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2014-08-18 03:30:36

Max Gleber, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this satellite will mature technology that scientists will use to analyze cloud ice in the atmosphere. “We’re using IceCube to test a radiometer that we want to fly on a big space mission,” said Jeffrey Piepmeier, associate head of Goddard’s...

3d printed space telescope
2014-08-07 07:09:22

Lori Keesey, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center By the end of September, NASA aerospace engineer Jason Budinoff is expected to complete the first imaging telescopes ever assembled almost exclusively from 3-D-manufactured components. “As far as I know, we are the first to attempt to build an entire instrument with 3-D printing,” said Budinoff, who works at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Under his multi-pronged project, funded by Goddard’s Internal...

cubesat
2014-08-05 12:20:44

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is opening the next round of its CubeSat Launch Initiative, part of the White House Maker Initiative, in an effort to engage the growing community of space enthusiasts that can contribute to NASA's space exploration goals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The CubeSat Launch Initiative gives students, teachers and faculty a chance to get hands-on flight hardware development experience in the process of...

2014-08-04 08:21:20

Selected government and commercial partners will have immediate and affordable access to space. EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Space Systems, a leader in development of affordable high-performance spacecraft, today unveiled the first round of its commercial Bootstrap(TM) initiative. Under Bootstrap(TM), Millennium will competitively select partners for an initial OEM production run of six ALTAIR(TM) spacecraft. Selected partners will see their missions...

IceCube' No Longer On Ice
2014-08-01 03:32:16

Lori Keesey, NASA NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission. The tiny payload, known as IceCube or Earth-1, will demonstrate and validate a new 874-gigahertz submillimeter-wave receiver that could help advance scientists’ understanding of ice clouds and their role in climate change. SMD also selected five heliophysics-related missions, two...

2014-07-08 23:13:47

Eu:CROPIS spacecraft to launch on a Spaceflight SHERPA vehicle in 2017. Seattle (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Spaceflight Inc., the company reinventing the model for launching small satellites into space, today announced it has signed the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to a launch services agreement for the Eu:CROPIS mission. The Eu:CROPIS spacecraft is scheduled for a rideshare launch on a Spaceflight SHERPA vehicle in 2017. Seeking to simulate the differing levels of gravity on Mars and the...

Mars Time Capsule Campaign Has Begun
2014-06-24 10:15:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Led by college students at several different American institutions, the Time Capsule to Mars (TCM) campaign has officially kicked off a crowd-funded effort to bring digital time capsules called CubeSats to the Red Planet. Project organizers said they hope to place three CubeSats on Mars within the next five years. The satellites will contain photos, videos and other content from people around the globe who financially contribute to the...

2014-06-20 23:05:56

Spaceflight showcases secondary-payload integration and logistics expertise with latest launch of small-satellite constellation for Planet Labs. Seattle (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Spaceflight Inc., the company reinventing the model for launching small satellites into space, today announced it has successfully deployed 11 Planet Labs Dove earth-imaging spacecraft from an International Space Company (ISC) Kosmotras-operated Dnepr launch vehicle. “SmallSat constellations are a critical, growing...

NASA's Four New Lines Of Business Focus On Problem-Solving
2014-05-07 03:50:41

By Bob Granath, NASA Engineering is about making dreams a reality. At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the team in the Engineering and Technology Directorate not only puts those visions on paper, but sees the designs all the way through from development to reality. This key organization recently aligned its structure around four new lines of business. This fresh approach is designed to bring its functions in line with the spaceport's efforts to transition from a historically...

2014-04-18 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 2.5 tons of NASA science investigations and cargo are on the way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:25 p.m. EDT Friday, April 18. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The mission is the company's third cargo delivery flight to the station...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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