUNCH AS SEEN LIVE! 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Available in our store!Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.STS-133 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Discovery is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-133. Available in our store!Anniversary Shuttle PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Spaceflight Now +Subscribe to Spaceflight Now Plus for access to our extensive video collections!Delta 4-Heavy launchThe first operational Delta 4-Heavy rocket launches the final Defense Support Program missile warning satellite for the Air Force.STS-76: In reviewThe STS-76 astronauts narrate highlights from the 1996 mission that launched Shannon Lucid to the Russian space station Mir.STS-75: In reviewThe STS-75 astronauts narrate highlights from the 1996 mission that saw the tethered satellite suddenly break free from the shuttle.STS-72: In reviewThe STS-72 astronauts narrate highlights from the 1996 mission that retrieved a Japanese satellite.STS-122: In reviewThe STS-122 crew narrates highlights from its mission that delivered Europe’s Columbus module to the space station.STS-100: In reviewThe STS-100 astronauts narrate highlights from the April 2001 mission that installed the station’s Canadian robot arm.STS-102: In reviewThe STS-102 astronauts narrate highlights from the March 2001 mission that conducted the first ISS resident crew exchange.Launching on the shuttleVideo cameras on the boosters and tank, plus a cockpit camera show what the shuttle and its astronauts experience during the trek to space.Spaceflight Now +Subscribe to Spaceflight Now Plus for access to our extensive video collections!Delta 4-Heavy launchThe first operational Delta 4-Heavy rocket launches the final Defense Support Program missile warning satellite for the Air Force.STS-76: In reviewThe STS-76 astronauts narrate highlights from the 1996 mission that launched Shannon Lucid to the Russian space station Mir.STS-75: In reviewThe STS-75 astronauts narrate highlights from the 1996 mission that saw the tethered satellite suddenly break free from the shuttle.STS-72: In reviewThe STS-72 astronauts narrate highlights from the 1996 mission that retrieved a Japanese satellite.STS-122: In reviewThe STS-122 crew narrates highlights from its mission that delivered Europe’s Columbus module to the space station.STS-100: In reviewThe STS-100 astronauts narrate highlights from the April 2001 mission that installed the station’s Canadian robot arm.STS-102: In reviewThe STS-102 astronauts narrate highlights from the March 2001 mission that conducted the first ISS resident crew exchange.STS-123 landingShuttle Endeavour returned from space with a night landing March 26 at Kennedy Space Center.STS-123 day 1 highlightsThe highlights from shuttle Endeavour’s launch day are packaged into this movie.Launching on the shuttleVideo cameras on the boosters and tank, plus a cockpit camera show what the shuttle and its astronauts experience during the trek to space. STS-120: In reviewThe STS-120 crew narrates highlights from its mission that delivered the station’s Harmony module and moved the P6 power truss.Spaceflight Now +Subscribe to Spaceflight Now Plus for access to our extensive video collections!Delta 4-Heavy launchThe first operational Delta 4-Heavy rocket launches the final Defense Support Program missile warning satellite for the Air Force.STS-76: In reviewThe STS-76 astronauts narrate highlights from the 1996 mission that launched Shannon Lucid to the Russian space station Mir.STS-75: In reviewThe STS-75 astronauts narrate highlights from the 1996 mission that saw the tethered satellite suddenly break free from the shuttle.STS-72: In reviewThe STS-72 astronauts narrate highlights from the 1996 mission that retrieved a Japanese satellite.STS-122: In reviewThe STS-122 crew narrates highlights from its mission that delivered Europe’s Columbus module to the space station.STS-100: In reviewThe STS-100 astronauts narrate highlights from the April 2001 mission that installed the station’s Canadian robot arm.STS-102: In reviewThe STS-102 astronauts narrate highlights from the March 2001 mission that conducted the first ISS resident crew exchange.STS-123 landingShuttle Endeavour returned from space with a night landing March 26 at Kennedy Space Center.STS-123 day 1 highlightsThe highlights from shuttle Endeavour’s launch day are packaged into this movie.Launching on the shuttleVideo cameras on the boosters and tank, plus a cockpit camera show what the shuttle and its astronauts experience during the trek to space. STS-120: In reviewThe STS-120 crew narrates highlights from its mission that delivered the station’s Harmony module and moved the P6 power truss.Gallery: Debut launch of Delta 4-Heavy rocket Posted: December 21, 2004 The Boeing Delta 4-Heavy rocket launches from Cape Canaveral on its test flight. Credit: Gene Blevins/LA Daily NewsAres 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Expedition 21The official embroidered patch for the International Space Station Expedition 21 crew is now available from our stores.Hubble PatchThe official embroidered patch for mission STS-125, the space shuttle’s last planned service call to the Hubble Space Telescope, is available for purchase. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Gallery: Launch of GPS 2R-15The Boeing Delta 2 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s pad 17A at 2:50 p.m. September 25 carrying the GPS 2R-15 navigation satellite.Photo credit: Carleton Bailie for The Boeing Company Video coverage for subscribers only:VIDEO:DELTA ROCKET LIFTS OFF WITH GPS 2R-15 VIDEO:LAUNCH AS SEEN FROM PRESS SITE VIDEO:MORNING PAD TOWER ROLLBACK Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Expedition 21The official embroidered patch for the International Space Station Expedition 21 crew is now available from our stores.Hubble PatchThe official embroidered patch for mission STS-125, the space shuttle’s last planned service call to the Hubble Space Telescope, is available for purchase. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Gallery: Launch of GPS 2R-16The first two images below were taken by sound-activated cameras at pad 17A. The other photos were taken from Kennedy Space Center’s space shuttle press site. Photo credit: U.S. Air Force Photo credit: U.S. Air Force Photo credit: Justin Ray/Spaceflight Now Our view of the launch from inside the Spaceflight Now office at Kennedy Space Center. Photo credit: Justin Ray/Spaceflight Now Photo credit: Justin Ray/Spaceflight NowVideo coverage for subscribers only:VIDEO:THE DELTA 2 ROCKET LIFTS OFF WITH GPS 2R-16 VIDEO:WIDE-SCREEN LAUNCH MOVIE FROM PRESS SITE VIDEO:WEDNESDAY’S PRE-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:GPS SATELLITE ANIMATION VIDEO:MOST RECENT GPS LAUNCH FROM SEPT. 25 Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. Available in our store!Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Project OrionThe Orion crew exploration vehicle is NASA’s first new human spacecraft developed since the space shuttle a quarter-century earlier. The capsule is one of the key elements of returning astronauts to the Moon.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Gallery: Photographers set up launch pad cameras Posted: December 11, 2004 Photographers hurry to set up their sound-activated cameras around launch pad 37B before dawn December 11 as the countdown entered its final hours to liftoff of the Delta 4-Heavy rocket. Aviation Week photographer Bill Hartenstein is seen here putting out one of his six cameras. Photos: Gene Blevins/LA Daily NewsAres 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Expedition 21The official embroidered patch for the International Space Station Expedition 21 crew is now available from our stores.Hubble PatchThe official embroidered patch for mission STS-125, the space shuttle’s last planned service call to the Hubble Space Telescope, is available for purchase. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.SFN+ Hi-DefExperience the space program like never before in stunning high definition video!LRO and LCROSSNASA’s new lunar orbiter and impactor experiment are being prepped for launch in May.Delta 4 and GOES OA Delta 4 rocket has rolled out to launch a new geostationary weather satellite.Current shuttle videoShuttle Discovery is being prepped for its STS-119 mission planned to launch in February.Shuttle mission STS-126High definition from orbit! New clips from Endeavour’s mission to the space station.From the vaultHistorical footage from the early days of the space program.Shuttle mission STS-124High definition footage of Discovery’s launch and landing on a mission to deliver Japan’s science lab to the space station.The GLAST launchThe countdown and launch for NASA’s GLAST gamma ray observatory.Geosynchronous orbit surveillance set to launchSPACEFLIGHT NOWPosted: July 20, 2014 CAPE CANAVERAL — Twin inspector spacecraft and a microsatellite testbed will share a Delta 4 rocket ride into space Wednesday evening from Cape Canaveral. Credit: ULA videoThe 205-foot-tall United Launch Alliance booster rocket is scheduled for liftoff at 7:03 p.m. EDT (2303 GMT) from Complex 37.The countdown begins with final preparations to retract the 33-story mobile service gantry away from the Delta 4 rocket. Once the tower is pulled back around 11 a.m. EDT, pad configuration steps will be completed before the site is cleared of all workers.Fueling, which begins in the early afternoon, is a multi-hour process will load the cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen tanks on both stages of the rocket.Once clocks enter the last phase of the countdown at T-minus 4 minutes, the vehicle will be armed, pressurized and placed on internal battery