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NASA To Fly Deep Space Atomic Clock To Improve Navigation Technology
2012-04-11 13:29:41

When people think of space technologies, many think of high-tech solar panels, complex and powerful propulsion systems or sophisticated, electronic guidance systems. Another critical piece of spaceflight technology, however, is an ultra stable, highly accurate device for timing - essential to NASA's success on deep-space exploration missions. NASA is preparing to fly a Deep Space Atomic Clock, or DSAC, demonstration that will revolutionize the way we conduct deep-space navigation by...

2009-12-16 06:30:00

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that it has received a new $6.4 million order for its fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based TG-6000 inertial measurement unit (IMU) for use in the U.S. Navy's MK54 torpedoes. Shipments for this order are expected to begin during the first half of 2010 and continue into 2011. The KVH TG-6000 IMU precisely measures both rate and acceleration in three axes, critical for the navigation of a...

2008-12-16 14:30:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the ability to maneuver and guide 81mm air-dropped mortars to a stationary ground target after release from an aircraft. The guide-to-target flight tests verified the ability of the novel General Dynamics guidance system to provide a precision strike capability utilizing low-cost mortars. These test results build on previous pre-programmed maneuver...


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