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2009-05-21 16:10:49

The U.S. space agency says it plans to launch two satellites that are designed to gather new information about the moon. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the satellites -- to be launched June 17 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida -- are the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite. NASA said the LRO will help identify safe landing sites for future manned lunar missions, locate potential resources, characterize...

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2009-05-22 10:05:00

NASA on Thursday announced plans for the launch of two satellites in June that will prepare the way for the space agency's return to the Moon. NASA detailed the two missions of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). Slated to launch June 17 aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the two satellites will pave the way for a new era of lunar exploration. "We had the original target of providing...

2009-05-19 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a briefing about two upcoming lunar missions scheduled to launch in June that will begin a journey to better understand the moon. A briefing with members of the mission and science teams will be held Thursday, May 21, at 4 p.m. EDT, in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW, in Washington. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. (Logo:...

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2009-05-19 15:15:00

NASA will hold a briefing about two upcoming lunar missions scheduled to launch in June that will begin a journey to better understand the moon. A briefing with members of the mission and science teams will be held Thursday, May 21, at 4 p.m. EDT, in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW, in Washington. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, focuses on the selection of safe...

2009-02-18 11:36:31

The U.S. space agency says its Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS, is en route to Florida for a scheduled spring launch. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration satellite -- being moved from the Northrop Grumman Corp. facility in Redondo Beach, Calif., to the Kennedy Space Center -- will search for water ice on the moon in a permanently shadowed crater near one of the lunar poles. NASA said LCROSS is a low-cost, accelerated-development, companion mission...

2009-02-17 16:11:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS, is enroute from Northrop Grumman's facility in Redondo Beach, Calif., to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for a spring launch. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The satellite's primary mission is to search for water ice on the moon in a permanently shadowed crater near one of the lunar poles. LCROSS is a low-cost,...

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2009-02-17 16:20:00

NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS, is enroute from Northrop Grumman's facility in Redondo Beach, Calif., to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for a spring launch. The satellite's primary mission is to search for water ice on the moon in a permanently shadowed crater near one of the lunar poles. LCROSS is a low-cost, accelerated-development, companion mission to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO. At Kennedy, the two spacecraft...

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2009-02-11 13:20:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, spacecraft was loaded on a truck Wednesday to begin its two-day journey to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Launch is targeted for April 24. The spacecraft was built by engineers at Goddard, where it recently completed two months of tests in a thermal vacuum chamber. During its time in the chamber, the spacecraft was subjected to hot and cold temperatures it will experience as it orbits the moon. The satellite's mission is one of the first...

2009-02-11 12:00:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, spacecraft was loaded on a truck Wednesday to begin its two-day journey to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Launch is targeted for April 24. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The spacecraft was built by engineers at Goddard, where it recently completed two months of tests in a thermal vacuum chamber. During its time in the chamber, the spacecraft was subjected...

2009-02-02 13:20:09

The U.S. space agency says it has selected four teams to observe the impact of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite. The satellite is part of a small companion mission to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., this spring. Instruments aboard the satellite are designed to search for evidence of water ice on the moon as the spacecraft collides with a permanently shadowed crater near one of the moon's poles. The resulting debris plumes from...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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