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 How to Get Rid of a Satellite

How to Get Rid of a Satellite

Researchers at University of La Rioja (Spain) have developed a new method to eliminate artificial satellites in Highly Elliptical Orbits when they finish their mission.


 Comet Hitchhiker Would Take Tour of Small Bodies

Comet Hitchhiker Would Take Tour of Small Bodies

Catching a ride from one solar system body to another isn't easy. You have to figure out how to land your spacecraft safely and then get it on its way to the next destination.


 The World's Most Powerful Digital Camera

The World's Most Powerful Digital Camera

The Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera the world's largest at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).


 Attempting A Sub-millimeter Precision Task On Earth From Orbit

Attempting A Sub-millimeter Precision Task On Earth From Orbit

Early September will see the very first force-feedback-based teleoperation of a rover-based robotic arm system on Earth from the International Space Station, orbiting 400 km above our heads.


Arizona State University Chosen To Lead A Lunar CubeSat Mission Video in Story

A spacecraft the size of a shoebox with Arizona origins will soon be orbiting our nearest neighbor to create a map of water-ice on the Moon.


 Student Satellite Headed To International Space Station

Student Satellite Headed To International Space Station

A very special week is about to begin for approximately 30 students from Aalborg University, in Denmark, as their satellite - AAUSAT5 - waits to be launched to the International Space Station.


 Electric Solar Sail Concept Introduction

Electric Solar Sail Concept Introduction Video in Story

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program recently selected several concepts for further study including the Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System (HERTS), an electric solar sail concept.


 NASA Smallsat Program Research Opportunities

NASA Smallsat Program Research Opportunities

They say big things come in small packages, and that's evident with the small satellites that are becoming ubiquitous around NASA centers, university labs and even elementary school science classes.


 Student Experiments Launched from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

Student Experiments Launched from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

NASA launched a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket carrying the RockSat-X payload with university and community college student experiments at 6:04 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 12, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.


 Expedition 44 Crew Members Sample Leafy Greens Grown on Space Station

Expedition 44 Crew Members Sample Leafy Greens Grown on Space Station

Fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space officially is on the menu for the first time for NASA astronauts on the International Space Station.


 NASA Opens New CubeSat Opportunities for Low-Cost Space Exploration

NASA Opens New CubeSat Opportunities for Low-Cost Space Exploration

Space enthusiasts have an opportunity to contribute to NASA's exploration goals through the next round of the agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative.


 2015 Student Rocket Launch Highlights

2015 Student Rocket Launch Highlights Video in Story

On July 18, 2015, high-power sport rockets carried payloads thousands of feet above the plains of Pueblo, Colorado, at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Student Rocket Launch. The event marked the culmination of an experience designed to simulate a real-life launch campaign and inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).


 Windbots In the Skies of Jupiter

Windbots In the Skies of Jupiter

Among designers of robotic probes to explore the planets, there is certainly no shortage of clever ideas. There are concepts for robots that are propelled by waves in the sea.


 Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Funds SETI Initiative With $100 Million

Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Funds SETI Initiative With $100 Million Video in Story

Joined by an all-star cast of scientists that included Stephen Hawking, Martin Rees, Frank Drake, Geoff Marcy and Ann Druyan, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced that he was personally funding a series of new initiatives to kickstart the search for life in the universe called Breakthrough Initiatives.


 Student Satellite Wins Green Light for Station Deployment

Student Satellite Wins Green Light for Station Deployment

Following more than a year of intense effort channelled into a 10 cm box, the first of ESA's student satellites to be released from the International Space Station has been accepted for launch.


 Students Start Mapping Cosmic Rays and Solar Wind with LUCID

Students Start Mapping Cosmic Rays and Solar Wind with LUCID

A satellite experiment to study cosmic rays and the solar wind that was devised by school students is now successfully collecting data in space.


 Working Out in Artificial Gravity

Working Out in Artificial Gravity

Astronauts on the International Space Station have a number of exercise options, including a mechanical bicycle bolted to the floor, a weightlifting machine strapped to the wall, and a strap-down treadmill.


 NASA Tests Under-Ice Rover

NASA Tests Under-Ice Rover

A school of sardines fluttered by as giant leafy kelp swayed back and forth at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on Monday, June 22.


NASA and Microsoft Collaborate on Project Sidekick for ISS Virtual Reality Applications Video in Story

NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).


 NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket With Student Experiments

NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket With Student Experiments Video in Story

NASA successfully launched a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket carrying student experiments with the RockOn/RockSat-C programs at 6 a.m., today.



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