power.In the final 15 seconds of the count, the radial outward-firing ignitors, or ROFIs, will be triggered beneath the main engine to burn away excess hydrogen and the terminal countdown sequencer rack, or TCSR, will assume control of the last 10 seconds.The main engine will begin its ignition sequence start at T-minus 5 seconds. Flowing hydrogen through the engine for cooling, the fuel will strike the ROFIs and create the trademark Delta 4 fireball. Photo credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Once the engine is up and running at full thrust, it passes a pre-planned health check and the solid strap-on boosters are commanded to light at T-0 for liftoff on 1.2 million pounds of thrust.The three swing arms will pull away as the rocket ascends from the launch pad, then executes pitch and yaw maneuvers to obtain the proper heading and minimize aerodynamic stresses on the vehicle.Delta pushes through Mach 1 in 47 seconds and the region of maximum air pressure at 59 seconds as the RS-68 main engine consumes liquid hydrogen and supercold liquid oxygen. The twin solid motors burn out at 94 seconds and jettison at 100 seconds.Approaching main engine cutoff four minutes into flight, the vehicle is burning propellants at a rate of 1,000 pounds per second. The first stage propels the Delta to 11,000 mph over 80 miles in altitude and 200 miles downrange of the launch pad before the Common Booster Core stage separates, the upper stage lights and the payload shroud jettisons.The rocket then goes into a news blackout.But the final destination: geosynchronous orbit 22,300 miles above the planet.It will take several hours and work by the rocket’s cryogenic upper stage to reach the high ground to deploy the two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program, or GSSAP, satellites and release ANGELS, a microsatellite riding a ring-like adapter below the primary passengers.Together, the two different projects make up the Air Force Space Command mission No. 4, a once-classified flight until GSSAP was unveiled to the public by AFSPC commander William Shelton in February.”The GSSAP will uniquely contribute to timely and accurate orbital predictions, enhancing our knowledge of the geosynchronous orbit environment and further enabling spaceflight safety to include satellite collision avoidance. ANGELS, a microsatellite, is designed to achieve a high level of safety and experimental flexibility,” said Jim Sponnick, ULA’s vice president for Atlas and Delta programs.All three satellites were built by Orbital Sciences. Credit: ULAGSSAP will fly one satellite just below and its twin just above the geosynchronous satellite belt where spacecraft match the Earth’s rotation and appear fixed above a certain spot along the equator on the globe.”From that unique vantage point they will survey objects in the GEO belt and allow us both to track known objects and debris and to monitor potential threats that may be aimed at this critically important region,” said Douglas Loverro, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, at the Department of Defense.”In short, threats can no longer hide in deep space.”It is where the U.S. military operates a number of critical communications, missile warning and reconnaissance platforms, making it key to tracking man-made objects for U.S. Strategic Command and characterizing threats in that orbit.”Up in geosynchronous orbit, 22,300 miles up in space, some of our most precious satellites fly in that orbit. The reason they’re there obviously is to be able to look down and surveil vast pieces of the Earth and also provide communications support,” said Shelton. “It is capability in existential circumstances for the United States. The President will rely on these for information that he needs and to provide communications out to the forces he needs to get to.”But because our assets in GEO are so valuable, we’ve been building additional space surveillance capability over that orbital regime in any number of ways,” said Shelton.”The electro-optical payload on GSSAP gives us very close-up neighborhood watch capability that helps prevent surprise, and that protects our assets in GEO.”In 2010, the Air Force launched the Space Based Space Surveillance satellite that flies in low-Earth orbit but can track some geosynchronous objects.”This satellite brings persistence and timeliness to our GEO coverage that isn’t available from ground-based sensors or from ground-based radars or optical sensors or from our low Earth orbiting satellites. We must continue the unique capability of SBSS and build the follow-on program to sustain the capability,” said Shelton.But adding the GSSAP will put inspectors at the geosynchronous belt itself. Credit: USAF”This neighborhood watch program will complement our ground based sensors and our SBSS by producing (space situation awareness) data from a unique perspective not achievable by sensors some 22,000 miles away,” said Shelton.”To bring all this data together we are building a new system at the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. And the JSpOC Mission System will give us a much better capability to be proactive versus reactive in Space.”We are really data rich, but we don’t have the system that can ingest disparate data from all kinds of sensors, fuse it together, bring all source intelligence into the picture; bring things like missile defense radars into the space surveillance realm, telescopes from around the world. The JSpOC Mission System will give us that capability to do this and to do it very well in a high performance computing environment.”Shelton added that the Air Force routinely tracks about 23,000 objects on a daily basis. “There are some 500,000 objects in space, so a big traffic management problem and a big threat to fragile spacecraft,” he said.Co-passenger ANGELS is a technology testbed from the Air Force Research Laboratory. Officially called the Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space, the microsatellite will demonstrate autopilot space situational awareness in geosynchronous orbit. Credit: USAFANGELS, will fly above the GPS constellation but use those positioning signals to test maneuverability around the spent Delta 4 upper stage. It’s also equipped with a space situational awareness sensor payload “to evaluate techniques for detection, tracking and characterizing of space objects, as well as, attribution of actions in space,” according to the AFRL fact sheet.The launch will be the 368th for a Delta rocket, the 27th Delta 4 and the 12th to fly in the Medium+ (4,2) configuration with a pair of strap-on solid motors. For United Launch Alliance, it is the company’s 33rd flight for the Air Force and the 85th launch overall since 2006.For tips on taking pictures of the launch, see our . For details on where the best spots are to see the launch, see the .And if you will be away from your computer but would like to receive occasional updates, sign up for our to get text message updates sent to your cellphone. U.S. readers can also sign up from their phone by texting “follow spaceflightnow” to 40404. (Standard text messaging charges apply.)About the authorJustin Ray has been a reporter with Spaceflight Now since the website’s inception in November 1999. The online news service, based at Cape Canaveral, has documented U.S. and international space news with a specialty of live launch coverage.Prior to that, Justin worked for two years as an aerospace reporter at the Florida Today newspaper and its pioneering Space Online website. He began his career as an intern at Patrick Air Force Base’s public affairs office in 1996 and wrote for the Missileer base newspaper.The Ohio native has covered 134 Delta rocket launches, 94 Atlas flights, 65 space shuttle missions, 46 Pegasus launches and the entire construction of the International Space Station, plus scientific spacecraft such as the Mars rovers and Cassini. 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The capsule is one of the key elements of returning astronauts to the Moon.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Global weather-tracking satellite to launch mid-week SPACEFLIGHT NOWPosted: May 8, 2005Taking the pulse of our planet’s health and detecting clues needed for weather forecasts have been the chief tasks for Earth-orbiting weather observatories over the past four decades, and that legacy will be extended this week when the latest spacecraft blasts off from California. Workers install the first half of the Delta rocket’s nose cone around NOAA-N at the launch pad last week. Photo: Russ Underwood/Lockheed MartinThe NOAA-N satellite is slated for liftoff at 1022 GMT (6:22 a.m. EDT; 3:22 a.m. PDT) from Space Launch Complex-2 West at Vandenberg Air Force Base atop a Boeing-built Delta 2 rocket.”When it launches, NOAA-N will not only be our eyes above the Earth, but our eyes into the future,” said Gregory Withee, assistant administrator for the NOAA Satellite and Information Service.”Because it will strengthen our understanding about what the environment around the world is doing, not just here in the U.S., NOAA-N will bring us one step closer to truly global coverage of Earth’s complex processes,” added NOAA Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr.The 3,130-pound spacecraft — to be renamed NOAA-18 once safely in orbit — is the fourth in the current series of five Polar Operational Environmental Satellites with improved imaging and atmospheric sounding capabilities that will operate to the end of this decade. The program has a heritage that dates back to the dawn of the space program.After entering service later this summer, the Lockheed Martin-made satellite will replace an aging sister-craft, NOAA-16, launched in September 2000, ensuring an uninterrupted flow of data