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Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

May 2, 2018 by

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NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond. NASA announced the results of the demonstration, called the Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology (KRUSTY) experiment,during a news conference Wednesday at its Glenn Research […]

Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus.

May 2, 2018 by

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The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus environment programme. The 1150 kg Sentinel-3B satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher from Plesetsk, Russia, at 17:57 GMT (19:57 CEST; 21:57local time) […]

NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit

April 22, 2018 by

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NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. TESS, which is expected to find thousands of new exoplanets orbiting nearby stars, lifted off at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 […]

NASA to Discuss Deep Space Exploration Progress at Johnson Space Center

April 13, 2018 by

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Media are invited to see how engineers and scientists are helping make NASA’s deep space human exploration plans a reality at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, April 26. A briefing with NASA at 10 a.m. EDT (9 a.m. CDT) will provide an update on efforts to build the Orion spacecraft for […]

Canadian space companies discuss potential collaborations with German delegation

April 13, 2018 by

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On April 12, 2018, representatives of the Canadian space industry and officials from the CSA met with a delegation from the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany, at CSA headquarters in St-Hubert, Quebec. Over 40 Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises had the opportunity to showcase their expertise in space-related applications to the German delegates and […]

NASA Invests in Shapeshifters, Biobots, Other Visionary Technology

April 1, 2018 by

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NASA is investing in technology concepts that include meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms, and small orbital debris mapping technologies that may one day be used for future space exploration missions. The agency selected 25 early-stage technology proposals that have the potential to transform future human and robotic exploration missions, introduce new exploration capabilities, and significantly improve […]

Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds

March 26, 2018 by

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RIKEN Nagoya University Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute The University of Tokyo kyushu University National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Global climate is a tremendously complex phenomenon, and researchers are making painstaking progress, year by year, to try to develop ever more accurate models. Now, […]

Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds

March 19, 2018 by

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Global climate is a tremendously complex phenomenon, and researchers are making painstaking progress, year by year, to try to develop ever more accurate models. Now, an international group including researchers from the Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) in Japan, using the powerful K computer, have for the first time accurately calculated the effects of […]