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2013-09-04 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's schedule of events, including news conferences and live television coverage related to the Friday, Sept. 6 launch of the agency's next lunar mission, is now available. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Launch is...

Mysterious Lunar Twilight Rays To Be Studied By NASA Mission
2013-09-04 11:25:34

[ Watch The Video - ScienceCasts: NASA Mission Seeks Lunar Air ] [ Watch The Video - NASA Ames Introduces LADEE Spacecraft Animation ] Science@NASA Back in the 60s and 70s, Apollo astronauts circling the Moon saw something that still puzzles researchers today. About 10 seconds before lunar sunrise or lunar sunset, pale luminous streamers would pop up over the gray horizon. These “twilight rays” were witnessed by crewmembers of Apollo 8, 10, 15 and 17. Back on Earth, we see...

2013-09-03 16:22:33

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA education specialists and teachers from across Virginia will engage the public about the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission and science, technology, engineering and math - or STEM - activities at this weekend's NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) in Richmond, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The event will be held Sept. 6 - 7 at RIR and is the...

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...


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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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