Today’s Tidbits: October 27, 2017

Today’s Tidbits: October 27, 2017

Here are our tidbits for October 27, 2017:  Saturday is International Observe the Moon Night; JPSS-1 is just fine despite an earthquake; and a terrific view of Washington, DC from Sentinel-2.  Be sure to check our website for feature stories and follow us on Twitter (@SpcPlcyOnline) for more news and live tweeting of events.

Get Ready for Saturday’s International Observe the Moon Night

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) office in conjunction with NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) has been sponsoring an International Observe the Moon Night since 2010.  Tomorrow, October 28, is THE NIGHT for 2017.   More information: []

JPSS-1 Just Fine Despite Earthquake

Exactly two weeks from today, on November 10, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) will launch NOAA’s first next-generation polar orbiting weather satellite, Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1).  The spacecraft and its Delta II rocket are at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.  ULA President Tory Bruno tweeted today that they are fine, despite a 4.3 eqarthquake.

ESA Image of the Week

The European Space Agency (ESA’s) “image of the week” is Washington, DC.  Taken by the European Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite, it shows the U.S. capital in considerable detail.  More information on what’s in the image: [].


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