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NASA spacecraft returns new images of Pluto en route to historic encounter

Posted February 6, 2015 by

NASA/JHU APL/SwRI photograph The image of Pluto and its moon Charon, taken by NASAís New Horizons spacecraft, was magnified four times to make the objects more visible. Over the next several months, the apparent sizes of Pluto and Charon, as well as the separation between them, will continue to expand in the images. NASA’s New…

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New probe to improve understanding of global climate change

Posted February 6, 2015 by Peter W. Merlin

A new NASA spacecraft launched Jan. 31 from California will measure soil moisture across the globe to help scientists better understand and predict weather cycles and climate change.

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With Boeing Inmarsat-5 launch, global broadband network closer to reality

Posted February 4, 2015 by

Photograph courtesy of International Launch Services The second Boeing Inmarsat-5 satellite launched Feb. 1 and sent signals from orbit, the next step in establishing Global Xpress, the worldís first globally available high-speed mobile broadband service for government and commercial users. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ The second Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite has sent its first signals from…

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Posted January 30, 2015 by

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft captures best-ever view of dwarf planet

Posted January 28, 2015 by

Zoomed out – PIA19173 Ceres appears sharper than ever at 43 pixels across, a higher resolution than images of Ceres taken by the NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2003 and 2004. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles from Ceres Jan….

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ATK completes installation of world’s largest solid rocket motor for ground test

Posted January 23, 2015 by

NASA and ATK have completed installing the first Space Launch System booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a specialized test stand in Utah.

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Third Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite launched, responding to commands

Posted January 23, 2015 by

The third Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy is now responding to commands after being launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 20.

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ULA successfully launches Navy’s Mobile User Objective System-3

Posted January 23, 2015 by

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the third Mobile User Objective System satellite for the U.S. Navy launched from Space Launch Complex-41 at 8:04 p.m., EST, Jan. 21.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion supports launch, flight of third MUOS satellite

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne played a critical role in successfully placing the third of five planned Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) satellites, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, into orbit for the U.S. Navy. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with five Aerojet…

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U.S. Navy poised to Launch Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-3 satellite

Posted January 16, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the third Mobile User Objective System satellite, MUOS-3, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 20 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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