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NASAs AIM Mission Unlocks The Secrets Of Noctilucent Clouds

NASA's AIM Mission Unlocks The Secrets Of Noctilucent Clouds

[ Watch the Video: Unexpected Teleconnections in Noctilucent Clouds ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When you think about the North and South poles, they seem to be worlds apart. They are separated by four oceans, six...

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2014-04-15 16:20:42

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will tour the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and speak with students and faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder on Friday, Apr. 18. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Bolden will tour the LASP Space Technology Research Center at 8:45 a.m. MT, and hold a media availability at the conclusion of the tour. The lab currently is involved with a number of...

MAVEN Electra Relay Radio
2014-03-03 04:21:23

NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory The team operating NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission successfully completed, on Feb. 19, 2014, the initial post-launch power-on and checkout of the spacecraft's Electra Ultra High Frequency Transceiver. This wraps up the initial checkouts of all payloads on the MAVEN spacecraft, with everything performing as expected. MAVEN will examine the upper atmosphere of Mars to provide understanding about processes that led to the loss of...

2013-11-18 16:21:22

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA mission that will investigate how Mars lost its atmosphere and abundant liquid water launched into space at 1:28 p.m. EST Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft separated from an Atlas V Centaur rocket's second stage 53 minutes after launch. The solar arrays deployed...

2013-11-18 16:20:59

NASA Spacecraft Will Study Planet's Upper Atmosphere CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was successfully launched today at 1:28 pm ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V-401 rocket. The spacecraft has departed Earth and is now on its way to Mars, where it will study the planet's upper atmosphere. Launch...

Mars MAVEN Mission In Final Preparations For November Launch
2013-10-29 04:22:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Final preparations are underway for the launch of NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, which is currently scheduled for November 18. MAVEN, which will allow scientists to analyze the upper atmosphere of Mars in previously unimagined detail, is scheduled to depart Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1:28pm on that Monday afternoon. According to NASA officials, the probe will study the specific...

2013-10-23 12:21:19

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a news briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 28, to discuss the upcoming launch of the agency's next mission to Mars and the first devoted to understanding the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission will take place at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW in Washington, and air live on NASA Television...

Sounding Rocket Launch To Calibrate NASA's SDO Instrument
2013-10-21 11:50:44

NASA NASA will conduct a sounding rocket launch at 2 p.m. EDT, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico carrying an experiment to support the calibration of the EUV Variability Experiment, or EVE, aboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, satellite. EVE measures the total extreme ultraviolet output of the sun, called its irradiance. As part of the planned SDO/EVE program, the rocket calibration flight occurs about once a year to accurately determine...

MAVEN Mars Mission
2013-08-06 04:02:09

[ Watch the Video: NASA | MAVEN Magnetometer ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As the Mars Curiosity rover marks its one-year anniversary, NASA is already beginning final preparations for the November launch of its next mission to the Red Planet. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatiles Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday. It is currently housed in a cleanroom, undergoing in-depth testing and fueling prior to its...

2013-08-05 16:20:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's next spacecraft going to Mars arrived Friday, Aug. 2, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and is now perched in a cleanroom to begin final preparations for its November launch. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is undergoing detailed testing and fueling prior to being moved to its launch pad. The mission has a 20-day launch...