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NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes
Associated Press ^ | Sep. 15, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

Posted on 09/15/2018 11:39:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday.

A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a.m. and headed over the Pacific Ocean.

NASA Earth Science Division director Michael Freilich says that the mission in particular will advance knowledge of how the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica contribute to sea level rise.

The melt from those ice sheets alone has raised global sea level by more than 1 millimeter (0.04 inch) a year recently, according to NASA. […]

Built by Northrop Grumman, ICESat-2 carries a single instrument, a laser altimeter that measures height by determining how long it takes photons to travel from the spacecraft to Earth and back. According to NASA, it will collect more than 250 times as many measurements as the first ICESat. …

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: antarctica; climatechange; climatechangehoax; delta2; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenland; icesat2; michaelfreilich; nasa; polarice
There goes AP lying again. Every time NASA does this, they discover polar ice growth.
1 posted on 09/15/2018 11:39:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Gathering propaganda from a polar orbit is what we do now.


2 posted on 09/15/2018 11:44:43 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Olog-hai

This may be CA Gov. Brown’s ‘climate’ satellite ...


3 posted on 09/15/2018 11:51:51 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Olog-hai

What polar ice?


4 posted on 09/15/2018 11:58:12 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: PIF

Did NASA ever do anything productive with GoreSat? Or is just sitting in storage at the cost ~$1M/month?


5 posted on 09/15/2018 12:07:24 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Olog-hai
It is a crying shame that so many tax dollars are spent on a project to show that algore and his friends are full of shit.
6 posted on 09/15/2018 12:14:19 PM PDT by immadashell (Save Innocent Lives - ban gun free zones)
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To: Calvin Locke

Did NASA ever do anything productive with GoreSat? Or is just sitting in storage at the cost ~$1M/month?

Have no clue, but you might try hunting around on the mega-unfriendly NASA site.

There are many links which are not on NASA but on the JPL site and others. It is very confusing and like I said user unfriendly even to links that do not work or work only if you have specialized software or links that have the same name but go to different places. There are also many images and bits of data which used to be there but have been removed. Why? No Clue.

And we’ve paid millions for those crappy sites.


7 posted on 09/15/2018 12:25:04 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe NASA will get it “right” this time. Findings probably already written.


8 posted on 09/15/2018 12:25:20 PM PDT by Spok ( Findings)
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To: Olog-hai

The launch, if it ever happens, will arc up, over, and down into the ocean.


9 posted on 09/15/2018 1:01:49 PM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: Calvin Locke; PIF
The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR; formerly known as Triana, unofficially known as GoreSat) was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on 15 February 2015. It is currently in orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrange Point L1, and is fully functional.

Deep Space Climate Observatory.

10 posted on 09/15/2018 1:29:38 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: JoeFromSidney

You made the big time, Joe


11 posted on 09/15/2018 2:10:02 PM PDT by onona (It is often wise to allow a person a graceful path.)
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To: Steely Tom
It was still hare-brained idea from the get-go. NASA scientists had to do something with it so as not to appear complete political idiots.

The lack of promotion of the GoreSat's science probably means it's finding the opposite of what Algor's been claiming all these years.

12 posted on 09/15/2018 2:36:05 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Olog-hai

Watched the launch this morning from Mt. Rose, about 317 miles away. Shouldn’t NASA focus on the moon and beyond? Let scientists fly up to arctic, burning fossil fuels to go see the ice for themselves? Despite Prophet Gore, I think there is still ice up there.


13 posted on 09/15/2018 2:56:23 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: Calvin Locke
The lack of promotion of the GoreSat's science probably means it's finding the opposite of what Algor's been claiming all these years.

Good point! Hadn't thought of that.

14 posted on 09/15/2018 2:59:29 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Reno89519

No. It’s more accurate, cheaper to use the satellite for area surveys up north and down south around Antarctica.

now, calibrating the satellite depends on the prejudices from the “self-called scientists” who can stay back at home in their air-conditioned studios and labs ....


15 posted on 09/15/2018 4:20:54 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (The democrats' national goal: One world social-communism under one world religion: Atheistic Islam.)
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To: Steely Tom; Ernest_at_the_Beach

The lack of promotion of the recent very-expensive CO2 sourcing satellite was because it discovered the highest CO2 source regions were the jungles of Amazon, Congo river and Indonesia-SE Asia. Plus the deserts (Gobi, Sahara, MidEast.

It was NOT what they wanted to see!


16 posted on 09/15/2018 4:23:30 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (The democrats' national goal: One world social-communism under one world religion: Atheistic Islam.)
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To: SunkenCiv

*ping*


17 posted on 09/15/2018 10:39:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Thanks fmdj. The climate is 100 percent natural 100 percent of the time.

18 posted on 09/15/2018 10:53:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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