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Tag: Space

Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data

A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star’s habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water. Scientists discovered this planet, called Kepler-1649c, when looking through old observations from Kepler, which the agency retired in 2018. While… Read More ›

Bell’s Michael Thacker on Urban Air Mobility

Testimony of Michael Thacker, Executive Vice President, Technology and Innovation at Bell, in front of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on July 24, 2018. Bell’s Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation Michael Thacker testifies to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Urban Air Mobility: The Way Forward. “AT… Read More ›

NASA Selects Physical Science Research Proposals for the International Space Station.

NASA’s Physical Science Research Program will fund seven proposals to conduct physics research using the agency’s new microgravity laboratory, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in 2016.NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) will provide an opportunity to study ultra-cold quantum gases in the microgravity environment of the space station — a frontier… Read More ›

UK CENTRE STONE-LAYING LAUNCHES EUROPEAN SPACE CELEBRATIONS.

The first stones of ESA’s new establishment in the UK were laid in a ceremony today by Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, UK Minister of Universities and Science David Willets and the first ESA Director General, Roy Gibson. While placing one of the stones in a sculpture that will later grace the establishment’s courtyard, Mr Dordain… Read More ›

Campaign to Place Your Messages on Epsilon Launch Vehicle.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch the first Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) in the 2013 summer launch season from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki, Kagoshima Prefecture, with the spectrographic planet observation satellite (SPRINT-A) onboard. JAXA would like to hold a message campaign to welcome your messages on your expectations, hopes, dreams or… Read More ›

NASA Imaging Sensor Prepares for Western Wildfire Season.

Airborne imaging technology developed at NASA and transferred to the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s Forest Service (USFS) in 2012 is being tested to prepare for this year’s wildfire season in the western United States. The Autonomous Modular Sensor (AMS) is a scanning spectrometer designed to help detect hot-spots, active fires, and smoldering and post-fire conditions…. Read More ›

INAUGURATION OF ESA’S SPACE WEATHER COORDINATION CENTRE.

Media representatives are invited to the inauguration of ESA’s Space Weather Coordination Centre, the first such centre to be opened under the Agency’s Space Situational Awareness programme. The new Space Weather Coordination Centre will serve as the central access point to a portfolio of European space weather expertise. Located at the ‘Space Pole’ in Brussels,… 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 ›

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