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2013-09-03 12:20:38

NEWTOWN, Pa., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] A2100 communications satellite series has achieved a major milestone by achieving over 400 cumulative years of successful, in-orbit operations. "The versatile and configurable A2100 common platform offers both our commercial and government customers reduced cost and risk while ensuring mission success, high reliability and outstanding sustained performance," said Linda Reiners, president of Lockheed...

China Enters New Territory With Lunar Lander, Scheduled For Launch This Year
2013-08-29 12:21:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China announced on Wednesday that it will launch its first lunar lander, the Chang'e 3, by the end of the year. Named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, the upcoming Chang’e mission marks the next step in the Asian nation’s ambitious space program. "Chang'e-3 has officially entered its launch stage, following its research and manufacture period," said a government statement released to state media. "The mission will see a...

NASA Looks To Lasers For Deep Space Communications
2013-08-29 10:57:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Laser-based fiber optic technology may slowly be becoming the standard way to send digital communications here on Earth – but for deep-space transmissions, NASA and other space agencies have been relying on radio waves to send data and computer codes. That is expected to change when NASA initiates its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. The...

2013-08-28 16:20:31

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Model rocket enthusiasts are invited to launch their rockets September 1 from the Visitor Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and learn about NASA's next mission to the moon: the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). All are welcome to view the launches and learn about the mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In partnership with NASA's Ames...

2013-08-27 16:20:28

WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents and visitors for the launch of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), scheduled to lift-off at 11:27 p.m. EDT, Sept. 6, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0B at the Wallops Flight Facility, will have two prime viewing locations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Accomack County Board...

New Evidence Water On Moon
2013-08-27 14:35:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Nature Geoscience say they have found potential evidence of water below the surface of our Moon. NASA-funded researchers, using data from the space agency's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument aboard the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, have detected magmatic water, or water that originates from deep within the lunar interior. This is the first time scientists have...

2013-08-27 12:20:58

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA-funded lunar research has yielded evidence of water locked in mineral grains on the surface of the moon from an unknown source deep beneath the surface. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Using data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument aboard the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists remotely detected magmatic water, or water that originates from deep...

NASA Prepare Lunar Launch From Virginia
2013-08-23 09:34:43

[ Watch the Video: New Moon Mission Ready For Launch ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is currently preparing to launch a new mission from Virginia on September 6 that is expected to set many firsts for the space agency. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is a robotic mission that will send a car-sized orbiter to the moon in an effort to gather detailed information about the composition of the thin lunar atmosphere and determine if...

2013-08-22 16:21:09

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an attempt to answer prevailing questions about our moon, NASA is making final preparations to launch a probe at 11:27 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The small car-sized Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is a robotic mission that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the...

Major Role Played By NASA Goddard In NASA Lunar Mission
2013-08-21 15:07:49

NASA In partnership with NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Calif., Goddard's Wallops Flight Facility will launch the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer known as LADEE in September, a robotic mission that will study the moon's thin atmosphere and dust particles. Ames manages the 100-day mission—-which will attempt to confirm whether dust caused a mysterious glow on the lunar horizon astronauts observed during several Apollo missions—and Goddard plays a...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...

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