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NASA Technologies Significantly Reduce Aircraft Noise

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June 25, 2018

A series of NASA flight tests has successfully demonstrated technologies that achieve a significant reduction in the noise generated by aircraft and heard by communities near airports. The Acoustic Research Measurement (ARM) flights, which concluded in May, at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, tested technology to address airframe noise, or noise that is… Read More ›

NASA Previews Mission to Study Frontier of Space

NASA will host a media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, June 4, on the agency’s mission to explore Earth’s ionosphere and the processes there that impact life on Earth’s surface. The event will air live on NASA Television, the agency’s website and Facebook Live. Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will study the layer of charged… Read More ›

55 communication satellites in orbit for the Iridium® NEXT Constellation

Successful 6th launch of 5 new Iridium® NEXT satellites! The sixth batch of Iridium® NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The success of this sixth launch for the Iridium® NEXT program further solidifies the company’s reputation for excelled expertise as prime… Read More ›

Last look at ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite

Carrying novel laser technology to measure winds around the globe, ESA’s Aeolus satellite will soon be shipped to French Guiana for liftoff. This is the first time that UV laser technology will be used for such spaceborne measurements. Before it is packed up, media representatives are invited to see this extraordinary satellite in the cleanroom… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin-built NASA InSight Lander Officially on its Way to Mars

Lockheed Martin Space continued its Mars heritage when the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft launched at 4:05 a.m. PT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket. InSight has officially begun its six-month long journey to the Red Planet and is scheduled to arrive Nov. 26, 2018. Landers have… Read More ›

Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

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… Read More ›

Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus.

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)… Read More ›

Thales Alenia Space achieves a major milestone by introducing FabLabs in the technological innovation process

From Digital Transformation to New Space approach To permit innovation continuous growth in the heart of its strategy and in the straightway of its Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0, Thales Alenia Space is now implementing a FabLab approach to match the industrial disruption in space industry. A FabLab is a digital incubator, accessible to all… Read More ›

NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit

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… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Provides Commonwealth of Australia with Space Situational Awareness System

iSpace Enables Proactive Management of Space Events With space becoming an increasingly congested and contested domain, the Commonwealth of Australia has chosen Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) iSpace – intelligent Space – system to help with their Space Situational Awareness capability needs. Lockheed Martin is providing the Commonwealth of Australia with an iSpace Space Situational Awareness… Read More ›

Airbus-built MetOp-C weather satellite gets ready for launch

As a threefold fleet of EUMETSAT´s polar orbiting meteo satellites, MetOp measurements will further improve weather forecast and climate resarch Airbus is preparing the next generation of weather satellites, MetOp-SG (Second Generation) Toulouse, 17/04/2018 – The MetOp-C meteorological satellite is getting ready for upcoming launch in order to join its siblings and further improve the… Read More ›

NASA to Discuss Deep Space Exploration Progress at Johnson Space Center

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… Read More ›

Canadian space companies discuss potential collaborations with German delegation

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… Read More ›

Airbus receives go-ahead for twin GRACE-FO satellites

NASA-JPL and GFZ will continue a series of vital Earth system measurements with new satellites in spring 2018 Transport to Vandenberg launch site in California planned for December Friedrichshafen / Ottobrunn, 10/11/2017 – After a successful year-long test campaign by Airbus at IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich, the twin GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment… Read More ›

Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit.

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage… Read More ›

European conference on space debris risks and mitigation

Media are invited to attend the overall conference, in particular the opening presentations and the concluding press conference. Today, around 750 000 objects larger than 1 cm are orbiting Earth. At average speeds of 40 000 km/h, impacts on space hardware would deliver roughly the energy equivalent to the explosion of a hand grenade. Consequences… Read More ›

New Images From Space Show Earth and Solar Storms Like Never Before

First Data Revealed From GOES-16 Lightning and Solar Instruments Built in Silicon Valley The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the first images from two Earth and solar weather-monitoring space instruments aboard the GOES-16 satellite, which launched in November. Today’s images from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) are a first for continuous lightning tracking… Read More ›

Airbus Safran Launchers: 77th consecutive successful launch for Ariane 5

First successful launch of the year for Ariane 5 6 more Ariane 5 launches scheduled for 2017 Airbus Safran Launchers is now the major shareholder in Arianespace, and is  the industrial lead contractor for Ariane 5 and the future Ariane 6   For its first launch of the year, Ariane 5 successfully completed its mission from the European… Read More ›

Honeywell Ignites STEM Interest Through Interactive Space Camp Experience For 320 Students

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that 320 students from 45 countries and 27 U.S. states and territories will attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy this year. As part of the leadership program, Honeywell will host students for two consecutive, weeklong programs, Feb. 25 through March 10, 2017, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC)… Read More ›

NASA to Air Prelaunch Briefing, Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 10th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station no earlier than 10:01 a.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 18. Live coverage of the launch will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will lift off on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket… Read More ›

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