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LADEE Initial Systems Checkout Phase Successfully Completed
2013-09-11 10:03:06

[ Watch The Video - LADEE Launches! ] NASA After a spectacular launch, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft was placed by the Minotaur V launch vehicle into an elliptic orbit around Earth, as the start of our journey to the moon. After adjusting some fault protection settings to enable the reaction wheels, mission controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., successfully completed the initial systems checkout phase, and...

NASA Developing TextureCam Smart Camera System
2013-09-09 19:22:06

[ Watch the Video: Smart Cameras For Future Mars Rovers ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online As urgent as interplanetary exploration might seem, NASA must deal with a significant communication delay that acts as a bottleneck between robotic explorers like the Curiosity rover on Mars and scientists here on Earth. To help address that problem, a team of scientists based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. have developed a new camera...

2013-09-09 12:20:56

TASC provides mission support to rocket launch powering NASA lunar mission CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TASC, Inc. helped ensure the success of the inaugural mission of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Minotaur V rocket from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Sept. 6 by providing independent mission assurance, launch site support and engineering analysis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120730/PH48590LOGO ) The Minotaur V mission launched the NASA Lunar...

2013-09-09 08:35:21

First Ever Space Laser Communication Package May One Day Replace Radio Waves BRISTOL, Pa., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation is protecting four science payload instrument packages carried aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) space mission and the spacecraft itself. DUNMORE's multi-layered insulation (MLI) materials defend electronics and other mission-critical technology from extreme temperatures between -195 degrees F to more than 300...

2013-09-09 08:20:14

PARIS, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced that it has applied substantial enhancements to its A2100 satellite platform to meet current and future global communications market needs. The new A2100 technical update addresses design architecture and manufacturing processes, offering satellite operators catalog-to-order solutions that leverage common parts, subsystems and components to meet specific customer and mission needs. "We literally are transforming...

LADEE Launches Towards Moon
2013-09-07 04:32:33

[ Watch the Video: LADEE Launches! ] Lee Rannals & Staff for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission launched on Friday night, and is now making its way towards the Moon. The latest lunar mission from NASA seeks to gather more information about the moon's atmosphere, as well as understand environment influences on lunar dust. LADEE took off towards the moon from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard a...

mars rover curiosity
2013-09-07 03:45:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people have someone they know who has a job they are a little envious of, but there are few people in this world who have careers that even some of the most coveted positioned people envy — driving a rover on Mars. Last year, NASA landed its fourth rover on Mars and kickstarted a mission that would unveil more about the Red Planet than ever before. This rover has provided incredible imagery of our neighboring planet, and has...

2013-09-06 08:20:16

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is launching an official Instagram profile that will take its fans on an out-of-this-world journey through images of Earth and beyond. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "We're constantly looking to expand our social media portfolio to include tools that will best tell NASA's story of exploration and discovery," said NASA Press Secretary Lauren Worley. "Instagram has a passionate following of users...

Mars Lander InSight Has Four Potential Targets
2013-09-04 19:15:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online NASA has dwindled down its list for potential landing sites for its next Mars lander mission down to four possibilities. The space agency's stationary Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander mission will be launching in March 2016 and landing on the Red Planet six months later. NASA said it has narrowed its list of 22 possible landing spots down to four sites. All four of the...

2013-09-04 16:21:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has narrowed to four the number of potential landing sites for the agency's next mission to the surface of Mars, a 2016 lander to study the planet's interior. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The stationary Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to launch in March 2016 and land on Mars six months later. It will touch down at one...


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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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