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2014-04-11 08:25:32

Maven expands presence into the Latin American market ROCKVILLE, Md., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maven Engineering, a wholesale distributor of complex machined parts to customers in the railroad and defense industries, attended the 18(th) biannual International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) in Santiago, Chile, March 25 - 30, 2014. FIDAE is Latin America's largest airshow with more than 40,000 attendees. FIDAE provided an opportunity for aerospace and defense industry experts from...

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...

2014-01-21 08:21:16

System Projected to Provide 10 Times More Power than the Largest Current Satellite Solar Array Technology ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) demonstrated full deployment of a large MegaFlex(TM) solar array under a NASA contract to further the development of a high-power system to be used for future robotic and manned exploration missions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/CG49597) ATK's 9.6 meter (32 ft) diameter Solar Electric...

Thousand Applicants Picked To Compete For Spot On Mars One Project
2014-01-02 10:24:07

[ Watch the Video: Candidates For Mars Trip Narrowed Down ] Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Out of 200,000 applicants to establish a colony on Mars by 2025, Mars One announces the selection of 1058 candidates. Mars One is a non-profit organization with the goal of establishing a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet. Co-founder of Mars One, Bas Lansdorp says, “We’re extremely appreciative and impressed with the sheer number of people who submitted...

NASA Vespr Rocket To Study Venus Atmosphere
2013-11-26 11:12:52

[ Watch the Video: NASA Sounding Rocket To Have A Look At Venus ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A NASA rocket being sent up to study the atmosphere of Venus is slated for launch on Monday; just seven days after the space agency launched a probe to study the Martian atmosphere. While the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the Venus Spectral Rocket (VeSpR) lifted off from White...

2013-11-19 08:20:39

First Martian Orbiter Sent to Find Out What Happened to the Water on Mars BRISTOL, Pa., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation is protecting mission critical payload instruments carried aboard the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) space mission and the spacecraft itself. DUNMORE's multi-layer insulation (MLI) materials shield onboard electronics from extreme temperatures as the spacecraft travels ten months to an orbit around Mars. (Photo:...

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...

2013-11-18 16:20:44

ATK Composite and Propulsion Technologies Help Launch MAVEN Spacecraft ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) provided critical hardware for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V vehicle that launched a first-of-its-kind spacecraft today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Now on its way to Mars, NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) spacecraft will survey the upper atmosphere of the red planet to help scientists understand how the...

Mars Next Stop For NASA's MAVEN Mission After Successful Launch
2013-11-18 13:03:03

[ Watch the Video: Mars MAVEN Mission Launch Successful ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new spacecraft aimed at un-layering the history of Mars’ upper atmosphere launched from Cape Canaveral on Monday. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission will be joining up with other elite spacecraft orbiting around the Red Planet in September 2014, after traveling millions of miles across the solar system. MAVEN will be the first spacecraft to...