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NASA Announces Awards for 'Tipping Point' Technologies

NASA has awarded nine projects to advance technologies in four satellite technology areas, including robotic in-space manufacturing and assembly of spacecraft and space structures.Credit: NASA WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts and unfunded agreements Nov. 19 for 22 projects to advance space technologies that the agency believes are on the verge of significant advancement. NASA awarded […]

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Japanese Spacecraft Snaps Earth Fly-By Pics | Video

Japanese Spacecraft Snaps Earth Fly-By Pics | Video

RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU GOCE – The Formula One of Spacecrafts Ending Hunger from Space Europe’s Automated Orbiter Evolves Beaming Solar Power From Space Deep Blue from Infinite Black-Troubled Seas Seen from Space Secret Space Plane Revealed in Flight: Amateur Video Targeting Saturn’s Moon, Titan Constellation on Mars Warp Drives & Wormholes Planning the Assault: […]

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Mars Rover Prototype Practices on Earth for Stressful Moments (Video)

A new series of tests challenged the European Space Agency’s Mars rover prototype to descend from its lander while controlled from afar.Credit: ESA A prototype of Europe’s first Mars rover practiced for some of the most stressful moments after arriving on the planet – getting the rover off its landing platform shortly after it arrives […]

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DARPA Scraps Plan To Launch Small Sats from F-15 Fighter Jet

DARPA has scrapped plans to launch small satellites from a modified F-15 fighter jet after two tests of a new rocket fuel ended in explosions this year. Boeing is the prime contractor on the program.Credit: DARPA WASHINGTON – The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has scrapped plans to launch small satellites from a modified […]

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NOAA Weather Satellite Breaks Up in Orbit

An illustration of the family of NOAA polar-orbiting weather satellites that includes NOAA 16, which suffered an apparent breakup Nov. 25.Credit: NOAA LONDON — A U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite retired in 2014 has suffered an apparent breakup, the second time in less than a year that a polar-orbiting weather satellite has generated […]

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