such as imagery, temperature measurements and atmospheric profiles that are the building blocks of weather forecasts.”Today, satellites provide more than 99 percent of the observations used in NOAA’s operational weather and climate prediction numerical model runs. Recognizing that, we can’t understate the importance of satellite data in the success of these forecast models,” said Louis Uccellini, director of the NOAA Centers for Environmental Prediction.”Since NOAA-N will be operational by late summer, it will help us to develop the outlook for the upcoming fall and winter.”The satellites also build long-term databases for climate monitoring and global change studies. “Data from NOAA’s polar-orbiting satellites are essential to the success of our weather and seasonal forecasts and El Nino and La Nina forecasts,” said Uccellini.While meteorologists use the data gathered by the craft to generate weather predictions, agricultural scientists need the information for drought management and monitoring vegetation and soil moisture, and the aviation community uses NOAA satellites to detect and track volcanic ash plumes and re-route aircraft as needed.This newest spacecraft becomes the catalyst to developing the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, Withee said.”GEOSS was established by an agreement signed by 60 nations just recently, including the United States and European Commission. (The program) commits to linking existing environmental monitoring technology into one system to better predict a whole host of issues to the benefit to mankind, including weather, climate and natural catastrophe,” he said.”The challenge before us is to connect with scientific dots and technology dots an integrated, international, comprehensive Global Earth Observation System of Systems so that we have a complete picture of the global environment. NOAA satellites, including NOAA-N, will play a significant role.” This illustration depicts a NOAA polar-orbiting weather satellite in space. Photo: NASALike its predecessors, NOAA-N is fitted with the international Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking System, called COSPAS-SARSAT. Over the past 23 years, spacecraft equipped to hear distress signals from emergency beacons are credited with saving almost 5,000 people in the United States, and more than 18,000 worldwide.In the first four months of 2005, NOAA said 36 people were rescued in the U.S. thanks to the vital link between the satellites and beacons carried by airplanes, boats and hikers. Last year, Alaska had the most rescues, with 37, while Florida had 36.”These beacons help save lives,” Withee said. “As temperatures get warmer, and outdoor activities increase in remote areas — where cell phones don’t work — having one of these emergency beacons is a good safety practice.””Beacons remain one of the most reliable means of signaling a distress to search and rescue personnel,” said Lieutenant Commander Jay Dell from the Coast Guard’s Office of Search and Rescue. “The timeliness and accuracy of SARSAT alerts are extremely valuable to search and rescue planning and response.”The weather satellites detect a beacon’s transmission and alert ground controllers in Suitland, Maryland. From there, the signal is forwarded to a Rescue Coordination Center operated by the U.S. Coast Guard for maritime emergencies or the Air Force for land search and rescue situations, according to NOAA.Wednesday’s launch will mark the first NOAA weather satellite to ride a Delta 2 rocket into space. Recent spacecraft in the series flew aboard refurbished Titan 2 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles that were originally built to carry nuclear bombs.The Titans lacked the necessary thrust to deliver the satellites into their 540-mile high orbits. In fact, the Cold War relics deployed the satellites on sub-orbital trajectories, forcing the craft to carry onboard solid-fueled kick motors to generate the critical final boost to achieve orbit.”There is tremendous benefit for using the Delta 2 because the Delta 2 is a rocket that was specifically designed to deliver a satellite to orbit. That is what we are getting from the Delta 2. Previously, we launched on rockets that were trying to deliver weapons,” said Karen Halterman, NASA POES project manager at Goddard Space Flight Center.”Once we separated from the Titan, we had to have our own solid rocket motor to fly the satellite into orbit. It is risky and excessive. So we believe that the reliability of NOAA-N is much improved by going to a Delta 2, which is a very proven launch vehicle.”NOAA-N is the 119th flight of the workhorse Delta 2 rocket, which debuted in 1989. The booster has performed successfully for the past 63 consecutive launches since 1997 and 116 times overall in its history.The construction of NOAA weather satellites, getting them launched into space and performing the initial on-orbit checkout falls under NASA’s responsibility. Control of the spacecraft is handed from the civilian space agency to NOAA about three weeks after liftoff. The NOAA-N mission is valued at $341 million, which includes $160 million for the satellite structure, $71 million for the instruments and $65 million for the Delta 2 rocket.You can follow Wednesday’s early morning countdown and the ascent to orbit in our live .Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Expedition 21The official embroidered patch for the International Space Station Expedition 21 crew is now available from our stores.Hubble PatchThe official embroidered patch for mission STS-125, the space shuttle’s last planned service call to the Hubble Space Telescope, is available for purchase. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.GOES launch timelineSPACEFLIGHT NOW

  30. Posted: September 10, 2007T-00:00LiftoffThe Delta 2 rocket’s main engine and twin vernier steering thrusters are started moments before launch. Six of the nine strap-on solid rocket motors are ignited at T-0 to begin the mission.T+01:04.0Ground SRB BurnoutThe six ground-start Alliant TechSystems-built solid rocket motors consume all their propellant and burn out.T+01:05.5Air-Lit SRM IgnitionThe three remaining solid rocket motors strapped to the Delta 2 rocket’s first stage are ignited.T+01:26.0Jettison SRBsThe spent solid rocket boosters are jettisoned to fall into the Pacific Ocean. The spent casings remained attached until the vehicle passed into preset drop zone, clear of offshore oil platforms.T+01:30.0Begin Dog-legAfter initially flying from Vandenberg along a 196-degree flight azimuth, the rocket begins steering itself to obtain the desired orbital inclination. This dog-leg maneuver continues for 52 seconds.T+02:11.5Jettison Air-Lit SRMsHaving burned out, the three spent air-started solid rocket boosters are jettisoned toward the Pacific Ocean.T+04:23.4Main Engine CutoffAfter consuming its RP-1 fuel and liquid oxygen, the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-27A first stage main engine is shut down. The vernier engines cut off moments later.T+04:31.4Stage SeparationThe Delta rocket’s first stage is separated now, having completed its job. The spent stage will fall into the Pacific Ocean.T+04:36.9Second Stage IgnitionWith the stage jettisoned, the rocket’s second stage takes over. The Aerojet AJ118-K liquid-fueled engine ignites for the first of two firings needed to place the WorldView 1 spacecraft into the proper orbit.T+04:43.0Jettison Payload FairingThe 10-foot diameter payload fairing that protected the WorldView 1 cargo atop the Delta 2 during the atmospheric ascent is jettisoned is two halves.T+10:28.0Second Stage Cutoff 1The second stage engine shuts down to complete its first firing of the launch. The rocket and attached spacecraft are now in a long coast period before the second stage reignites. The orbit achieved should be 278 nautical miles at apogee, 99 miles at perigee and inclined 97.415 degrees.T+54:10.0Second Stage RestartDelta’s second stage engine reignites for a short firing to raise the orbit’s perigee.T+54:22.3Second Stage Cutoff 2The second stage shuts down after a 12-second burn. The orbit achieved should be 272.4 nautical miles at apogee, 266.2 miles at perigee and inclined 97.49 degrees.T+72:05.0Initiate SpinThe second stage begins a nine-degree per second spin in preparation for releasing the WorldView 1 spacecraft to fly on its own.T+73:20.0Payload SeparationThe next-generation WorldView 1 commercial Earth-imaging satellite is released from the Delta 2 rocket, completing the launch.Data source: ULA.STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. Available in our store!Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.STS-133 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Discovery is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-133. Available in our store!Anniversary Shuttle PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Delta 330 launch timelineSPACEFLIGHT NOW

  31. Launch Weather Officer: Johnny Weems, 45th Weather Squadron

