Category Archives: NASA

NASA sounding rocket reaches space with DEUCE experiment

NASA launched sounding rocket from White Sands Missile Range Las Cruces in New Mexico on October 30, 2017. Black Brant IX rocket delivered to orbit the Dual-channel Extreme Ultraviolet Continuum Experiment. It is special instrument designed to measure starlight from a pair of two starts in the Canis Major constellation. Collected data from DEUCE should help in better understanding…
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Additional places for NASA astronauts purchased from Boeing

Boeing sold places inside Russian Soyuz spacecraft to NASA. Agency will be probably forced to use these seats in 2019 to let their Astronauts to reach International Space Station due the delay of NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. It was not particularly happy moment in the history of NASA and probably one of the more important…
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NASA waits for propulsion test module for the Orion spacecraft program.

Program of Orion spacecraft, joint project by NASA and ESA, reached another milestone. Airbus Defence and Space announced that delivered for further tests to NASA The Propulsion Qualification Test Model (PQM), necessary for further testing Orion European Service Module (ESM) and its propulsion subsystems. As European Space Agency is key partner for Orion project; Airbus…
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Last astronaut on the moon, Gene Cernan, dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, second American who walk in space and astronaut who flew to the moon twice, last man standing on the the natural satellite of the Earth died yesterday in Houston. Gene Cernan, astronaut and Navy pilot died surrounded by family after long illness. He was 82 years. NASA announced about his death…
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Delay of first flight of crewed Dragon spacecraft

According to NASA flight schedule published on 12 December, first flight for manned version of Dragon spacecraft is delayed. It is second delayed test flight under  NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program - in May Boeing announced about delay with their CST-100 spacecraft. Surely it is not situation, which could be called desirable both by…
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Problems with Juno just before flyby

NASA space probe Juno, remaining in space since 2011, performed course correction maneuver after not too lucky flyby on October 19, and will conduct next scheduled flyby close to Jupiter on 11th December 2016. Juno, which remains on Jupiter orbit since July 4, 2016, is still at the moment on long orbit. It makes possible visiting Jupiter…
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Green fuel inside Cubesat satellite under contract for Aerojet Rocketdyne

  Aerojet Rocketdyne was granted with contract to develop first Cubesat satellite fueled with ecological and safe next generation rocket fuel. Public-private partnership between NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne was announced in January 2016 and now it was confirmed with appropriate contract. MPS-130 propulsion system fueled with new AF-M315E fuel will be developed by AR for NASA.…
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NASA Mars rover still under development in JPL

NASA is still targeting with their new Mars rover for 2020 as final date for launching it to Mars, but over the years budget of rover project is still growing. Project of new Mars rover already passed one of the key points in its history. It is Key Decision Point C, which means, that at…
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Juno arrived !

NASA Juno space probe entered Jupiter's orbit and is in perfect condition.  It was most important moment during Juno's mission which lasts since 2011 and impressive show of JPL abilities for developing and operating deep space probes. After performing two deep space maneuvers and orbit corrections on June 16, 2016 (first two burns of main…
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