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NASA Selects 25 Space Tech Proposals for 2018 NIAC Program

NASA has selected 25 early-stage concepts of different platforms that may aid future space exploration missions. The space agency said Saturday selected technology proposals for the 2018 Innovative Advanced Concepts program encompass the areas of meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarm and small orbital debris mapping. “The NIAC program gives NASA the opportunity to …

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White House Introduces National Space Strategy

President Donald Trump has unveiled a new strategy that aims to advance industry partnerships and regulatory reforms in a push to help the U.S. maintain its competitive edge in space technology and services. A White House fact sheet published Friday the National Space Strategy seeks to continue the U.S. space exploration …

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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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NASA to Test Spacecraft Heat Exchanger Tech on ISS; Rubik Sheth Comments

NASA has sent a wax-based heat exchanger technology to the International Space Station through SpaceX‘s Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft that launched Monday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The agency said Thursday it developed the Phase Change Material Heat Exchanger with United Technologies Corp. for testing onboard the orbiting laboratory as part of the agency’s Game Changing Development initiative. PCM HX is designed to …

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Space News: Poland, China Ink Space & Telecom Cooperation Agreement

Space agencies from Poland and China have signed an agreement to cooperate on joint research, monitor and develop new telecommunications systems to spur space cooperation between the two nations, Space News reported Monday. Brian Berger writes the Polish Space Agency and the Chinese National Space Administration’s partnership aims to help facilitate development of smaller businesses …

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Senate Panel-Approved FY 2017 Spending Bill Gives $19B to NASA

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s commerce, justice and science panel has approved a fiscal year 2017 spending bill that will provide NASA with a $19.3 billion total budget, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes that the amount is $21 million more than the space agency’s fiscal 2016 budget and includes $3.45 billion …

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