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NASA Developing ‘Super Ball Bot’ Rover For Possible Titan Mission
2013-12-29 08:37:05

While it might look like a squishable mess of ropes and tent poles, NASA’s proposed “Super Ball Bot” could hold the key to making landing a rover on another planet easier and far less expensive.

Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration Reveals Bright Future For Space Communication
2013-12-24 08:28:38

The completion of the 30-day Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration or LLCD mission has revealed that the possibility of expanding broadband capabilities in space using laser communications is as bright as expected.

Scientists Examine New Methods For Powering Moon Missions
2013-12-20 16:25:48

A new system to produce electricity on the Moon at night would rule out the need for batteries and nuclear power sources for future lunar missions.

Mars Curiosity Rover - A Look Back At 2013
2013-12-20 04:35:50

With a new year around the corner, redOrbit decided to take a look back at NASA’s most-prized rover’s accomplishments over the past year, looking at everything from breakthrough discoveries in Martian soil samples to Curiosity’s 100,00th laser shot.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory To Test New Supersonic Decelerator Technology
2013-12-18 06:35:49

A giant crane will tower above NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., shooting out of a hilly mesa like an oversized erector set, ready to help test components of NASA's Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.

Vesta's Hidden Attractions Provided By Dawn
2013-12-17 08:01:02

Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance. When viewed with the human eye, the giant asteroid Vesta, which was the object of scrutiny by the Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2012, is quite unspectacular color-wise.

NASA Hopes To Utilize China's Lunar Landing For Science
2013-12-16 03:50:13

China’s lunar landing on Saturday is not just a big step for the Chinese space agency; it also offers opportunities for NASA to gather even more data about our moon.


Latest Unmanned spacecraft Reference Libraries

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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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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.