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2009-10-02 12:15:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On September 29, NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft, more commonly referred to as "MESSENGER," flew within 142 miles of Mercury's surface. This was the spacecraft's third and final flyby of the planet.

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2009-09-21 11:25:00

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 pm EDT on Wednesday, Sept 23, to preview the third and final flyby of Mercury by the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft known as MESSENGER.

2009-06-15 13:59:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- GS Yuasa Lithium Power (GYLP) today announced that The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) awarded it the contract to supply Lithium-ion cells for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission.

2009-06-03 06:01:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoCare Innovations is pleased to announce the addition of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) researchers Stuart Harshbarger, in the role of Chief Scientific Officer, and Matthew Kozlowski Ph.D., as Director of Robotic Systems. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090603/DA26807) A member of the principal professional staff at APL, Mr.

2009-04-21 08:30:00

Velocity Provides Unified Search across APL's Mission-Critical Expertise and Content Repositories PITTSBURGH, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivisimo (vivisimo.com), a leading provider of enterprise search software and expertise, today announced it has been selected by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to provide its 4,500 employees a unified search tool for content, project and expertise information across its many internal applications.

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2008-10-06 08:10:00

MESSENGER’s engineering and operations teams convened at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., Sunday afternoon to confirm the health and readiness of the spacecraft.

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2008-10-04 16:15:00

If you look at our “Where Is MESSENGER?” page, which displays the spacecraft's trajectory status, you'll see that we're right on Mercury's doorstep. MESSENGER's mission design and navigation teams met today at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., to discuss the spacecraft's current trajectory to determine if a last-minute trajectory-correction maneuver would be needed.

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2008-10-03 10:45:00

MESSENGER mission operators at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., have received the first optical navigation images from the spacecraft.

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2008-03-19 17:50:00

The MESSENGER spacecraft delivered a critical deep-space maneuver today – 64 million miles (103 million kilometers) from Earth – successfully firing its large bi-propellant engine to change the probe’s trajectory and target it for its second flyby of Mercury on October 6, 2008.

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2005-07-19 14:45:00

Using a 17-foot-long helium-filled blimp, four propellers and sophisticated electronics, three Johns Hopkins undergraduates have built a model airship that will aid professional engineers who are designing a military craft to conduct surveillance at the outer edge of the Earth's atmosphere.


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