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 Smallsat Clusters To Estimate Earth's Reflected Energy

Smallsat Clusters To Estimate Earth's Reflected Energy

A team of small, shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet's reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellite


 Tiny Microchips Enable Extreme Science

Tiny Microchips Enable Extreme Science

As NASA spacecraft explore deeper into space, onboard computer electronics must not only be smaller and faster, but also be prepared for extreme conditions.


 Robotic Power Glove Developed By NASA/GM Partnership

Robotic Power Glove Developed By NASA/GM Partnership

Robotic glove technology developed out of a partnership between General Motors and NASA for use on the International Space Station is being brought to life in health care, manufacturing and other applications though a licensing agreement between GM and Bioservo Technologies AB, a Swedish medical technology company.


 Turn Your Smartphone into Any Kind of Sensor

Turn Your Smartphone into Any Kind of Sensor

It started when NASA answered a call for a tool to detect dangerous gases and chemicals with a smartphone. The result became a smartphone-linked device that can do, well, just about anything someone can build a sensor for.


 Restore-L Refueling Mission

Restore-L Refueling Mission

Disruptive technologies have often changed the course of history, breaking the status quo and unlocking possibilities that have yet to be imagined.


 New Solar System Internet Technology Debuts on the International Space Station

New Solar System Internet Technology Debuts on the International Space Station

This month, NASA took a major step toward creating a Solar System Internet by establishing operational Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) service on the International Space Station.


 NASA Ignites Fire Experiment Aboard Space Cargo Ship

NASA Ignites Fire Experiment Aboard Space Cargo Ship

Understanding how fire spreads in a microgravity environment is critical to the safety of astronauts who live and work in space.


 Fifth Year of NASA's Sample Return Robot Competition

Fifth Year of NASA's Sample Return Robot Competition

Twenty-one robotics teams are returning to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for a fifth year to compete in NASA's $1.5 million Sample Return Robot Challenge.


 Cubesats Ready For Launch From ISS

Cubesats Ready For Launch From ISS

Cubesats leaving the Japanese airlock ready for launch. Dove Cubesats deployment for Planet Labs​ constellation Flock 2.Larger image Credits: ESA/NASA


 HERA Mission 10 Crew Splashes Down

HERA Mission 10 Crew Splashes Down

After 30-days in the confines of a simulated spacecraft, the HERA Mission 10 crew splashed down on the evening of Wed., June 1.


 First CubeSat Built By An Elementary School Deployed

First CubeSat Built By An Elementary School Deployed

In 2012, the students from St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Virginia lined up in the shape of a space shuttle in the school parking lot and witnessed the flyover of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it was being retired to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.


 Report: Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box

Report: Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box

Space-based observations have transformed our understanding of Earth, its environment, the solar system and the universe at large.


 Launching Nanosats From The Space Station

Launching Nanosats From The Space Station

Tim Peake: Two nanosats Another 2 Nanosats launched this morning - spot #Gibraltar down there? Credits: ESA/NASA Larger image


 Robots Get Creative to Cut Through Clutter

Robots Get Creative to Cut Through Clutter

Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new Carnegie Mellon University software is helping robots cope, whether they're beating a path across the Moon or grabbing a milk jug from the back of the refrigerator.


 NASA Nodes Cubesats Deployed From International Space Station

NASA Nodes Cubesats Deployed From International Space Station

After a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, NASA's two Nodes satellites were deployed on May 16 from the NanoRacks platform and into low-Earth orbit to begin their much anticipated technology demonstration.


 Grammar School Cubesat Launched From ISS

Grammar School Cubesat Launched From ISS

In 2012, the students from St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Virginia lined up in the shape of a space shuttle in the school parking lot and witnessed the flyover of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it was being retired to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.


 Crowdsourcing Robots: College Students Help NASA on its Journey to Mars

Crowdsourcing Robots: College Students Help NASA on its Journey to Mars

When explorers first set out to discover new lands, they couldn't take everything they needed with them.


 ESA's Lunar Ice Drill For Luna 27

ESA's Lunar Ice Drill For Luna 27

A drill designed to penetrate 1-2 m into the lunar surface is envisaged by ESA to fly to the Moon's south pole on Russia's Luna-27 lander in 2020.


 NASA Teleconference About The Starshot Intersellar Mission

NASA Teleconference About The Starshot Intersellar Mission

Last month The Breakthrough Foundation announced its plans for humanity's first interstellar mission, Project Starshot. While much has ben written about that announcement, only the basic details behind the technology have been released. Until now.


 DIWATA-1 Cubesat Deployed From the Space Station

DIWATA-1 Cubesat Deployed From the Space Station

Tim Peake: Great to see DIWATA-1, the first Filipino microsatellite, launched today from the International Space Station to observe Earth and climate change.



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