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NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in on Vesta, and from now until the ion-powered spacecraft goes into orbit in mid-July, every picture of the giant asteroid will be the best one ever taken.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A report issued today by Coleman Bazelon, a principal of The Brattle Group, shows that the commercial Global Positioning System (GPS) industry has received an estimated $18 billion in implicit subsidies from the U.S.
3.3 Million U.S. Jobs and $96 Billion in Annual Direct Economic Benefits Are at Risk WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 3.3 million U.S.
A proposed high-speed wireless broadband network being launched by LightSquared is under scrutiny by the US government due to its potential to jam GPS systems used for aviation, public safety, and military operations, among other things.
DETROIT, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- u-blox, a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets, announces the successful demonstration of an enhanced LEA-6H GPS module which also supports GLONASS navigation.
BRUSSELS, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of the first two operational satellites of the EU's global navigation satellite system will take place on 20th October, the European Commission announced today.
The European Union (EU) said on Monday that the launch date for the first two satellites of its Galileo navigation system will be October 20.
The Spacecraft Assembly Facility of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif, was constructed in 1961 to support NASA's Ranger and Mariner missions to the moon, Venus and Mars.
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data analysis from NASA's Galileo spacecraft reveals a subsurface ocean of molten or partially molten magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
NASA said on Thursday that its Galileo spacecraft has revealed a subsurface ocean of molten, or partially molten, magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 1989 at 12:53 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23 at 9:33 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an inclination of 34.3 degrees and travelled 2 million miles. The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 21 seconds. The purpose of the mission was to launch the Galileo probe to Jupiter. The Galileo/Jupiter spacecraft and attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), was...
Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...
Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...
Jupiter's Moon Io -- Looking like a giant pizza covered with melted cheese and splotches of tomato and ripe olives, Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Volcanic plumes rise 300 kilometers (190 miles) above the surface, with material spewing out at nearly half the required escape velocity. A bit larger than Earth's moon, Io is the third largest of Jupiter's moons, and the fifth one in distance from the planet. Although Io always points the same side toward...
Jupiter's Moon Amalthea -- Amalthea [am-al-THEE-uh] is one of Jupiter's smaller moons. It was named after the nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter with goats milk. It was discovered in 1892 by the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard while making observations from the Lick Observatory with a 36 inch (91 centimeter) refractory telescope. Amalthea was the last moon in the solar system to be discovered through direct visual observation. It was also the first moon of Jupiter to be...
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