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NASA Re-Establishes Contact With Sun-Watching Spacecraft

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 Launches Online Portal for Space Research Findings

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 Eyes New Shelter Design With Aerospace Materials

NAS and the Associates Research Foundation will lead a group in charge of a new fire shelter design that uses standard aerospace materials, KSAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Arizona reported Saturday. Linda Williams writes NASA researcher Steve Miller and the U.S. Forest Service have introduced a new fire shelter design to Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and …

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NASA Researchers to Study 5 ‘Green’ Aircraft Tech Concepts

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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Space News: NASA, China in Talks Over Earth Science Mission

NASA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have engaged in bilateral talks over a potential collaboration for a future Chinese Earth science mission, Space News reported Thursday. Jeff Foust writes NASA’s Earth science division head Michael Freilich met with Chinese officials in July to discuss research coordination between the U.S. and China. NASA spokesman …

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NASA Seeks New Academic, Nonprofit Partners for CubeSat Launch Initiative

A NASA program has opened opportunities for accredited educational institutions and nonprofit organizations to design, build and operate nanosatellites and flight hardware. NASA said Friday it seeks partners for the next round of its CubeSat Launch Initiative to help facilitate the agency’s research programs in the areas of science, exploration, technology and education. Interested parties can submit …

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