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Image 1 - First Round Of Thermal Vacuum Testing For Landsat's TIRS Instrument
2011-11-02 09:03:23

[ Watch the Video ] The Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) that will fly on the next Landsat satellite came out of its first round of thermal vacuum testing Tuesday, October 4 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The two-month test marked the first time engineers evaluated the fully-assembled instrument at its normal operating temperature, a frigid 43 Kelvin (-382° F). The verdict is that TIRS is living up to its design and even exceeding expectations in some areas. The...

2011-06-14 09:00:00

LANCASTER, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermacore (www.thermacore.com), a leading provider of advanced thermal solutions, announced today that it recently delivered Constant Conductance Heat Pipes (CCHPs) to NASA in support of the agency's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, as well as high thermally conductive k-Core® structural components for the agency's Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) program supporting the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM)....

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2010-06-02 07:02:42

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) reached a major milestone last week when it successfully completed its Mission Critical Design Review (CDR). From May 25-27, an independent review board chaired by Steve Jurczyk, Deputy Director at NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. to conduct the review. The CDR certifies that the maturity of the LDCM design is appropriate to support proceeding with full-scale fabrication,...

2010-06-01 16:29:00

GREENBELT, Md., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) reached a major milestone last week when it successfully completed its Mission Critical Design Review (CDR). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) From May 25-27, an independent review board chaired by Steve Jurczyk, Deputy Director at NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. to conduct the review. The CDR...

2010-05-27 07:44:43

NASA engineers have begun building hardware for a new Landsat satellite instrument that helps monitor water consumption "” an important capability in the U.S. West where precipitation is sparse and water rights are allocated "” now that they have passed an independent review of the instrument's design and integration and testing methods. "Having received the green light on our design during NASA's Critical Design Review, we are moving out on full implementation of our instrument,"...

2010-05-26 16:12:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA engineers have begun building hardware for a new Landsat satellite instrument that helps monitor water consumption -- an important capability in the U.S. West where precipitation is sparse and water rights are allocated -- now that they have passed an independent review of the instrument's design and integration and testing methods. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "Having received the green light on...

2009-12-08 14:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft which is scheduled for launch in December 2012. General Dynamics is responsible for the design and fabrication of the spacecraft bus, integration of the government-furnished instruments, satellite-level testing, on-orbit satellite check-out and continuing...

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2008-12-19 13:51:23

Engineers at the University of Idaho have developed unique new technology that will be used in upcoming NASA missions that will study the Earth and Sun-Earth connection. Under the general guidance of a grant technical officer Pen-Shu Yeh, a senior engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., the engineering team at the University of Idaho's (U-Idaho) Center for Advanced Microelectronics Biomolecular Research (CAMBR) located in Post Falls, Idaho, recently developed three...


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