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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 ›

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 ›

Leonardo will monitor the health of the Earth from Space

Climate change: 74 million contract from ESA Leonardo will provide the spectrometer for the FLEX Space mission, which will study the actual photosynthetic activity of vegetation on a global scale The data will provide valuable information on plant health in a changing climate and support sustainable development of ecosystems and agriculture The contract reflects the… Read More ›

ExoMars arrives at the Red Planet

The ExoMars 2016 mission will enter orbit around the Red Planet on 19 October. At the same time, its Schiaparelli lander will descend to the surface. Representatives of traditional and social media are invited to attend a two-day event at ESA’s ESOC control centre in Darmstadt, Germany. ExoMars is a joint endeavour between ESA and Russia’s… Read More ›

NASA Launches Mission to Study Upper Atmosphere of Mars.

  A NASA mission that will investigate how Mars lost its atmosphere and abundant liquid water launched into space at 1:28 p.m. EST Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.   The agency’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft separated from an Atlas V Centaur rocket’s second stage 53 minutes after launch…. Read More ›

EXOMARS: ESA AND ROSCOSMOS SET FOR MARS MISSIONS.

The European Space Agency and the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, have signed a formal agreement to work in partnership on the ExoMars programme towards the launch of two missions in 2016 and 2018. Establishing whether life ever existed on Mars is one of the outstanding scientific questions of our time and the highest scientific… Read More ›

NASA’S Curiosity Rover Checks-In on Mars Using Foursquare.

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover checked in on Mars Wednesday using the mobile application Foursquare. This marks the first check-in on another planet. Users on Foursquare can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks in at key locations and posts photos and tips, all while exploring the Red Planet. “NASA is using Foursquare as a… Read More ›

NASA Hosts Oct. 4 Teleconference About Mars Curiosity Rover Progress.

  NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Oct. 4, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover‘s mission to Mars’ Gale Crater. Curiosity, also known as the Mars Science Laboratory, is 56 days into a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for… Read More ›

NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain.

    NASA’s most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most… Read More ›

NASA Investigates Proton Radiation Effects on Cells.

    A team of researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., has found radiation from protons could further enhance a process that occurs during tumor progression. This information may help lead to better methods to protect astronauts from the harmful effects of radiation in space,… Read More ›

Call for Media: Mars Express supports NASA’s Curiosity landing.

    On 6 August, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is set to deliver the Curiosity rover onto the Red Planet’s surface.   The landing in Gale Crater will mark the start of an ambitious exploration programme studying Mars’ habitability, climate and geology and collecting data for a future human mission to Mars.   During… Read More ›

2012 NASA Advanced Technology Concepts Selected For Study.

    NASA’s Space Technology Program is turning science fiction into science fact. The program has selected 28 proposals for study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program. Eighteen of these advanced concept proposals were categorized as Phase I and 10 as Phase II. They were selected based on their potential to transform future… Read More ›

Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne to Power ‘Curiosity’ Rover on Mars.

When the Mars Science Laboratory embarks on its voyage to Mars on Nov. 25, Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne products will be onboard to make the mission possible. Curiosity, about the size of a Mini Cooper and four times heavier than current Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, will be powered by Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne’s Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric… Read More ›

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