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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 ›

Apple paves the way for breakthrough carbon-free aluminum smelting method

Apple Played Crucial Role in Development of Joint Venture that Could Change Global Manufacturing Aluminum is a key material in many of Apple’s most popular products, and for more than 130 years, it’s been produced the same way. But that’s about to change. Aluminum giants AlcoaCorporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum today announced a joint venture… 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

The Aerospace Corporation Awarded $2.85 Million Grant From NASA To Study Atmosphere

The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) has received a grant for $2.85 million from NASA to investigate dynamic changes in the Earth’s atmosphere and ionosphere. The centerpiece of the study is an instrumented six-unit CubeSat mission called the Daily Atmospheric Ionospheric Limb Imager (DAILI), that will be designed, built, and flown by Aerospace. DAILI is scheduled to… Read More ›

NASA Invests in Shapeshifters, Biobots, Other Visionary Technology

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… Read More ›

HALO research aircraft measures the emissions of megacities

Launch of EMeRGe project to track emissions from major cities such as Manila, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing. Examine Shanghai and Guangzhou more closely. HALO is equipped with a total of 20 instruments to measure the different emissions of large cities. Focus: aviation, environment, air pollution control Air quality in major cities is a hot topic,… Read More ›

Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds

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… Read More ›

NASA to Discuss Upcoming Launch of Next Planet Hunter

Join NASA at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 28, as astrophysics experts discuss the upcoming launch of NASA’s next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Reporters can attend the event in person at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington or participate by phone. The briefing will be broadcast live on… Read More ›

NASA, NOAA to Announce 2017 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2017 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 18. The teleconference panelists are: Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space… Read More ›

Canadian space firms to get access to work on American space vehicles

New deal between the Canadian Space Agency and Sierra Nevada Corporation could generate jobs and space research opportunities October 3, 2017 – Longueuil, Quebec Canada‘s space sector could benefit from better jobs and opportunities to bid on contracts thanks to a new agreement between Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), an American company providing technology solutions in… 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 ›

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 ›

Mission STS-42

    Mission Description Patch STS-42 (Credit: Canadian Space Agency) Text description of image Launch Date: January 22, 1992 Time: 9:52:33 a.m. EST Site: Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Landing Date: January 30, 1992 Time: 8:07:17 a.m. PST Site: Edwards Air Force Base Mission Duration: 8 days 1 h 14 min 44 s Flight Number: STS-42… Read More ›

NASA TV to Broadcast Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Six weeks after delivering more than 4.5 tons of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, an unpiloted Japanese cargo spacecraft is scheduled to depart the station Friday, Jan. 27. Live coverage of the departure will begin at 10 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Ground controllers will use the station’s… Read More ›

NASA Television to Air Service Celebrating Life, Legacy of Eugene Cernan

NASA Television will provide the pool coverage of the funeral service for NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Eugene A. Cernan at 3:30 p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. CST) on Tuesday, Jan. 24, live from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Media cameras will not be permitted in the church, however, there will be a designated… Read More ›

NBAA Mourns the Passing of Astronaut, Aviation Advocate Gene Cernan

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today reflected on the passing of Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, a frequent participant in NBAA events and programs and a long-standing advocate for business aviation. “Gene Cernan is an American legend whose life will long be a source of… Read More ›

Space Laser Reveals Boom-and-Bust Cycle of Polar Ocean Plants

A new study using a NASA satellite instrument orbiting Earth has found that small, environmental changes in polar food webs significantly influence the boom-and-bust, or peak and decline, cycles of phytoplankton. These findings will supply important data for ecosystem management, commercial fisheries and our understanding of the interactions between Earth’s climate and key ocean ecosystems…. Read More ›

Thales Alenia Space and SENER begin their business alliance in optical payloads for space missions

Pioneering industrial agreement in the Spanish space sector, with a commitment by the two companies to make a joint investment. The engineering and technology group SENER and Thales Alenia Space start effectively their pioneering agreement to execute a joint business plan that will lead the Spanish industry in the development of optical payloads for space… Read More ›

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