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Winds - Measuring ocean winds from space
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A New Measure of Ocean Winds - link to video A New Measure of Ocean Winds
September 5, 2014

A new tool for tracking hurricanes and tropical storms, ISS-RapidScat is the first instrument specifically created to watch Earth from the International Space Station. Arrow

NASA's Newest Wind Watcher - link to video NASA's Newest Wind Watcher
September 9, 2014

Mission scientists and engineers describe how their small team, on a tight budget and short deadline, created ISS-RapidScat to measure ocean winds. Arrow

RapidScat: Watching the Winds from Space - link to video RapidScat: Watching the Winds from Space
May 15, 2014

Explore the science behind NASA's wind-watching mission, ISS-RapidScat, launching to the International Space Station in 2014. Arrow
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A new NASA mission that will boost global monitoring of ocean winds for improved weather forecasting and climate studies is among about 5,000 pounds


NASA's ISS-RapidScat mission will observe ocean wind speed and direction over most of the globe, bringing a new eye on tropical storms, hurricanes


The SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying the ISS-RapidScat mission has separated from the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, and the Dragon capsule is in its final

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