  32. Posted: November 2, 2006T-0:00:05.5Engine startThe Rocketdyne RS-68 main engine begins to ignite as the liquid hydrogen fuel valve is opened, creating a large fireball at the base of the rocket. The engine powers up to full throttle for a computer-controlled checkout before liftoff.T-00:00.0LiftoffThe four hold-down bolts are released and the Delta 4 lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Space Launch Complex 6 pad. The pad’s two swing arms retract at T-0 seconds.T+01:23.3Max-QThe vehicle experiences the region of maximum dynamic pressure. The RS-68 liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engine continues to fire as the vehicle heads downrange, arcing over the Pacific along a 189-degree flight azimuth.T+03:52.8Begin engine throttlingWith engine cutoff nearing, the RS-68 powerplant starts throttling down from 102 percent. It will achieve a 57 percent throttle in five seconds.T+04:04.2Main engine cutoffThe hydrogen-fueled RS-68 rocket engine completes its firing and shuts down to complete the first stage Common Booster Core burn.T+04:11.5Stage separationThe Common Booster Core first stage and the attached interstage are separated in one piece from the Delta 4’s upper stage. The upper stage engine’s extendible nozzle drops into position as the first stage separates.T+04:26.0Second stage ignitionThe upper stage begins its job to place the DMSP F17 weather satellite into space. The stage features a Pratt & Whitney RL10B-2 liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engine.T+04:36.5Jettison nose coneThe four-meter diameter composite payload fairing that protected the DMSP spacecraft atop the Delta 4 during the atmospheric ascent is no longer needed, allowing it to be jettisoned in two halves.T+14:57.9Upper stage shutdownThe RL10 upper stage engine shuts down to complete its firing. The rocket and attached spacecraft reach an orbit of 457 by 459 nautical miles with an inclination of 98.777 degrees.T+18:18.0Spacecraft separationThe Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F17 spacecraft is released from the Delta 4 rocket, completing the second West Coast Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle mission.T+111:43.0Restart upper stageThe upper stage will coasts after deploying its payload. Then the RL10 engine reignites to deplete the remaining fuel reserves. The burn results in the stage entering a suborbital trajectory and falling back to Earth.T+114:37.9Upper stage shutdownThe depletion burn concludes, putting the upper stage on a course to reenter the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. The altitude for breakup is expected at T+plus 117 minutes and impact at T+plus 121 minutes.Data source: BoeingSTS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. Available in our store!Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.STS-133 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Discovery is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-133. Available in our store!Anniversary Shuttle PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Delta 4/NRO launch timelineSPACEFLIGHT NOW

  33. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: March 6, 2009Lighting up the night sky, a Delta 2 rocket roared to life and vaulted away from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station late today, boosting a powerful space telescope into orbit around the sun for a $591 million mission to search for Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. Credit: Carleton Bailie for United Launch Alliance”I think people everywhere want to know whether, with all the stars out there, do they have planets that are Earth-sized?” said principal investigator William Borucki of NASA’s Ames Research Center. “Are Earths frequent or are they rare? And this gives us that answer. It’s the next step in mankind’s exploration of the galaxy.”The Kepler spacecraft’s three-and-a-half-year mission began on time at 10:49:57 p.m. with a crackling roar and a torrent of fire that briefly turned night into day along Florida’s space coast. Putting on a spectacular weekend sky show, the United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket quickly climbed from its sea-side launch pad and arced away to the east over the Atlantic Ocean as it streaked toward space.Just over one minute after launch, six solid-fuel strap-on boosters that were ignited at liftoff to assist the Delta’s first-stage engine burned out and fell away while a final set of three ignited for another one-minute burn. The first-stage engine shut down as planned four-and-a-half minutes after launch and the ascent continued on the power of the Delta’s compact second stage.Two second-stage burns were required before Kepler and its solid-fuel third stage motor were released for a final one-and-a-half-minute firing to boost the craft out of Earth orbit. Spacecraft separation came on time at 11:52 p.m. At that point, Kepler was moving out at a blistering 6.2 miles per second.This was the 339th Delta rocket launched since 1960, the 141st upgraded Delta 2, and the 86th successful Delta 2 launch in a row dating back to January 1997. The Delta 2 record now stands at 139 successful missions against just two failures.”And now we have plenty of handshakes going on here in the mission director’s center because we have confirmation of spacecraft separation,” said NASA launch commentator George Diller. “It did occur on time at 61 minutes 49 seconds. … So at this point, the Kepler team now really gets to work.”Engineers will spend about two months checking out and calibrating Kepler’s complex systems before the mission begins in earnest.Trailing the Earth in its orbit around the sun, Kepler will aim a 95-megapixel camera on a patch of sky the size of an out-stretched hand that contains more than 4.5 million detectable stars. Of that total, the science team has picked some 300,000 that are of the right age, composition and brightness to host Earth-like planets. Over the life of the mission, more than 100,000 of those will be actively monitored by Kepler.The spacecraft’s camera will not take pictures like other space telescopes. Instead, it will act as a photometer, continually monitoring the brightness of candidate stars in its wide field of view and the slight dimming that will result if planets happen to pass in front.By studying subtle changes in brightness from such planetary transits – comparable to watching a flea creep across a car’s headlight at night – and the timing of repeated cycles, scientists can ferret out potential Earth-like worlds in habitable-zone orbits.The probability of finding sun-like stars with Earth-like planets in orbits similar to ours – and aligned so that Kepler can “see” them – is about one-half of 1 percent. Given the sample size, however, that still leaves hundreds of potential discoveries.But it will take three-and-a-half years of around-the-clock observations to capture the repeated cycles needed to confirm detection of an Earth-like world in an Earth-like orbit.”There’s a lot of desire in the science community to understand extra-terrestrial planets, not just find them,” said Ed Weiler, NASA’s associate administrator for space science. “We’ve already found 300 or so, mostly from the ground. But now we’re entering the stage of going beyond just proving that they exist. It’s how many are out there, and perhaps the most important question of all, are there any Earth’s out there?”So far, even though we’ve discovered (more than) 300 planets, we haven’t discovered any that are the size of the Earth in the so-called habitable zone, that is, a planet close enough to the star where it’s warm enough for water to be liquid, not frozen, or not too close to the sun where it would boil off. So Kepler is going to be the first mission that starts to answer that question, are there any Earth’s out there?”Named in honor of Johannes Kepler, the 17th century German astronomer who formulated the laws of planetary motion, NASA’s newest science satellite weighs 2,320 pounds and measures 15.3 feet from top to bottom. It is equipped with four solar panels capable of generating 1,100 watts of power, a radiation-hardened PowerPC flight computer and a Ka-band communications link to relay science data back to Earth. The spacecraft was built by Ball Aerospace of Boulder, Colo.Kepler will pass the moon’s orbit in just two days as it heads into a 371-day orbit around the sun, separating slowly from Earth. It will aim itself at a patch of sky near the left wing of Cygnus the Swan, midway between the stars Deneb and Vega.And then, Kepler will simply stare at the same stars for three-and-a-half years.”An Earth-like planet passing in front of a sun-like star is going to cause the brightness of that star to dim by only 1 part per 10,000,” said Natalie Batalha, a Kepler co-investigator at San Jose State University. “That’s like looking at a headlight from a great distance and trying to sense the brightness change when a flea crawls across the surface. But the Kepler instrument is designed to detect such small changes in brightness.”Kepler is capable of detecting Earth-like planets around stars ranging from 600 to 3,000 light years away.The science team is particularly interested in planets that may orbit within a star’s habitable zone, the region around a star where water on a planet can exist as a liquid. Habitable zones vary in location depending on a star’s size and brilliance. By timing changes in a star’s light as a transit occurs, scientists can figure out the size of a presumed planet’s orbit and thus whether it falls in that star’s habitable zone.”The habitable zone is where we think water will be,” Borucki said. “If you can find liquid water on the surface, we think we may very well find life there. So that zone is not too close to the star, because it’s too hot and the water boils. Not too far away where the water’s condensed and ice-covered, a planet covered with glaciers. It’s the goldilocks zone, not too hot, not too cold, just right for life.”Weiler said Kepler is a pathfinder of sorts for more sophisticated missions that may one day study the atmospheres of Earth-like planets to look for signs of biological – or even industrial – activity.”A lot of scientists out there would like to immediately go out and build very large telescopes, not just to find Earth-like planets but to study their atmospheres, to search for clues that there might be life on those planets,” Weiler said. “The trouble is, most of these proposals start at about $5 billion and work upwards from there.”Before we actually take the next step, looking for signs of life on Earth-like planets, we’ve got to be sure there are at least a few Earth-like planets out there. And that’s why Kepler is so important. It’s a rather small mission, a moderate mission, around ($600 million), and it’s really a pathfinder for future large space telescopes that will go after the question that we all have, are we alone in the universe?”Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:THE FULL LAUNCH EXPERIENCE VIDEO:DELTA 2 ROCKET LIFTS OFF WITH KEPLER VIDEO:KEPLER SUCCESSFULLY SEPARATES FROM ROCKET VIDEO:UPDATE FROM THE NASA LAUNCH MANAGER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: KSC TRACKER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: UCS 23 TRACKER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: TOWER CAMERA VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PATRICK AFB VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD CAMERA VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PRESS SITE 1 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: TRIDENT BLUFF LOCATION VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: SECOND VIEW FROM BLUFF VIDEO:AN INTERVIEW WITH NASA’S SCIENCE CHIEF VIDEO:LAUNCH PAD’S SERVICE TOWER ROLLED BACK VIDEO:HIGHLIGHTS OF KEPLER LAUNCH CAMPAIGN VIDEO:HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DELTA 2’S LAUNCH CAMPAIGN VIDEO:THURSDAY’S PRE-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:SCIENTISTS PREVIEW THE KEPLER MISSION VIDEO:KEPLER PRE-FLIGHT OVERVIEW BRIEFING VIDEO:SPACECRAFT MOUNTED ATOP ROCKET AT PAD 17B VIDEO:LEAVING ASTROTECH FOR TRIP TO LAUNCH PAD VIDEO:CANISTER PUT AROUND KEPLER FOR PAD MOVE VIDEO:SOLID-FUEL THIRD STAGE ATTACHED TO KEPLER VIDEO:BEAUTY SHOTS OF OBSERVATORY IN CLEANROOM VIDEO:SPACECRAFT UNPACKED AT ASTROTECH FACILITY VIDEO:KEPLER ARRIVES ON FLORIDA’S SPACE COAST VIDEO:DELTA ROCKET’S SECOND STAGE ERECTED STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. Available in our store!Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.STS-133 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Discovery is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-133. Available in our store!Anniversary Shuttle PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Lander targets Mars’ water BY STEPHEN CLARKSPACEFLIGHT NOWPosted: August 5, 2007When NASA’s Phoenix lander arrives at Mars next May, it will join a flotilla of spacecraft already at the red planet working as a team of robotic scientists to probe the existence of water.Two NASA orbiters and a European craft are currently circling Mars. NASA’stwo Mars rovers are also operating in their fourth year since landing inJanuary 2004. All of the missions are working to map the planet and assistin the search for past or present water.”The Mars program is constructed of interrelated orbiters and landers,”said Doug McCuistion, NASA’s Mars exploration program director. “We doreconnaissance from orbit, followed up with ground truth and greaterunderstanding from systems actually on the surface.”Phoenix blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:26 a.m.EDT Saturday, but it will take 10 months for the craft to traverse thesolar system to reach Mars. The 772-pound lander will streak into theMartian atmosphere and fire braking rockets to gently touch down on asweeping plain near the planet’s north pole. Landing is scheduled for May25, 2008.The landing site was chosen because it is believed to harbor water icenear the surface, and an eight-foot robot arm will dig up to 20 inchesinto the soil to snag ice deposits. The soil will be put into a miniaturelaboratory inside Phoenix to analyze its composition.NASA’s Mars Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probes played a keyrole in selecting the Phoenix landing site. Instruments on thosespacecraft provided high resolution imagery and estimates of ice depth forpotential Phoenix touchdown points.”I am a very strong proponent of using orbiters to find the mostinteresting places to send the rovers and landers,” said Phil Christensen,lead scientist for the Thermal Emission Imaging System instrument on MarsOdyssey.The Odyssey sensor, called THEMIS, can detect changes in surfacetemperature in the infrared wavelength. Scientists can draw conclusionsfrom the temperature changes to determine the presence of ice and largerocks.”Surfaces with deep ice cool off through the late summer and falldifferently than those that have a buried ice layer,” Christensen said.The Gamma Ray Spectrometer, another instrument aboard Mars Odyssey, hasalso detected plentiful water ice in the subsurface of the planet’s polarregions.”From an historical point of view, what Phoenix does is it’s the firstreal response to a significant to a significant scientific discovery.Odyssey found the water and said there is a significant amount of waterright there,” said Barry Goldstein, the Phoenix project manager at NASA’sJet Propulsion Laboratory.Powerful radars on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Europe’s Mars Expresshave also found reservoirs of frozen water deeper underground.The initial survey of the Martian polar regions for Phoenix yielded amultitude of possible landing sites. Scientists thought they had chosen afront-runner in mid-2006, but detailed images from the newly arrived MarsReconnaissance Orbiter showed the area was littered with boulders thatcould pose serious danger to Phoenix.The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE, is the mostcapable camera ever deployed into the solar system. The instrument canresolve objects as small as one meter.HiRISE arrived aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in March 2006, andimagery from the camera caused scientists to consider alternate landingsites.”HiRISE images were used to certify the initial landing site, which wasrejected based on the boulder abundances,” said Alfred McEwen, theinstrument’s principal investigator.Phoenix must land at a site with no rocks larger than 14 to 18 inches,according to mission officials.When HiRISE determined the primary landing site was unsafe, THEMIS datawas used to search for other favorable regions. The instrument can detectlarge rocks during nighttime passes because they retain heat, whichincreases temperature returns in the infrared wavelength, Christensensaid.”The advantage of THEMIS was that we had complete coverage of the entirenorthern plains, whereas HiRISE could only image a very small fraction ofthe plains. What we did was to find the coldest regions in the THEMIStemperature maps, and then verify that these indeed have very few rocksusing HiRISE,” Christensen said.After extensive analysis, the Phoenix science team selected a new landingsite with fewer hazardous rocks. The preferred region lies in a largeshallow valley 30 miles wide and about 800 feet deep.The location lies at about the same latitude as central Greenland ornorthern Alaska on Earth, according to scientists.Data from THEMIS also confirmed the new region has water ice within two tosix inches of the surface.”All areas at these high latitudes probably have shallow ice, so the mainconsideration was landing safety,” McEwen said.Mars orbiters will continue to guide scientists to interesting and safelanding sites in the future. Mars Odyssey instruments helped the selectionprocess for NASA’s twin rovers in 2003, and data from Mars ReconnaissanceOrbiter will be factored into choosing a touchdown point for the agency’sMars Science Laboratory, a rover the size of a small car that will arriveat the red planet in 2010.”These examples demonstrate the incredible utility for having ?eyes’ inorbit to find landing sites,” Christensen said.Phoenix is designed to complete a mission lasting about 90 Martian days.It will land in the spring season on Mars, when the ice caps haveretreated to regions further north. But scientists expect the carbondioxide ice to eventually encroach on Phoenix as winter approaches, likelyencasing the lander in a debilitating deep freeze.Spirit and Opportunity, the two NASA rovers that found proof of vastamounts of water on ancient Mars, are still operating more than threeyears after reaching their designed lifetimes.”Our experience has been that luck is a good thing to have when you’reexploring Mars,” said Steve Squyres, chief scientist for the rovers.”One thing that three-and-a-half years on Mars has taught me is humility.I wouldn’t even begin to guess what Phoenix is going to experience.”Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:PHOENIX LAUNCHES! 