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2012-08-11 09:19:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced that it has chosen three teams for small spacecraft technology demonstration missions. The space agency chose the teams to advance the state of the art for small spacecraft in the areas of communications, formation flying and docking systems. It said the space technology flights are expected to start taking place sometime between 2014 and 2015. All of the selected missions will employ nanosatellites conforming to...

Nanosail-D Completes Mission
2011-11-30 11:55:53

After spending more than 240 days "sailing" around the Earth, NASA's NanoSail-D -- a nanosatellite that deployed NASA's first-ever solar sail in low-Earth orbit -- has successfully completed its Earth orbiting mission. Launched to space Nov. 19, 2010 as a payload on NASA's FASTSAT, a small satellite, NanoSail-D's sail deployed on Jan. 20. The flight phase of the mission successfully demonstrated a deorbit capability that could potentially be used to bring down decommissioned satellites...

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2011-03-03 09:05:00

By Rachel Hoover, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. More than one hundred days ago, on Nov. 19, 2010, NASA sent a small satellite about the size of a loaf of bread on an important mission to answer astrobiology's fundamental questions about the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the universe. Since then, the nanosatellite, known as Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stresses (O/OREOS) continues on its quest, which has taken it just about everywhere between the Arctic...

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2010-10-08 08:40:00

To mark an unprecedented flurry of exploration which is about to begin, NASA announced Thursday that the coming year will be "The Year of the Solar System" (YSS). "During YSS, we'll see triple the [usual] number of launches, flybys and orbital insertions," says Jim Green, Director of Planetary Science at NASA headquarters. "There hasn't been anything quite like it in the history of the Space Age. Naturally, it's a Martian year. "These events will unfold over the next 23 months, the length of...

2010-08-02 06:10:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has shipped the STPSat-2 satellite built for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Development and Test Wing (SDTW) to Alaska's Kodiak Launch Complex for scheduled liftoff aboard a Minotaur 4 rocket for a fall 2010 launch. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100802/LA43922) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100802/LA43922) STPSat-2 is the first spacecraft...

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2010-06-09 08:00:00

NASA has successfully completed a comprehensive pre-shipment review of the Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, or FASTSAT, a small, microsatellite class spacecraft bus that will carry six experiment payloads to low-Earth orbit. The pre-shipment review was completed in May, demonstrating the flight hardware has successfully passed all environmental and performance tests and is authorized for shipment to the launch site for final integration on the Minotaur IV launch vehicle,...

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2009-05-20 09:07:09

NASA's PharmaSat nanosatellite successfully launched at 7:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport located at Wallops Island, Va. PharmaSat rode to orbit aboard a four-stage Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket. Also aboard were the Air Force Research Laboratory's TacSat-3 satellite and other NASA CubeSat Technology Demonstration experiments, which include three four-inch cubed satellites developed by universities and industry. PharmaSat will...

2009-04-28 12:51:21

The U.S. space agency says it plans to launch a small satellite about the size of a loaf of bread to study how effectively drugs work in space. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration nanosatellite, known as PharmaSat, is a secondary payload aboard a U.S. Air Force four-stage Minotaur 1 rocket planned to be launched May 5. PharmaSat weighs approximately 10 pounds, NASA said. It contains a controlled environment micro-laboratory packed with sensors and optical systems that can detect...

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2009-04-28 14:17:26

NASA is preparing to fly a small satellite about the size of a loaf of bread that could help scientists better understand how effectively drugs work in space. The nanosatellite, known as PharmaSat, is a secondary payload aboard a U.S. Air Force four-stage Minotaur 1 rocket planned for launch the evening of May 5. PharmaSat weighs approximately 10 pounds. It contains a controlled environment micro-laboratory packed with sensors and optical systems that can detect the growth, density and health...

2009-04-28 12:12:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is preparing to fly a small satellite about the size of a loaf of bread that could help scientists better understand how effectively drugs work in space. The nanosatellite, known as PharmaSat, is a secondary payload aboard a U.S. Air Force four-stage Minotaur 1 rocket planned for launch the evening of May 5. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) PharmaSat weighs approximately 10 pounds. It contains a...


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