WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, through its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, has issued a call to American industry for innovative ideas on how the agency could obtain a core advanced solar elect
SSL is JPL industrial partner for NASA asteroid exploration mission opportunity
PALO ALTO, CA, Oct. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it is the industrial partner for a project in the running to be NASA's next Discovery mission. SSL will work for Cal
GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A class of widely used chemical coolants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) contributes to ozone depletion by a small but measurable amount, countering a decades-old assumption, according to
Maybe "Star Wars" isn't so fictional after all. NASA's Kepler space telescope discovers a dead star chowing down on a small rocky object.
NASA’s Space Launch System program has completed its Critical Design Review, and major subsystems such as Orion’s launch abort system and the SLS RS-25 engines have recently completed successful testing.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The spacecraft that gave us the first close-up views of Pluto now has a much smaller object in its sights.
NASA has been toiling away on its heavy-lifting Space Launch System since around 2011, and now those rocket plans have taken another giant leap toward actual usability. The Administration announced earlier ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft will sample an extraterrestrial ocean on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies directly through a plume of icy spray coming from Saturn's moon Enceladus. The agency will h
A world in another solar system is literally being torn apart by a death star, according to a new study.
NASA's first asteroid-sampling spacecraft is now fully assembled. "This is an exciting time for the program, as we now have a completed spacecraft and the team gets to test drive it, in a sense, before we actually fly it to Bennu,"
On Oct. 7 a NASA-led team of scientists published a report in the prestigious, peer-reviewed...
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in almost 40 years, a NASA human-rated rocket has completed all steps needed to clear a critical design review (CDR). The agency's Space Launch System (SLS) is the first vehi
Such a strategy would reduce the mass of a Mars mission by up to 68 percent at launch, resulting in significant cost savings, researchers said. "This is completely against the established common wisdom of how to go to Mars, which is a straig
Science Applications International Corp. announced today it was awarded NASA’s Langley Information Technology Enhanced Services II contract. The firm-fixed-price, single-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year per
(NASA) Astronauts (and satellites) get a view of Earth like no other. Unlike us commoners on the ground, they get to see our planet in its entirety from hundreds of thousands of miles away. NASA gave us a taste of this view back in July, releasin
The Orionids meteor shower, which is generated by the famous Halley's Comet, is happening this...
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Innovations, a world leader in electrochemical hydrogen separation and compression technology, is pleased to announce its award of a 2015 ...