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 CubeSat OUFTI-1 Sends A Message

CubeSat OUFTI-1 Sends A Message

Recording of signal coming from student-built CubeSat OUFTI-1 which, as part of ESA's Education 'Fly Your Satellite!' programme, was launched on 25 April 2016 on the Soyuz VS14 flight from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.


 Tim Peake Will Drive A Mars Rover On Earth - From Space

Tim Peake Will Drive A Mars Rover On Earth - From Space

In a live space-to-ground test of humanrobot cooperation, ESA astronaut Tim Peake will control a rover on Earth on Friday from the International Space Station, helping prepare for future exploration missions.


 Fly Your Satellite!

Fly Your Satellite!

For three student teams, the dream of building and working on a real space mission is coming true. A trio of student-built CubeSats were released into space as part of ESA's Education Office 'Fly Your Satellite!' programme.


 Gene Analysis System Could Accelerate Pace of Research on the Space Station

Gene Analysis System Could Accelerate Pace of Research on the Space Station

Biologists around the world routinely perform gene expression analysis to better understand living systems.


 Students Design Inflatable Heat Shield for NASA Mars Mission Contest

Students Design Inflatable Heat Shield for NASA Mars Mission Contest

The path for humans to Mars could be paved by University at Buffalo students.


 NASA Begins Testing of Revolutionary E-Sail Technology

NASA Begins Testing of Revolutionary E-Sail Technology

Testing has started at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on a concept for a potentially revolutionary propulsion system that could send spacecraft to the edge of our solar system, the heliopause, faster than ever before.


 A CubeSat Tracks Worldwide Air Traffic

A CubeSat Tracks Worldwide Air Traffic

Led by GomSpace in Denmark, GomX-3 is a 3-unit CubeSat mission to demonstrate aircraft ADS-B signal reception and geostationary telecommunication satellite spot beam signal quality using an L-band reconfigurable software-defined radio receiver.


 United Launch Alliance Releases Application for University CubeSat Competition

United Launch Alliance Releases Application for University CubeSat Competition

Applications are now open for U.S. colleges and universities to compete for free CubeSat rides on United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rockets.


 Fly Your Satellite CubeSats Arrive at Kourou Spaceport

Fly Your Satellite CubeSats Arrive at Kourou Spaceport

Once upon a time, only world superpowers could launch satellites. Now university students can do it as well!


 NASA Awards Second-Round Prizes in Cube Quest Challenge

NASA Awards Second-Round Prizes in Cube Quest Challenge

NASA has awarded $30,000 each to the five top-scoring teams that competed in the latest segment of the agency's small satellite Cube Quest competition.


 90 Years Ago: Robert Goddard's First Liquid Rocket Launch

90 Years Ago: Robert Goddard's First Liquid Rocket Launch

Less than a century ago, astronomers relied entirely on ground-based observations to further scientific study.


NASA Tests Solar Sail Deployment for Asteroid-Surveying CubeSat NEA Scout Video in Story

Progress continues on the journey to Mars as NASA plans to send astronauts deeper into space than ever before, including to an asteroid and ultimately to the surface of Mars.


 NASA's Raspberry Pi-based Pi-Sat Cubesat

NASA's Raspberry Pi-based Pi-Sat Cubesat

The Innovative Technology Partnerships Office (ITPO) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, invites educators, students and the general public to celebrate Pi Day and discover Pi-Sat.


 Sequencing DNA in Space

Sequencing DNA in Space

NASA is not often known for making the best use of existing COTS (commercial off the shelf technology) aboard the ISS. Then again, sometimes they are. This is an example of when the agency really grabs cutting edge biotech and sends it into space.


 Liquid Robotics' Ocean Robots Surpass 1 Million Nautical Miles at Sea

Liquid Robotics' Ocean Robots Surpass 1 Million Nautical Miles at Sea

Liquid Robotics, the pioneer of wave and solar powered ocean robots, today announced that its fleets of Wave Gliders have reached 1 million nautical miles at sea -- an important milestone for the unmanned surface vehicle (USV) industry.


 Astro Pi Computer Runs Student Code On ISS

Astro Pi Computer Runs Student Code On ISS

Mini-computer Astro Pi isset up aboard the International Space Station and is looking out the window.


 ESA Fly Your Thesis! 2017 Call for Proposals

ESA Fly Your Thesis! 2017 Call for Proposals

ESA Education is inviting university student teams to submit proposals related to designing, building and flying their experiment in a parabolic flight campaign, which is tentatively scheduled to take place in autumn 2017.


 New Chance For UK Students To Send Their Computer Code Into Space For Tim Peake

New Chance For UK Students To Send Their Computer Code Into Space For Tim Peake

Following the success of the 'Astro Pi' competition, there is a new competition offering UK school children the chance to send their computer code to ESA astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station (ISS).


 Space Launch System's First Flight to Send Small Sci-Tech Satellites Into Space

Space Launch System's First Flight to Send Small Sci-Tech Satellites Into Space

The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018.


 NASA-Funded Balloon Launches to Study Sun

NASA-Funded Balloon Launches to Study Sun

On Jan. 18, 2016, the GRIPS balloon team sent their instrument soaring towards the stratosphere above Antarctica, suspended underneath a helium-filled, football-field sized scientific balloon.



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