NASA has finally launched the CYGNSS 8-satellite mission that will study hurricanes after a hydraulic pump glitch and flight software patch caused a series of delay.
In an unfortunate turn of events, NASA was left with no other choice but to abort the launch of its CYGNSS mission once more. The space agency has experienced quite a bumpy week, rescheduling the launch two times in a row in a single week.
For the first time, an optical clock was launched into space, allowing the technology to be used in space to enable GPS-based satellite coordination.
The launch of the most-anticipated weather satellite GOES-R has been delayed by Hurricane Matthew. But NOAA is working to finally deploy the satellite in November this year.
NASA, along with Utah State University, launched four rockets into the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, in Alaska on Monday in order to learn more about turbulence in the upper atmosphere.