View Full Version : Satellite That Went 'Splat' Now Ready for Liftoff

2009-Feb-03, 10:40 PM
On September 6, 2003, the NOAA N-Prime satellite fell to floor of the factory where it was being assembled, and suffered significant damage. But now, over five years later, the satellite that perhaps should have the nickname of "Phoenix" is ready to head into polar orbit around the Earth to improve weather forecasting and monitor [...]

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2009-Feb-04, 08:42 AM
"Dear, I lost my job today..."

So in just a couple of hours we will once again have superior weather forecasting abilities?