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 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.


Increasing Use of Artificial Intelligence In Satellite Operations Video in Story

Satellites are carrying increasingly diverse payloads into orbit, and resolving their often-conflicting onboard schedules requires programming wizardry and a little help from artificial intelligence.


 NASA Partners with Freelancer.com to Design Free-flying Robot on the Space Station

NASA Partners with Freelancer.com to Design Free-flying Robot on the Space Station

Have you got what it takes to help NASA design a free-flying robot for the International Space Station?


 Testing A University-Designed Spacesuit at NASA

Testing A University-Designed Spacesuit at NASA

University of North Dakota graduate researcher Travis Nelson, wearing an NDX-1 spacesuit, practices scooping up objects and placing them into containers inside the SwampWorks regolith bin at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


 Satellite's Last Days Improve Orbital Decay Predictions

Satellite's Last Days Improve Orbital Decay Predictions

Scientists are learning more about how the upper atmosphere and ionosphere affect space satellites as well as communications and navigation here on Earth, thanks to new data from a U.S. Air Force satellite that recently completed a more than seven-year mission.


 NASA's Broken R-5 Robot: Not The Droid You Were Looking For

NASA's Broken R-5 Robot: Not The Droid You Were Looking For

On 17 November 2015 NASA issued a press release titled "NASA Awards Two Robots to University Groups for R&D Upgrades" regarding NASA JSC's R-5 robot.


Robot Arm Simulates Close Approach of ESA's Asteroid Mission Video in Story

The final approach to an asteroid has been practised for ESA's proposed Asteroid Impact Mission using a real spacecraft camera mounted on a robot arm.


 JPL CubeSat Clean Room: A Factory For Small Spacecraft

JPL CubeSat Clean Room: A Factory For Small Spacecraft

There was a time when you could find spacecraft clean rooms in two sizes - - big and bigger.


 Advances in Cryopreservation: Thinking About Interstellar Travel

Advances in Cryopreservation: Thinking About Interstellar Travel

Engineers at Oregon State University have identified a method to rapidly prepare frozen red blood cells for transfusions, which may offer an important new way to manage the world's blood supply.


 NASA Announces Early Stage Innovations Space Technology Research Grants

NASA Announces Early Stage Innovations Space Technology Research Grants

NASA has selected 15 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program.


United Launch Alliance Reveals Transformational CubeSat Launch Program Video in Story

As the most experienced launch company in the nation, United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced today it is taking CubeSat rideshares to the next level by launching a new, innovative program offering universities the chance to compete for free CubeSat rides on future launches.


 Swarming Cubesats For Science

Swarming Cubesats For Science

A cluster of small and low-cost satellites is ready for liftoff from Hawaii an inventive effort called the Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks (EDSN) mission.


Lowe's Is Launching A Commercial 3D Printer Into Space Video in Story

Lowe's Innovation Labs, the disruptive innovation hub of Lowe's Companies, Inc., has partnered with aerospace company Made in Space, to become the first to launch a commercial 3D printer to space.


 Lobster-inspired Mirror Chosen for Chinese-French Space Mission

Lobster-inspired Mirror Chosen for Chinese-French Space Mission

The University of Leicester announces today the signature of a contract to develop an innovative new type of X-ray mirror for a telescope to be flown on an orbiting observatory to be launched in 2021.


Launch of Earth Observation Open Science 2.0 Video in Story

How can Earth observation research explore the new challenges and opportunities created by the rapid advances in information and communications technologies?


 CubeSat to Demonstrate Miniature Laser Communications in Orbit

CubeSat to Demonstrate Miniature Laser Communications in Orbit

NASA and The Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo, California, have received confirmation the Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD) CubeSat spacecraft is in orbit and operational.


 NASA: SmallSats Testing Big Technology

NASA: SmallSats Testing Big Technology Video in Story

During a pre-flight briefing from California's Vandenburg Air Force Base, participants discuss the National Reconnaissance Office's NRO-L55 mission - scheduled to launch Oct. 8 with a host of small satellite technology demonstrators.


 NASA Selects Student Teams for 2016 High-Powered Rocket Launch Challenge

NASA Selects Student Teams for 2016 High-Powered Rocket Launch Challenge

NASA selected 55 student teams from across the nation to participate in the 2015-2016 NASA Student Launch challenge, to be held April 13-17 near NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.


 AAUSAT5 and GomX-3 Cubesats Have Been Deployed from the Space Station

AAUSAT5 and GomX-3 Cubesats Have Been Deployed from the Space Station

At 15:55 CET today two ESA CubeSats, the student-built AAUSAT5 and the professional technology demonstrator GomX-3, were deployed from the International Space Station (ISS).



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