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2013-08-05 16:20:15

Next Mission to Mars Progressing Toward November Launch DENVER, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft to the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on Friday, Aug. 2. The orbiter will now undergo three-and-a-half months of final processing in preparation for a November launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V-401 rocket. PHOTOS:...

Mars Atmosphere
2013-07-18 16:00:41

[ Watch the Video: Searching for Mars' Missing Atmosphere ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Curiosity rover has helped bring in some new insights about how Mars lost its original atmosphere. Scientists believe the original Martian atmosphere was much thicker than it is today, leading many to wonder how it became so thin. The Mars Curiosity laboratory has provided some clues into this mystery, which scientists recently reported about in the journal Science....

2013-07-12 23:19:27

Recognized for creating new opportunities in the Global Silicon Valley. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Maven, the Global Knowledge Marketplace, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 Companies to Watch. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 Companies to Watch signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Maven was specially...

NASA Invites Public To Send A Message To Mars
2013-05-02 10:55:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has announced a new campaign that will send people to Mars this year — well, at least their names and a brief message. The space agency is inviting people to submit their names online along with a personal message for a DVD to be carried aboard the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft that will be launched later this year. The DVD will carry every name submitted and three brief accompanying messages...

2013-05-01 16:22:41

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scheduled for launch in November, the DVD will be in NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft. The DVD is part of the mission's Going to Mars Campaign coordinated at the...

NASA Curiosity Finds Evidence Of Atmosphere Thinning On Mars
2013-04-08 11:54:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA´s Curiosity rover has been busy searching for signs that life may have once existed on the Red Planet. In the eight months since NASA dropped the rover on Mars, it has made significant progress in the hunt for water and life. In the latest round of evidence pertaining to Mars´ past, new measurements from Curiosity point towards the sky. These measurements, which consisted of analysis of Argon atoms in the...

MAVEN Receives Final Instrument
2013-04-04 11:54:13

NASA An instrument that will measure the composition of Mars' upper atmosphere has been integrated into NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft. MAVEN has a scheduled launch date of Nov. 18. Engineers and scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., in collaboration with partners at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Battel Engineering, Scottsdale, Ariz., and AMU Engineering, Miami, Fla., built the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer...

Comet May Be On A Collision Course With Mars
2013-03-28 10:52:43

NASA Science [ Watch the Video ScienceCasts: Collision Course? ] Over the years, the spacefaring nations of Earth have sent dozens of probes and rovers to explore Mars. Today there are three active satellites circling the red planet while two rovers, Opportunity and Curiosity, wheel across the red sands below. Mars is dry, barren, and apparently lifeless. Soon, those assets could find themselves exploring a very different kind of world. "There is a small but non-negligible chance...

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Designed To Study Mars' Magnetic Field
2013-03-27 14:43:06

WATCH VIDEO: [NASA | MAVEN Magnetometer] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is scheduled for launch later this year, and with it will launch an instrument designed to study Mars' magnetic field. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission will be carrying a sensitive magnetic-field instrument that will help investigate what remains of Mars' magnetic "shield." This Maven magnetometer will be playing a key role in studying...

Particles And Fields Package Integrated On MAVEN
2013-03-15 12:08:19

NASA The six science instruments that comprise the Particles and Fields Package that will characterize the solar wind and ionosphere of Mars have been integrated aboard NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft. The spacecraft is on track for launch later this year. The Solar Wind Electron Analyzer (SWEA) was the last of the six instruments to be delivered, and was integrated late last week at Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colo. SWEA measures the properties of...