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NASA's Rover Opportunity Views Comet Siding Spring Near Mars
2014-10-21 03:29:49

Provided by Guy Webster, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured images of a comet passing much closer to Mars than any previous known comet flyby of Earth or Mars. The images of comet Siding Spring were taken against a backdrop of the pre-dawn Martian sky on Sunday (Oct. 19). Images of comet A1 Siding Spring from the rover's panoramic camera (Pancam) are online at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA18591...

Mars Orbiter Image Shows Nucleus Of Comet Siding Spring Is Small
2014-10-21 03:15:54

Provided Guy Webster, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured views of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring while that visitor sped past Mars on Sunday (Oct. 19), yielding information about its nucleus. The images are the highest-resolution views ever acquired of a comet coming from the Oort Cloud at the fringes of the solar system. Other spacecraft have approached and studied comets with...

thermal spacex
2014-10-17 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "Because the technologies required to land large payloads on Mars are significantly different...

2014-10-15 16:21:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA spacecraft designed to track Earth's water in one of its most important, but least recognized forms -- soil moisture -- now is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for launch in January. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft arrived Wednesday at its launch site on California's central coast after traveling from NASA's Jet...

2014-10-15 08:22:02

DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $124.6 million fixed-price contract for the manufacture and delivery of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ground components. The contract provides for the delivery of U.S. government THAAD launchers, support equipment, fire control and communication spares, and launcher spares. "THAAD provides the Warfighter with the requisite deployability, combat power...

2014-10-14 16:20:58

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, and yielded a comprehensive map of highly-variable ozone in the atmosphere underlying the coronas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO...

MAVEN Spectrograph
2014-10-14 13:58:49

Provided by Dwayne Brown, Nancy Jones, and Bill Steigerwald / NASA NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, and yielded a comprehensive map of highly-variable ozone in the atmosphere underlying the coronas. The spacecraft, which entered Mars' orbit Sept....

2014-10-14 08:21:05

Raytheon delivers 10th AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to Missile Defense Agency six months ahead of schedule WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. just gained another defensive system that will help protect the U.S. and its allies from ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered its tenth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) six months ahead of schedule. AN/TPY-2 is an integral element of the Ballistic Missile...

x37-b
2014-10-13 04:24:32

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The top-secret, 22-month-long military mission of the X-37B robotic mini-shuttle will end this week, as the US Air Force announced on Friday that the space plane is scheduled to touch down in California on Tuesday. According to Reuters reporter Irene Klotz, weather and technical factors will determine the exact time when the 29-foot-long space plane also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle will land at Vandenberg Air Force Base near the...

siding spring 2
2014-10-09 16:20:53

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass within about 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet -- less than half the distance between Earth and our moon and less than...


Latest Space technology Reference Libraries

Elon Musk
2013-08-05 10:31:59

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...

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2009-07-06 12:24:05

The Pioneer Program is a series of American unmanned space missions designed for planetary exploration. The program included a number of missions, but the most well-known missions were Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11. Both Pioneer 10 and 11 explored the outer planets and left our solar system. Both probes carry a gold plaque, depicting a man and a woman and information about the origin of the probes and their creators. The Pioneer probe was named by Stephen A. Saliga, who was chief designer of Air...

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2009-07-06 12:14:43

Project Constellation is a spaceflight program run by NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The program goals are to continue significant operations away from Earth's environment, to develop technologies needed for expanding exploration of space, and to continue conducting fundamental science. Project Constellation was developed by the Exploration Systems Architecture Study, which established how NASA would pursue the goals from the Vision for Space Exploration and the...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

NEAR-Shoemaker Mission -- The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous - Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker), renamed after its launch in honor of Gene Shoemaker, is an unmanned spacecraft designed to study the near-Earth asteroid Eros from close orbit over a period of a year. The primary scientific objectives of NEAR were to return data on the bulk properties, composition, mineralogy, morphology, internal mass distribution and magnetic field of Eros. Secondary objectives include studies of regolith...

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