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NASA Re-Establishes Contact With Sun-Watching Spacecraft

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NASA has re-established contact with one of its sun-watching spacecraft after 22 months of communication attempts. The space agency said Sunday its Deep Space Network was able to connect with the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories spacecraft’s downlink signal during a monthly recovery operation. The connection allowed the mission operations team to determine STEREO-B’s attitude and power down …

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NASA Schedules Launch of Lockheed’s Asteroid Sampling Spacecraft on Sept. 8

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NASA is set to launch a spacecraft on Sept. 8 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in an effort to gather samples from asteroid Bennu and return the samples to Earth for scientific study. The space agency said Thursday the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer is the third mission under …

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NASA Launches Online Portal for Space Research Findings

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NASA has unveiled a new web portal that offers public access to scientific information from various agency-funded studies. The space agency said Tuesday it aims to expand the dissemination of fundamental space research data through the Funded Research Results portal on the NASA.gov website. “Through open access and innovation we invite the global community to join us in exploring …

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NASA Researchers to Study 5 ‘Green’ Aircraft Tech Concepts

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NASA plans a new two-year project to study five technology concepts in a bid to help the aviation industry reduce aircraft fuel consumption, noise and carbon dioxide emissions. The space agency said Saturday its researchers will explore the five green technology ideas as part of the Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program and that three of those concepts are …

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