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SOFIA indicates star eruptions create, scatter elements with earth-like composition

Posted March 18, 2016 by

Observations made with NASA’s flying observatory, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy indicate that nova eruptions create elements that can form rocky planets, much like Earth.

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WorldView-4 to expand availability of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery

Posted November 18, 2016 by Peter W. Merlin

Once again, DigitalGlobe of Longmont, Colo., has expanded its capability to collect the world’s highest-resolution commercial satellite imagery of Earth's surface.

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US Air Force accepts Raytheon’s GPS OCX launch and checkout system

Posted November 3, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force has officially accepted Raytheon’s GPS Operational Control System launch and checkout system, also referred to as Block 0, signifying the company met all contractual requirements when it delivered the LCS to the service on Sept. 29. LCS is a fully modernized cyber-secure ground system complete with the computing hardware, operations center…

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NASA Challenge aims to grow human tissue to aid in deep space exploration

Posted June 13, 2016 by

NASA, in partnership with the nonprofit Methuselah Foundation’s New Organ Alliance, is seeking ways to advance the field of bioengineering through a new prize competition.

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New Boeing satellite will increase connectivity throughout Asia Pacific

Posted February 22, 2017 by

Boeing will build a 702 satellite to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite, owned and operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Kacific Broadband Satellites, has two distinct payloads. The JCSAT-18 payload will improve mobile and broadband services for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation customers in Asia…

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Lockheed Martin submits proposals for U.S. Air Force’s GPS IIIF program

Posted April 18, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin has submitted a competitive and fully compliant proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III Follow On program, which will add enhanced capabilities to the most advanced GPS satellites ever designed. The GPS IIIF program intends to produce up to 22 next-generation satellites. The Air Force’s first 10 GPS III satellites, currently in full…

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Rocket launch demonstrates new capability for testing technologies

Posted December 4, 2015 by

An UP Aerospace SpaceLoft sounding rocket soared into the sky Nov. 6 from Spaceport America, N.M., carrying four technology experiments for NASA's Flight Opportunities Program that funded the launch of these technologies.

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NASA selects six companies to develop prototypes, concepts for deep space habitats

Posted August 10, 2016 by

NASA has selected six U.S. companies to help advance the Journey to Mars by developing ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats.

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Sunshield layers fully integrated on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Posted August 7, 2017 by

The five sunshield layers responsible for protecting the optics and instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are now fully installed.

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SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

Posted July 27, 2018 by

SpaceX successfully launched 10 Iridium NEXT satellites from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 4:39 a.m., PDT, July 25. This was the seventh set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT. The satellites began deployment…

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