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Twin spacecraft to weigh in on Earth’s changing water

Posted April 30, 2018 by

A pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet’s ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets, and crust is in final preparations for a California launch no earlier than May 19.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to mature development of 1-Newton GR-1 thruster

Posted December 28, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been selected for a public-private partnership with NASA to mature the design of the 1-Newton GR-1 monopropellant thruster, which uses a green propellant known as AF-M315E. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Once matured, the improved GR-1 thruster will enable the technology to transition from development to production…

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NASA unveils new public web portal for research results

Posted August 17, 2016 by

Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation of the NASA-Funded Research Results portal on NASA.gov reflects the agency’s ongoing commitment to providing broad public access to science data. “At NASA, we are celebrating this opportunity to extend access…

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Five tips for photographing Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

Posted August 11, 2017 by

The total solar eclipse crossing America on Aug. 21 will be the first eclipse to march from sea to shining sea in nearly 100 years.

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NASA announces new partnerships to develop space exploration technologies

Posted August 13, 2018 by

Blue Origin photograph Blue Origin is one of six companies selected for NASA’s Tipping Point solicitation. Pictured here, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket lifted off July 18 carrying five NASA-supported technologies to flight test in space. NASA is partnering with six U.S. companies to develop 10 “tipping point” technologies that have the potential to significantly…

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NASA selects instrument team to build next-gen planet hunter

Posted March 30, 2016 by

NASA has selected a team to build a new, cutting-edge instrument that will detect planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets, by measuring the miniscule “wobbling” of stars.

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Boeing WGS-8 satellite nearly doubles bandwidth for military users

Posted December 9, 2016 by

Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.

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U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III satellite receives commands from next-gen OCX ground control segment

Posted December 13, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph GPS III Space Vehicle 01 (GPS III SV01) at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility. The first advanced GPS III satellite successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with the Next Generation Operational Control System, further validating the U.S. Air Force’s modernized Global Positioning System (GPS) is ready to launch its first satellite….

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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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SOFIA status update

Posted June 29, 2016 by

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), NASA’s flying telescope, was cleared to return to flight on June 27, 2016 (New Zealand date). On June 15, a crack was found in the thrust ring of one of SOFIA’s four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J engines during a routine inspection. To rectify the problem SOFIA’s team sourced…

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