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Credit: Northrop GrummanThe triple-body rocket lofted the 23rd and final Defense Support Programsatellite carrying an array of infrared sensors in geosynchronous orbit todetect missile launches and nuclear activity around the world.The Air Force’s DSP fleet is being phased out in favor of the Space-BasedInfrared System, or SBIRS. The new program will include payloads ingeosynchronous and elliptical high Earth orbits.”DSP’s legacy is one of service to the nation,” said Peggy Paul, DSPprogram manager at Northrop Grumman Corp., the spacecraft’s contractor.The first launch of a Defense Support Program satellite was on Nov. 6,1970, almost precisely 37 years ago.”I like to think of DSP as really providing a blanket of security that ournational has enjoyed since the early 70s,” said Air Force Col. RogerTeague, commander of the SBIRS space group at the Space Missile SystemsCenter.The formerly classified system was later unveiled to the public, withlaunches occurring aboard Titan rockets and one space shuttle missionbefore Saturday’s spectacular Delta 4 sendoff to punctuate the program.”A lot of folks are very much tuned to this being the last DSP launch, butit also helps us look toward the future as we prepare to usher in theSBIRS constellation,” Teague said.The $400 million satellite was deployed in a circular orbit with aninclination of about four degrees. When the craft will join its counterparts already in space is classified.”We have a very healthy DSP constellation,” Teague said. “That gives usgreat confidence for the next several years that the nation will beprotected.”The latest block design of DSP spacecraft are designed to work for atleast three years, with a goal of five years of service. Officials say some of thesatellites easily surpass those marks.”They are exceeding that two-to-three times over,” said Lt. Col. JoeConiglio, Air Force DSP program director. “It is a robust system that hasbeen able to do the mission far and above what it was ever designed for.”Combined, the satellites have lived 165 years beyond their minimumexpected lifetimes, according to Paul.”That’s 30 to 50 satellites that didn’t have to be launched,” she said.”That’s a real value to the government.”Sensors aboard DSP satellites have lived an average of more than fourtimes longer than their design lives, Paul said.The DSP system, originally developed to watch for Soviet missile launchesand nuclear tests, transitioned to a new role after the end of the ColdWar. DSP satellites have met the challenge of the emergence of new playersin missile and nuclear technology, according to Teague.”That brings a new threat to the stage that we’re trying to account forand make sure that we have capabilities to guard against that,” he said.Today’s DSP satellites carry more than 6,000 infrared detectors that areconstantly on the vigil for ballistic and theater short-range missilelaunches and nuclear detonations. The satellites have proven to be aflexible asset in providing early warning of both strategic and tacticallaunches, Paul said.The fleet provided early warning of Iraqi SCUD missile launches tocivilians and coalition military forces in Saudi Arabia and Israel.”DSP has really provided that capability that allows us to live in peaceand without fear and knowing that we’ve got a system that’s alwayswatching not only our homeland but also U.S. forces and allies abroad,”Teague said.Scientists have also used DSP infrared instruments to detect volcaniceruptions and wildfires, according to the Air Force.”Even though it’s a legacy system, our folks are still finding ways toexploit the capabilities of this system,” Coniglio said.Future system on the horizonNew satellites in the SBIRS program will join the heritage constellationin geosynchronous orbit beginning in late 2009, according to Teague.”We’re still extracting every ounce of value out of the DSP system,”Teague said. “But like all great systems, we’ve found opportunities andabilities to be able to improve that and we’re doing that with SBIRS.”The next-generation system also includes sensors mounted on top secret spysatellites in egg-shaped high Earth orbits. The first instrument packageis already in space, the Air Force announced last year.”This has been a truly revolutionary capability that we now have in HEO,”Teague said. “That gives us new glimpses and new capability that we nowhave the opportunity to exploit.”The first HEO payload is not yet operational, Teague said, but officialsare using it as a learning tool before a second group of sensors islaunched on another classified host satellite. The HEO system could bedeclared operational by the middle of next year.”As we look to launch the SBIRS GEO satellites, we’ll be bringing thoseinto the operational constellation,” Teague said.Teague said the first GEO satellite payload has been sent to a LockheedMartin Corp. facility and integrated on the spacecraft bus for thebeginning of a lengthy combined test campaign.The military holds contracts for two geosynchronous satellites withLockheed Martin, with an option for a third spacecraft. Teague said adecision on whether to exercise the contract option or move on to a newdesign is being discussed at the highest levels of military leadership.”There are a number of decisions ongoing within the Pentagon with regardto at what point do you take that snapshot and draw the line in the sandand say, ‘Hey, I’m going to move on to the next generation and how do I dothat? Do I evolve my current capability? Do I go out and do somethingcompletely different? All of those discussions are underway right now,” hesaid.The SBIRS system originally included plans for additional geosynchronoussatellites, but cost overruns and development delays caused those plans tobe scrapped.Cost estimates for the program have nearly tripled since its inception in1996. The soaring costs could play a role in a decision whether to launchmore SBIRS satellites or create a new system.”A big lesson that we have to keep in mind is that we’ve got to be able toappropriately manage our risks and making sure that we don’t bite too bigof an apple off at one time and that we can deliver something on budget,on cost and on schedule,” Teague said.The infrared sensors and the associated electronic systems for the SBIRSprogram are built by Northrop Grumman.The SBIRS payloads include a scanning sensor that will provide more timelydata than the DSP instruments. Other detectors on geosynchronoussatellites will stare at specific regions with increased sensitivity.Expanded short-wave and mid-wave infrared sensors will also allow theSBIRS satellites to perform a broader range of missions.”The scanning technology that we have on orbit with HEO is the exactidentical capability that will be on orbit at GEO,” Teague said. “It givesus great confidence going forward that what we’ve got is going to workgreat.”The SBIRS constellation will work in tandem with the Space Tracking andSurveillance System managed by the Missile Defense Agency. Originallycalled SBIRS Low and managed by the Air Force, the STSS satellites will bestationed in low Earth orbit to demonstrate the tracking and quickidentification of launches for missile defense applications.The first orbital members of the STSS program will be launched next year.”In the near term, we feel very confident and comfortable about where weare with being able to provide that surveillance capability,” Teague said.Spaceflight Now’s Justin Ray contributed to this report.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:WIDESCREEN MOVIE OF LAUNCH SHOT FROM PRESS SITE VIDEO:DELTA 4-HEAVY ROCKETS LAUNCHES WITH DSP 23 VIDEO:PRE-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:ANIMATION OF DSP SATELLITE VIDEO:DSP 23 SATELLITE IS TRANSPORTED TO PAD 37B VIDEO:THE DSP 23 SPACECRAFT MOUNTED ATOP ADAPTER VIDEO:FIRST DELTA 4-HEAVY FROM LIFTOFF TO BOOSTER SEP. 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  34. Posted: January 5, 2011 Later photographs from 1985 provide another look at the only time a space shuttle vehicle ever stood at Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Space Launch Complex 6. The program of launching military space shuttle flights into polar orbits from California would be cancelled before any missions ever took off and the SLC-6 pad eventually transferred to the Delta 4 rocket.Credit: U.S. Air Force photos Credit: U.S. Air Force photos | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.First ULA Delta 2 launchPosted: December 15, 2006The first United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket ascends from Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. Credit: Thom Baur/ULA Credit: Thom Baur/ULA Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Stonecypher Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard Freeland Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. 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Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now “GPS is used by nearly a billion people worldwide for everything from farming and aviation to public safety, disaster relief and recreation, not to mention its military purpose of providing precision navigation and timing to combat forces,” said Col. David Madden, the Air Force’s GPS Wing commander.Some 60 satellites have been launched for the system over the past three decades, initially testing the concept and later assembling the operational grid in use today.And now the Air Force has successfully launched the first spacecraft in the Block 2F series, a new breed of GPS satellite that features even higher accuracy, enhanced internal clocks, longer life and reprogrammable onboard processors to evolve with future needs.”GPS 2F will increase the signal power, precision and capacity of the system, and form the core of the GPS constellation for years to come,” said Madden.A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket, flying in its Medium+ variant equipped with a pair of solid-fuel strap-on motors, roared into Cape Canaveral’s nighttime sky at 11:00 p.m. EDT carrying the GPS 2F-1 satellite nestled in its nose cone.Unlike GPS launches over the past 20 years that relied on Delta 2 rockets for delivery into orbit, the new-generation 2F satellites also got upgraded to the larger, more capable Delta 4 and Atlas 5 fleets of boosters in the Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. Although the Delta 2 was highly reliable, it wasn’t powerful enough to inject the GPS satellites directly into the orbiting constellation. The birds needed their own kick motor and several days to reach the desired destination.That all changed Thursday night when the Delta 4’s upper stage performed three firings that methodically hauled the GPS 2F-1 satellite into a circular orbit 11,000 nautical miles above the planet. In just three-and-a-half hours, the $121 million spacecraft had arrived at the proper altitude and completely bypassed the circuitous route of its predecessors. An artist’s concept shows a GPS 2F