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White House’s Science and Technology Office Launches Small Satellite Initiative


The White House’s Office of Science and Technology has introduced a new initiative intended to support the use of small satellites in the government and private sectors for many types of mission requirements. The White House said Friday OSTP intends for the Harnessing the Small Satellite Revolution initiative to collaborate with NASA, Defense Department, …

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NASA Seeks to Advance Small Spacecraft Platform Devt Through New Virtual Institute


NASA has established a new virtual institute at Ames Research Center in California that aims to promote the development of small spacecraft systems and facilitate communication on such systems among government agencies, industry and academia. The Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute will work to identify collaborative opportunities on small space vehicle …

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Astrophysicist Jessica Gaskin to Lead NASA X-Ray Surveyor Design Team


Jessica Gaskin, an astrophysicist in the Science Research Office of NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center, has been appointed to lead a team of agency researchers who aim to develop a successor platform for the Chandra X-ray Observatory. NASA said Monday Gaskin works with various researchers worldwide to determine the potential design, size, instruments and launch vehicle …

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NASA & Russian Personnel Launch on Soyuz for ISS Science Investigation Mission


NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko have launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Russian made space rocket headed to the International Space Station. NASA said Wednesday the three Expedition 49 participants will conduct more than 250 science investigations in areas such as biology, …

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NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Researchers Launch ISS Communications Support Software

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NASA researchers have tested and provided new software to the International Space Station in an effort to facilitate communications for scientists around the world that perform investigations inside the ISS. The space agency said Friday Michelle Schneider, a system software developer at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and a small group of …

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Maj. Dan Riley: New Air Force Test Group to Focus on Autonomous Flight Systems

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The U.S. Air Force activated a new group within the 412th Test Wing in July to help the military branch develop testing methods for autonomous systems and small unmanned aircraft. The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force aims to establish test plans and policies as well as explore potential testing areas around Edwards AF Base in California, the Air Force said Thursday. The …

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