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Goddard Preps Cloud/Aerosol Transport System Tool for Launch to ISS

NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center is preparing ahead of the Jan. 6 launch of the Clouds and Aerosol Transport System aboard the SpaceX CRS-5 mission to the International Space Station, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Michael O’Connell writes that CATS was designed to monitor cloud and aerosol distribution in the atmosphere using a low-pulse energy laser …

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Robert Braun: NASA to Use Falcon 9 Rocket Thermal Images for Retro-Propulsion

NASA has gathered thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as it descended to Earth and plans to use the engineering data for future Mars exploration efforts. NASA’s team at the Hampton, Virginia-based Langley Research Center used the WB-57 twin jet engine aircraft and the U.S. Navy‘s NP-3D Orion aircraft to capture thermal images of the descent, …

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James Clapper Backs Space Launch Industry Competition

National Intelligence Director James Clapper spoke at the 30th Space Symposium held last week about his support for increased competition in the space launch industry, Space News reported Thursday. Clapper also commended launch services providers SpaceX and United Launch Alliance in response to an audience question following his keynote address, Dan Leone writes. …

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NASA to Build Emergency Spacecraft for the ISS; Justin Kerr Comments

NASA has forged separate partnerships with Boeing, Sierra Nevada and Space Exploration Technologies to develop an emergency spacecraft for use at the International Space Station, RedOrbit reported Friday. Brett Smith writes the emergency spacecraft is intended to serve as a shelter for astronauts in distress and to function as a …

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