satellite in Earth orbit. Credit: BoeingBoeing is building a dozen Block 2F satellites to replace orbiting GPS spacecraft as they age, keeping the navigation signals going strong for years to come.”These next-generation satellites provide improved accuracy through advanced atomic clocks; a more jam-resistant military signal and a longer design life than earlier GPS satellites; and a new civil signal that benefits aviation safety and search-and-rescue efforts,” said Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager at Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. “GPS 2F is the culmination of our deep experience with 39 successful satellites from previous missions, representing more than 30 years of teamwork with the Air Force.””Normally when you are launching the first-of-a-kind satellite you’d be really worried because it’s a system that’s more complex than the last generation. In this case, we’ve added capability but it’s built on a foundation of success from the 2A program, which was a massively successful program,” Madden said.Today’s GPS constellation is comprised of 30 functioning satellites, including 11 Block 2A’s made by Boeing, 12 2R’s and 7 2R-Modernized spacecraft built by Lockheed Martin. Their ages range from the teens to less than a year old.”The current GPS constellation has the most satellites and the greatest capability ever. We’re committed to maintaining our current level of service, as well as striving to improve service and capability through on-going modernization efforts,” Madden said.”The U.S. Air Force and Air Force Space Command have been diligent stewards of GPS since its conception in the 1970s and continue its commitment to this critical component of our national infrastructure.”GPS satellites emit continuous navigation signals that allow users to find their position in latitude, longitude and altitude and determine time. Originally built as a tool for the U.S. military, the utility has spread across the world as an indispensable commercial service. One of the GPS 2F satellites is pictured at the manufacturing facility. Credit: BoeingGround controllers expect to have the 2F-1 satellite checked out and ready for use in 90 to 120 days, the Air Force says.The new GPS 2F-1 spacecraft take over the Plane B, Slot 2 location of the network, considered one of the primary positions in the constellation that is divided into six orbital groupings with multiple satellites flying in each.The craft will take the position presently held by the GPS 2A-27 satellite, which was launched in September 1996 and has exceeded its expected lifetime. It will be relocated as part of the Air Force’s efforts to spread out the available satellites and increase coverage.That particular slot was supposed to be occupied by the GPS 2R-20 satellite after it launched in March 2009. But an interference problem with a test payload aboard the craft prevented it from entering service as scheduled.Getting to Thursday’s launch, which was years in the making, took much longer than planners of the Block 2F program ever imagined.”We’ve had some growing pains with the 2F, but our industry and government teams have overcome every obstacle that’s been thrown our way as we’ve maintained our focus on mission assurance,” said Madden.”Over the years, requirements changes, contractor technical challenges, a change in factory location and a increased emphasis on mission assurance have driven changes to the launch schedule. In the end, the changes over the years will give global users better capabilities and improve our confidence in the day-to-day and end-of-life performance,” the Global Positioning Systems Wing said.Since sustaining the constellation is the main purpose for the GPS 2F satellites, the upcoming launches will be scheduled when fresh spacecraft are needed.”There are too many variables to accurately predict when the entire Block 2F fleet will arrive on-orbit,” the Wing says.The Air Force could launch the GPS 2F-2 satellite in November or December using an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral.”Constellation health and launch vehicle availability will dictate this and the remaining GPS 2F launches,” the Wing said. Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. Available in our store!Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Project OrionThe Orion crew exploration vehicle is NASA’s first new human spacecraft developed since the space shuttle a quarter-century earlier. The capsule is one of the key elements of returning astronauts to the Moon.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Five spacecraft launched to probe explosive space stormsSPACEFLIGHT NOW

  35. Posted: September 23, 2007Date Window OpenEastern Daylight Time Window CloseEastern Daylight TimeSept. 26 7:25 a.m. 7:54 a.m.Sept. 27 7:20 a.m. 7:49 a.m.Sept. 28 7:14 a.m. 7:43 a.m.Sept. 29 7:09 a.m. 7:38 a.m.Sept. 30 7:03 a.m. 7:32 a.m.Oct. 1 7:12 a.m. 7:31 a.m.Oct. 2 6:55 a.m. 7:24 a.m.Oct. 3 6:49 a.m. 7:17 a.m.Oct. 4 6:44 a.m. 7:13 a.m.Oct. 5 6:41 a.m. 7:10 a.m.Oct. 6 6:38 a.m. 7:07 a.m.Oct. 7 6:35 a.m. 7:12 a.m.Oct. 8 6:34 a.m. 7:12 a.m.Oct. 9 6:33 a.m. 7:11 a.m.Oct. 10 5:43 a.m. 6:23 a.m.Oct. 11 5:42 a.m. 6:22 a.m.Oct. 12 5:13 a.m. 5:54 a.m.Oct. 13 5:13 a.m. 5:57 a.m.Oct. 14 5:16 a.m. 5:58 a.m.Oct. 15 5:18 a.m. 6:00 a.m.Data source: NASAApollo 1 DVDThis tribute DVD features over 4.5 hours of material about the Apollo 1 tragedy and the crewmembers lost in the pad accident.Choose your store:X-15 DVD setThe X-15 rocket plane pushed the boundaries of aerospace with trips out to mach 6.7 and altitudes of over 350,000 feet. This 3 DVD collection contains over 10 hours of material, the largest ever assembled and will allow you to experience the proud legacy of the X-15.Choose your store: – – – | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Lighting up the nightOn a night already resplendent with celestial wonders, a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket added another spectacle to the sky Friday evening with a fiery ascent from the Florida coastline to an orbit stretching 41,000 miles above Earth.The 217-foot-tall rocket launched from Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:27 p.m. EDT Friday (0027 GMT Saturday). Forty-one minutes later, the Delta 4’s hydrogen-fueled upper stage deployed a $342 million communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force.These photos were taken about 3 miles north of the launch pad.See our for the latest news on the launch.Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowLunar duo to tackle lingering questions about our Moon SPACEFLIGHT NOWPosted: September 5, 2011 Men have walked on it and satellites have surveyed it from every angle, but another mission to the Moon launching this week seeks profound new insights about our nearest neighbor in the night sky.”There have been many missions that have gone to the Moon, orbited the Moon, landed on the Moon, brought back samples of the Moon. But the missing piece of the puzzle in trying to understand the Moon is what the deep interior is like,” said Maria Zuber, principal investigator of the upcoming GRAIL mission.”What was going on in the interior? How did it melt? Is there a core? How did the core form? How did the interior convect? Why are the impact basins on the near side flooded with magma and give us this man-in-the-moon shape whereas the back side of the Moon doesn’t have any of this? These are all mysteries that despite the fact we’ve studied the Moon before we don’t understand how that has happened. GRAIL is a mission that is going to tell us that.”An artist’s concept of the GRAIL twins at the Moon. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechThe $496 million Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory project featuring twin spacecraft is scheduled for blastoff Thursday atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 2-Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.The GRAIL duo will create an unprecedented lunar gravity map that scientists can follow in their quest to determine the Moon’s interior structure from crust-to-core.”To really understand the Moon and understand what makes it special, we need to study what’s inside,” said Zuber of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Two precise moments in time are available daily for liftoff to occur during the mission’s launch window. The dual opportunities each day are driven by which azimuth the rocket is sent on — either 93 or 99 degrees. The window closes in October to ensure GRAIL’s mapping is completed before next June’s lunar eclipse that is expected to be lethal to the satellites.For Thursday’s launch, liftoff is planned for 8:37:06 a.m. EDT (1237:06 GMT). If weather or a technical problem prevents the rocket from getting off the ground, the team can load the different flight azimuth program aboard the Delta and retarget for liftoff at 9:16:12 a.m. EDT (1316:12 GMT).A complete listing of the launch times can be found in our .The two-stage launcher sports nine strap-on solid rocket boosters slightly larger in diameter than normally used, which gives the vehicle its “Heavy” designation. This is the last scheduled launch of the venerable Delta 2 from the Cape after 22 years of service.The public can view the launch from the Jetty Park pier located just three miles south of pad 17B. It’s the closest you can get to witness a rocket blasting off from the Cape.Directions to the viewing spot can be found .About 80 minutes into flight, the rocket’s second stage will deliver the final boost necessary to escape Earth orbit and then deploy the two satellites eight minutes apart to begin their independent journeys to the Moon.But the craft won’t head straight to their destination, instead taking a circuitous route lasting