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NASAs MAVEN Spacecraft Makes Final Preparations For Mars

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Makes Final Preparations For Mars

Izumi Hansen and Elizabeth Zubritsky, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center On Sept. 21, 2014, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will complete roughly 10 months of travel and enter orbit around the Red Planet. The...

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2014-09-17 16:20:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Flight Controllers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton, Colorado, will be responsible for the health and safety of the spacecraft throughout the process. The...

2014-09-12 16:20:29

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to a free talk called "The Case of the Missing Martian Atmosphere" with Dr. Jared Espley in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 18 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Jared Espley is a planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and a team member on the...

2014-09-12 12:21:12

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a televised media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Sept. 17, to outline activities around the Sunday, Sept. 21 orbital insertion at Mars of the agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft. The briefing will be held in NASA's Headquarters' auditorium, 300 E Street SW in Washington, and broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO...

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2014-08-13 03:30:35

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA On October 19, 2014, Comet Siding Spring will pass by Mars only 132,000 km away - which would be like a comet passing about 1/3 of the distance between Earth and the Moon. The nucleus of the comet won't hit Mars, but there could be a different kind of collision. "We hope to witness two atmospheres colliding," explains David Brain of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). "This is a once in a lifetime event!"...

2014-07-25 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The comet's nucleus will miss Mars by about 82,000 miles (132,000 kilometers), shedding material hurtling at about 35 miles (56 kilometers) per second, relative to Mars and...

NASA Issues RFI For Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites
2014-07-25 03:05:46

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the possibility of using commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions to the Red Planet. "We are looking to broaden participation in the exploration of Mars to include new models for government and commercial partnerships," said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's...

2014-07-15 23:13:32

Recognized for creating new opportunities in the Global Silicon Valley. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Maven, the world’s first professional knowledge logistics platform, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 100 Companies to Watch. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 100 Companies to Watch signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched...

2014-07-08 12:26:32

First-of-its-kind app facilitates the giving, receiving and tracking of referrals between businesses, promoters and customers NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LocalMaven today announced a breakthrough online platform and mobile app that empowers businesses and rewards influencers for word-of-mouth referrals. Through the platform, well-connected individuals, or "Mavens," earn commissions by engaging with their favorite businesses and sharing enticing deals with new customers. Customers...

Researchers Discover New Type Of Dust In Mars' Atmosphere
2014-06-23 13:34:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using ultraviolet and infrared imaging techniques, scientists have discovered that the Martian atmosphere contains particulate matter in two distinct sizes, according to a new report published in the journal Icarus. In the study, a team of Russian and French scientists observed the transition of Mars’ northern hemisphere into summer. During this transitional phase, the Sun’s rays poke through the Martian atmosphere and the...

Comet Siding Spring Won't Disrupt Martian Orbiters As It Makes Close Approach Of The Red Planet
2014-06-20 07:06:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Later this year, comet Siding Spring will have a very close brush with Mars. That brush will be so close, in fact, that it lead scientists to worry about the safety of the three spacecraft currently orbiting the planet. Some experts from the University of Maryland (UMD) have used a satellite mounted telescope to observe the "fresh" comet, however, and they find that it poses minimal danger to the Martian spacecraft. Instead, the...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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