Aerospace

Astronomers are hopeful that the powerful infrared capability of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will resolve a puzzle as fundamental as stargazing itself — what IS that dim light in the sky?
by Leah Ramsay, Space Telescope Science Institute
9:51am
1.8.2018
Multi-junction solar cells deliver high efficiency, reduced costs for space.
by Marisa Alia-Novobilski, Air Force Research Laboratory
9:55am
1.4.2018
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Like in the classic holiday song, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope “silver” sunshield and “gold” mirrors shimmer brightly. These are more than decorations for Webb, and their worth is measured by the scientific discoveries the telescope will make.
by Eric Villard, NASA
9:04am
12.22.2017
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope recently emerged from Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Dec. 1 to prepare for its upcoming move to California.
by Eric Villard, NASA
10:14am
12.4.2017
The new ORS-5 SensorSat satellite is fulfilling a critical need for situational awareness in space.
by Dorothy Ryan, Lincoln Laboratory, MIT
10:14am
11.30.2017
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The historic chamber’s massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope’s journey to the launch pad.
by Eric Villard, NASA
11:54am
11.21.2017
Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean.
by Lacey Young and Alan Buis, NASA
9:13am
11.20.2017
Astronomers around the world will have immediate access to early data from specific science observations from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which will be completed within the first five months of Webb’s science operations.
by Christine Pulliam and Ray Villard, Space Telescope Science Institute
12:31pm
11.14.2017
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During the spacecraft’s stay at Goddard, engineers and technicians will simulate extreme temperatures and other physical stresses that the spacecraft will be subjected to during its historic mission to the Sun.
by Sarah Frazier, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
11:17am
11.10.2017
Last month, NASA invited members of the public to send part of themselves to Mars. And the public responded loud and clear.
by Andrew Good, NASA
8:35am
11.8.2017
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Two more Galileo satellites have reached Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, joining the first pair of navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to haul the quartet to orbit this December.
by European Space Agency
11:37am
10.24.2017
What appears to be a unique selfie opportunity was actually a critical photo for the cryogenic testing of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope in Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
by Maggie Masetti, NASA
12:10pm
10.20.2017
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Hidden chambers help with contamination control.
by Eric Villard and Rob Gutro, NASA
12:39pm
10.19.2017
Puncture an astronaut's space suit — whether by projectile, the sharp edge of a tool or falling onto a rock — and you could let in a world of trouble.
by University of Delaware
9:56am
10.13.2017
Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Space Vehicle 01 is expected to launch in 2018.
by Lockheed Martin
11:33am
10.10.2017
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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope now is planning to launch between March and June 2019 from French Guiana, following a schedule assessment of the remaining integration and test activities. Previously Webb was targeted to launch in October 2018.
by NASA
10:20am
9.29.2017
NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, designed to study asteroids close to Earth, recently performed a full-scale solar sail deployment test in a cleanroom at ManTech NeXolve's facility in Alabama. The device relies on an innovative solar sail the size...
by Shannon Ridinger, Marshall Space Flight Center
11:17am
9.27.2017
Engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston used light waves to align the James Webb Space Telescope’s mirror segments to each other, so they act like a single, monolithic mirror in the cryogenic cold of the center’s iconic Chamber A.
by Eric Villard and Maggie Masetti, NASA
10:38am
9.21.2017
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An electrical engineer has teamed up with astronomers to improve telescope mirrors using thin-film technology from the electronics industry.
by Tim Stephens, UC Santa Cruz
11:06am
9.19.2017
NASA recently released a video of an in-depth look into a cleanroom at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where the ICESat-2 satellite is currently being monitored.
by NASA
10:35am
9.11.2017
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At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, an analysis of Hurricane Harvey's tremendous rainfall was created using eight days of satellite data.
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
10:13am
8.29.2017
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope began a nearly 100-day cryogenic test in a giant chamber in Texas in mid-July. Components of the Webb have previously endured similar tests to ensure they would function in the cold environment of space. Now all of...
by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
12:44pm
8.14.2017
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The crew of the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) checked the operation of the Tomsk-TPU-120 satellite on July 24. Satellite launch into outer space is scheduled on August 17, 2017.
by Tomsk Polytechnic University
10:22am
7.25.2017
Researchers used the Inflatable Lunar/Mars Analog Habitat (ILMAH), a unique, simulated closed environment that mimics the conditions found on the International Space Station and possible human habitats on other planets. They showed that the overall...
by BioMed Central
10:06am
7.13.2017
Innovative thinking could improve the way biological samples are processed and transported from space back to research labs on Earth for future studies. This thinking was prompted by researchers in NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and Twins Study...
by NASA/Johnson Space Center
1:36pm
7.12.2017
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Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand with temperature control, opening the door to technology that protects astronauts in space from harmful radiation.
by Australian National University
11:49am
7.3.2017
Roman Statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
by NASA
10:07am
6.21.2017
A team of students from Michigan Technological University took first place in the University Nanosat 6 competition, earning the rare privilege of having the Department of Defense launch their custom-made satellite into orbit.
by Michigan Technological University
1:28pm
6.19.2017
NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is simulating space radiation on Earth following upgrades to the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
by NASA/Johnson Space Center
10:36am
6.15.2017
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