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Student Experiments To Launch August 23
2012-08-18 08:16:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Atmospheric and technological experiments designed by students at four different US universities will be carried into space the morning of Aug. 23, NASA officials announced on Friday. The experiments are part of the US space agency's RockSat-X educational initiative, which they explain is designed to allow pupils enrolled at educational institutions across the country to gain "hands-on experience in designing, fabricating, testing...

Two Hurricane Global Hawks Take To The Sky
2012-08-17 15:46:52

NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments flying over the storms. The unmanned aircraft, dubbed "severe storm sentinels," are operated by pilots located in ground control stations at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., and NASA's Dryden Flight Center on Edwards Air Base, Calif. The NASA Global Hawk is...

South Korean Man To Launch Homemade Satellite
2012-07-26 07:54:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A South Korean inventor is going where no man has gone before“¦ rather he will be the first individual to send a do-it-yourself satellite into orbit, after securing a contract with a French technology company to get his device launched into space. The 2.2-lb., 4-cu.-in. satellite was fully designed, developed and constructed by Song Hojun, a 34-year-old engineering student and ex-intern of a private satellite company,...

2012-07-20 05:36:49

NASA managers are rescheduling the launch of an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., until no earlier than Sunday, July 22. The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) launch was postponed for one day to allow for additional testing of launch vehicle systems. NASA has three consecutive days of launch opportunities for IRVE-3, with a liftoff window from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. EDT each day. IRVE-3 is part...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.