three-and-a-half months across 2.6 million miles of space before braking into lunar orbit.”If you leave Earth and go barreling to the Moon, you need a lot of fuel to slow down (and enter lunar orbit). We want to use small spacecraft with small fuel tanks. So as a consequence of that, we use something called a low-energy trajectory where we go out to a point called the Earth-Sun Lagrange Point, which is like a void in the ocean,” said Zuber.The lengthy trip also allows the satellites to “out-gas” on the way, ensuring this phenomena isn’t mistaken for gravity measurements during the science-gathering portion of the mission later.”We need this time to do out-gassing. There’s little tiny particles on the spacecraft and those need to out-gas because that’s inducing a force on the spacecraft, like internal gravity,” said David Lehman, GRAIL project manager from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.”The other reason is we have two small spacecraft on one medium-size rocket. We did that for cost savings. If we had two bigger spacecraft, we would need two rockets,” Lehman added.This artwork shows GRAIL’s path to the Moon. Credit: NASA/JPLThe roundabout flight path gradually evolves throughout the launch period, if liftoff is delayed from Thursday, to slightly shorten the trip and ensure the spacecraft will reach the Moon separately on December 31 and January 1.”In addition to saving fuel, what this trajectory allows to happen is these two spacecraft will arrive at the Moon on the same day no matter when we launch,” said Zuber.Approaching from below the lunar south pole, the spacecraft will fire the main thrusters for 38 minutes to slow their speed by 427 miles per hour, just enough to slip into preliminary elliptical orbits stretching 11.5 hours.A subsequent month of maneuvers will circularize the orbit, followed by another month’s worth of work to get the two birds synchronized in precise polar orbits chasing each other around the Moon.”The big challenge of GRAIL is actually getting into the science orbit. We call that the transfer to science formation phase. We have to get the spacecraft very tightly coordinated one around the other. Our navigators are a quarter-million miles away from the Moon trying to orchestrate these two spacecraft into very, very precise orbits. I’m a retired Navy Reserve officer and to me it’s like the Blue Angels at the Moon,” said Lehman.The 82-day science phase begins on March 8 with GRAIL-B leading the GRAIL-A spacecraft while flying at an altitude of 34 miles above the Moon. The separation distance between the two will change from 62 to 140 miles over the course of the mapping to dig deeper into the Moon.”The separation distance is what we call tuning for what wavelength gravity field you’re after. So if you want to see — gravitationally — small features, craters, mountains, you want to be close to each other and low. But if you want to see global features such as the core of the Moon that we’re after, then you want to be high and separate from each other,” said Sami Asmar, GRAIL deputy project scientist from JPL.The mirror-image craft will bounce radio signals off each other to measure subtle changes in the distance between the two formation-flying satellites caused by the lunar gravity field, enabling scientists to deduce the Moon’s origins and the composition of its interior structure.”It’s a little bit like doing a CAT scan of the Moon, but we use gravity instead of acoustic waves. It provides us essentially with a picture of the lunar interior just like you’d make a picture of the inside of your body if you were trying to understand what your state of health is,” said Zuber.An artist’s concept depicts the GRAIL spacecraft conducting their mapping mission and relaying the data to Earth. Credit: NASAGRAIL’s science instrument is called the Lunar Gravity Ranging System, which will use the Ka-band frequency to detect the distance changes between the two spacecraft as they pass above terrain of different densities.”As the first spacecraft passes over a mass anomaly beneath the surface of the Moon, it will accelerate or slow down and its distance will change with respect to the second spacecraft. By measuring tiny distance changes, we will be able to recover what the interior structure of the Moon looks like,” said Zuber.”Measuring the distance between two points is not very hard…but we can measure the distance of these two spacecraft two less than the size of a red blood cell — a few tenths of a micron per second in the velocity of these two spacecraft. It pays to learn how to measure the distance between two points and learn it well!”Built by Lockheed Martin, the GRAIL spacecraft are based upon the U.S. military’s Experimental Satellite System-11 (XSS-11) platform .About the size of a washer and dryer, the GRAIL satellites weigh 677 pounds at launch. Each stand 3.58 feet high, 3.12 feet wide and 2.49 feet deep. They are equipped with two solar arrays that unfold after deployment from the Delta rocket and they have a 22-Newton hydrazine-fueled main engine and eight 0.9-Newton warm gas attitude control system thrusters. Asmar says the satellites keep things simplistic. “Single payload, single instrument. It only does one thing and it does it very well.”Although they are twins, they’re not exactly alike.”They are mirror images of each other, so they cannot be interchanged. They are designed such that this one points this way and that one points that way. If you reverse them, it’s not going to work,” said Asmar.An artist’s concept of the GRAIL twins at the Moon. Credit: Lockheed Martin NASA/JPL-CaltechThe technique of using two satellites for gravity mapping was borrowed from the Earth-orbiting mission, called GRACE, .”GRAIL is the Moon-version of the extremely successful Earth science GRACE mission that is mapping the Earth right now. We were able to take the GRACE instrumentation and adapt it for orbit around the Moon,” said Zuber.Other ways of measuring the gravity field are not possible at the Moon since the far side is never visible from Earth. With two spacecraft linked together like GRAIL, they can track the gravity changes continuously around the entire lunar globe and relay all the data back to scientists. “We have a decent gravity map for half the Moon, with practically zero information on the far side. We need to cover the Moon globally,” said Asmar.GRAIL promises to improve knowledge of the near side by 100 times and the far side by 1,000 times.”This will be the highest resolution gravity field for any planet, including Earth. On Earth, you can’t get down low enough to make the kind of measurements we’re making because of the atmospheric drag,” said Zuber.GRAIL is the first formation-flying mission to another world. The team hopes one of the legacies of the project will enable similar satellite tandems to explore other questions in the solar system.”Imagine mapping currents in the ocean beneath Europa using a concept like this,” said Zuber.”Technologically, it’s blazing the trail for other missions that will want go to other planets and use coordinated observations to make measurements.”GRAIL is facing a finite lifespan, its mapping mission sandwiched between lunar eclipses in December and June. The science phase will be finish by May 29, followed by a final calibration and brief decommissioning before the June 4 eclipse that will starve the spacecraft of solar power.”Right now, we’re thinking we won’t survive that. It wasn’t designed to do that. Not big enough batteries. We’d just get too cold and lose power and that’s it,” said Lehman.Within days, the satellites’ altitude will naturally decay lower and lower until crashing into the Moon.From launch until the mission’s ending, the GRAIL-A spacecraft is expected to travel 13.2 million miles and GRAIL-B some 12.8 million miles.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:GRAIL’S ROADMAP TO THE MOON VIDEO:DELTA/GRAIL LAUNCH ANIMATION VIDEO:GRAIL LUNAR MAPPING ANIMATION VIDEO:HOW GRAVITY MEASUREMENTS ARE MADE VIDEO:DELTA ROCKET’S NOSE CONE INSTALLED VIDEO:GRAIL MOVES TO ROCKET’S LAUNCH PAD VIDEO:SECOND SATELLITE PUT ON LAUNCH DEPLOYER VIDEO:FIRST SATELLITE PUT ON LAUNCH DISPENSER VIDEO:SOLAR ARRAYS UNFURLED FOR CHECK VIDEO:SATELLITES READY TO START TESTING VIDEO:UNBOXING THE SPACECRAFT AT ASTROTECH VIDEO:SATELLITES UNLOADED FROM TRANSPORT PLANE VIDEO:GRAIL SPACECRAFT TOUCH DOWN IN FLORIDA VIDEO:ROCKET’S SECOND STAGE INSTALLED VIDEO:SECOND STAGE CARTED TO COMPLEX 17 VIDEO:SOLID ROCKET BOOSTERS ATTACHED VIDEO:READYING THE FIRST SET OF BOOSTERS VIDEO:ON-PAD ASSEMBLY OF ROCKET UNDERWAY VIDEO:GANTRY HOISTS FIRST STAGE VERTICALLY VIDEO:FIRST STAGE ARRIVES AT THE PAD John Glenn Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The historic first orbital flight by an American is marked by this commemorative patch for John Glenn and Friendship 7.Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is available in our store. 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So we are going to make our attempt on Saturday,” said Dan Collins, the Boeing vice president of expendable launch systems.Saturday’s available launch window extends from 2:31 to 5:27 p.m. EST (1931-2227 GMT) for liftoff from pad 37B.Air Force meteorologists were predicting a 70 percent chance of bad weather for Friday’s launch opportunity because of a cold front sliding into Central Florida, bringing clouds, showers, high winds and possibly even some thunderstorms.”At the conclusion of our Launch Readiness Review this morning, the leadership from the Delta 4 program, the U.S. Air Force’s EELV program and the leadership of the Range and (45th Space) Wing got together and looked at the weather and the predicted winds for early tomorrow. 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