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NASA’s Webb Telescope ghostly ‘lights out’ inspection

Posted March 15, 2017 by

What happens when the lights are turned out in the enormous clean room that currently houses NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope? The technicians who are inspecting the telescope and its expansive golden mirrors look like ghostly wraiths in this image as they conduct a “lights out inspection” in the Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility…

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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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Lockheed Martin reveals new human lunar lander concept

Posted October 5, 2018 by

On Oct. 3, at the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, Lockheed Martin experts revealed the company's crewed lunar lander concept and showed how the reusable lander aligns with NASA's lunar Gateway and future Mars missions.

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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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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope receives first mirror installation

Posted November 25, 2015 by

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction.

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Lockheed Martin’s first smart satellites are tiny with big missions

Posted March 20, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin has announced a new generation of space technology launching this year that will allow satellites to change their missions in orbit.

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Lockheed Martin reveals new details to Mars base camp vision

Posted September 29, 2017 by

At the International Astronautical Congress Sept. 28 in Adelaide, Australia, Lockheed Martin experts are revealing new details of its Mars Base Camp concept including how it aligns with NASA's lunar Deep Space Gateway and a Mars surface lander.

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Navy satellite system receives green light for expanded operational use

Posted August 3, 2018 by Steven A. Davis

Marine Corps photograph by Eddie Young Marines from the 1st Marine Division test out the Mobile User Objective System at a Field User Evaluation in Camp Pendleton, California. MUOS is a satellite communication system that uses commercial cell phone technology to increase access while on the battlefield. Marine Corps Systems Command will begin fielding MUOS…

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NASA opens $2 million third phase of 3D-Printed Habitat Competition

Posted November 8, 2017 by

Future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond will require innovative options to shelter our explorers, and we won’t be able to carry all of the materials with us from Earth. NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a Centennial Challenges competition, seeks ways to create or develop the technologies needed to create such habitats on-site, and challenges…

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NASA upgrades space station emergency communications ground stations

Posted April 25, 2018 by

NASA photograph An upgraded VHF antenna capable of supporting both the VHF1 and VHF2 frequencies. Since the launch of the International Space Station’s first component in 1998, communications infrastructure has been critical to the station’s success and crew safety. NASA is currently implementing upgrades to very high frequency communications ground stations that backup the station’s…

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