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News Archive / Tagged: ICON

  • ‘Off-nominal data’ prompts postponement of ICON launch

    Derek RichardsonNovember 7th, 2018

    The flight of NASA's ICON spacecraft was scrubbed less than 30 minutes before its planned launch via Northrop Grumman's air-dropped Pegasus XL rocket.

  • Launch of NASA ICON mission postponed

    Jason RhianJune 10th, 2018

    NASA and Northrop Grumman have decided to delay the launch of the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission due to what has been described as "off-nominal data" discovered from the mission's launch vehicle.

  • NASA to study weather in boundary layer between Earth and space

    Curt GodwinJanuary 14th, 2018

    While most people tune-in to their local weather forecasts, and there are those who keep their eyes to the sky for the latest in space weather, the region in which they interact has been largely uncharted. NASA - with the help of two satellites planned for launch in 2018 - hopes to change that.

  • Two 2017 NASA missions set to study edge of space

    Jim SharkeyDecember 30th, 2016

    Above Earth's atmosphere is a layer of charged particles that have been split into positive and negative ions by the Sun's harsh ultraviolet radiation. This area is called the ionosphere. In 2017, NASA plans to launch two satellites to study this region: the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) and the Global Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD).