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Monday, 12 March 2012

Mars orbiter captures amazing image of dust devil

    NEWSALERT: Wednesday, March 7, 2011 @ 1944 GMT
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MARTIAN TWISTER CAUGHT IN ACTION BY ORBITING SPACECRAFT
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured a breath-taking of a
towering dust devil more than half-a-mile tall swirling on the red planet
in an image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
camera.

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1203/07dustdevil/


NASA PROBES SHIFTING ORBITS FOR CURIOSITY ROVER LANDING
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Two NASA spacecraft circling Mars have begun repositioning their orbits to
provide engineering insight into the landing of the Curiosity rover on the
red planet in August, supplying engineers on Earth with vital data during
the robot's dramatic rocket-assisted touchdown.

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1203/06marsorbiters/


METOP B WEATHER SATELLITE ARRIVES AT LAUNCH BASE
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Europe's next polar-orbiting weather satellite was shipped from France to
Kazakhstan on Tuesday, where it will be tested, fueled and bolted to a
Soyuz rocket for liftoff in May.

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1203/06metopb/


U.S. AIR FORCE SPACEPLANE MARKS ONE YEAR IN ORBIT
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The U.S. Air Force's second X-37B spaceplane marked one year in orbit
Monday, continuing its clandestine mission more than 200 miles above
Earth. The robotic spacecraft's purpose is secret, but Air Force officials
acknowledge the vehicle is performing well one year after it blasted off
on an Atlas 5 rocket.

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1203/05x37b/

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http://spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av026/


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