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on October 21, 2019 at 8:54 am
Technology image of the week: ESA’s Proba-V catches smoke plumes rising from the island of Borneo
Nobel-winning lithium-ion batteries powering space
on October 15, 2019 at 7:47 am
ESA’s space power experts congratulate the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry, for their invention of lithium-ion batteries. These energy-dense, long-lasting and rechargeable batteries have revolutionised the modern world, found in everything from smartphones to laptops to cars. They have had the same revolutionary effect in space.
Head of tech interviewed
on October 14, 2019 at 11:43 am
Space YouTuber Scott Manley interviewed Franco Ongaro, ESA's Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality, as part of his trip to ESA's Open Day at ESTEC
Talking to the team
on October 14, 2019 at 8:34 am
French podcast Les Explorateurs talks to two members of the Hera asteroid mission team, manager Ian Carnelli (in French) and asteroid astronomer Alan Fitsimmons (in English)
AI challenged to stave off collisions in space
on October 9, 2019 at 1:38 pm
ESA is challenging machine learning experts to help forecast and prevent collisions in space. The Agency’s Advanced Concepts Team and Space Debris Office have come together to set up the latest in a series of AI-themed competitions based on actual space data.
New NASA STI Today's Listing of New NASA STI in the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS).
Radiative Heating Rates Computed With Clouds Derived From Satellite-Based Passive and Active Sensors and their Effects on Generation of Available Potential Energy
on October 4, 2019 at 3:31 pm
Abstract: Radiative heating rates computed with cloud properties derived from passive and active sensors are investigated. Zonal monthly radiative heating rate anomalies computed using both active and passive sensors show that larger variability in longwave cooling exists near the tropical tropopause and near the top of the boundary layer between ~50°N to ~50°S. Aerosol variability contributes to increases in shortwave heating rate variability. When zonal monthly mean cloud effects on the radiative hea...
Assimilation of Satellite Microwave Observations in the Rainband of Hurricanes Using Bayesian Monte Carlo Technique
on October 4, 2019 at 2:27 pm
Abstract: No abstract available
Sensitivity to Data Density of Assimilated Cloud-Cleared AIRS Radiances in the New Hybrid 4DEnVAR GEOS
on October 4, 2019 at 1:43 pm
Abstract: No abstract available
ATD-3 Dynamic Routes for Arrivals in Weather (DRAW) Operational Concept, V2.0
on October 4, 2019 at 1:08 pm
Abstract: NASA's Airspace Technology Demonstration-3 (ATD-3) is the applied traffic flow management activity, and third in the series of ATD projects. ATD-3 provides a suite of en route automation tools, both ground and flight-deck based, that focus on improving the efficiency of en route operation from initial cruise to arrival into the Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON). Dynamic Routes for Arrivals in Weather (DRAW) is a technology in the ATD-3 suite that is designed to provide Traffic Managers...
Assessment of Ramp Times 4 (ART-4) Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) Simulation - Final Results
on October 4, 2019 at 11:44 am
Abstract: Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) sub-project conducted a Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) simulation to assess Ramp Controllers ability to deliver aircraft to the spot within the compliance window (+/- 5 min) under various metering conditions. Compliance at the spot was similar between the different metering conditions ranging between 83% - 85% and increased to 92% - 99% when aircraft were initially compliant with gate advisories. Metering benefits that exist in the field did not appear in...