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2012-06-08 02:25:02

MEDINA, N.Y., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TREK, INC., a designer and manufacturer of high-voltage amplifiers and electrostatic voltmeters, has one of its products onboard a satellite recently launched in Japan. TREK JAPAN KK, an affiliate of TREK, INC., has been working with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT) to find ways to protect orbiting satellites from damage. A major contributor to satellite damage is electrostatic discharge (ESD),...

2012-06-07 06:21:39

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and The Nature Conservancy have joined forces to support the ability to measure precipitation on a global scale while also understanding migratory bird habitats on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The organizations have signed a Space Act Agreement that will provide a location to support NASA's Precipitation Science programs, in particular the NASA-JAXA Global...

2012-04-26 10:20:28

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) reveal an old star in the throes of a fiery outburst and spraying the cosmos with dust. The findings offer a rare, real-time look at the process by which stars like our sun seed the universe with building blocks for other stars, planets and even life. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The star, catalogued as WISE J180956.27-330500.2, was discovered...

ESA Signs Astro-H Agreement With JAXA
2012-04-11 04:04:52

An agreement was signed by ESA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for cooperation on Astro-H, an important mission that will provide a unique opportunity for probing extreme phenomena in the Universe. Astro-H will study astrophysical objects including black holes and neutron stars, explore the non-thermal Universe, and investigate the large-scale structure of the Universe and its evolution. The agreement was signed on 16 March by Prof. Alvaro Giménez...

2012-03-01 09:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has shipped the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI) to Goddard Space Flight Center for integration with the spacecraft. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/LA62132) The GMI instrument will play an essential role in the worldwide measurement of precipitation and the Earth's environmental forecasting when it launches aboard the GPM space-borne Core...

Study Finds Space Dust Gives Asteroids Their Shape
2012-02-28 12:10:28

Japanese researchers discovered while studying grains of dust from the Itokawa asteroid that tiny particles of space dust bombard asteroids and give them their shape. The researchers analyzed the size, mineralogy, shape and geochemistry of five dust grains recovered by the Japanese asteroid probe Hayabusa. Hayabusa succeeded in returning over 1,500 grains of dust from the asteroid Itokawa when it parachuted into the Australian outback in June 2010. "Our findings show the landscape...

2012-02-08 16:22:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Japanese scientists and engineers have completed construction on a new instrument designed to take 3-D measurements of the shapes, sizes and other physical characteristics of both raindrops and snowflakes. The instrument will be shipped from Japan to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., to be integrated into an upcoming NASA Earth science satellite. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Designed...

European Finalists Selected In Space Lab Student Competition
2012-01-19 04:14:54

Sixty space experiment proposals have been selected as finalists in the YouTube Space Lab student science competition, co-sponsored by ESA. Judges must now select the two top entries to be flown on the International Space Station. ESA, NASA, JAXA and the Canadian Space Agency have joined Google, YouTube, Lenovo and Space Adventures in an international science competition that challenges students aged 14—16 and 17—18 to design an experiment that can be conducted in microgravity...

NASA Cold Weather Airborne Campaign To Measure Falling Snow
2012-01-13 04:41:09

Beginning Jan. 17, NASA will fly an airborne science laboratory above Canadian snowstorms to tackle a difficult challenge facing the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission -- measuring snowfall from space. GPM is an international satellite mission that will set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space, providing next-generation observations of worldwide rain and snow every three hours. It is also the first mission designed to detect falling snow...

2012-01-12 11:23:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning Jan. 17, NASA will fly an airborne science laboratory above Canadian snowstorms to tackle a difficult challenge facing the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission -- measuring snowfall from space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) GPM is an international satellite mission that will set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space, providing next-generation...