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NASA Executes 2nd Entry of New RS-25 Engine Test Series

RS-25 Engine Test

NASA held the second round of hot firing in a new test series for the RS-25 engine, a component of the Space Launch System rocket that would eventually send astronauts to the Moon. The space agency said Wednesday it performed the test on Tuesday at Mississippi-based Stennis Space Center. The engine fired for a total of  over eight minutes during the test.

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NASA Prepares Propulsion System of CAPSTONE CubeSat Mission

CAPSTONE Propulsion

NASA has launched an environmental test for the propulsion system of a small satellite that would verify the safety of the Moon's cislunar orbit. The space agency said Tuesday its Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment or CAPSTONE would study the unique orbit's dynamics to reduce risks of NASA's planned Gateway lunar outpost.

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NASA Centers to Test Lunar Exploration Flight Software; Jacob Hageman Quoted

NASA Lunar

Two NASA-operated facilities will collaborate on the testing and certification processes for flight software the agency intends to use on its mission to land astronauts on the moon in 2024. “The Artemis program provides resources to help us improve the product, which benefits everyone who uses it," said Jacob Hageman, team lead for the Gateway cFS certification effort.

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Jim Bridenstine Addresses Importance of Artemis Program

Jim Bridenstine

Jim Bridenstine, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed the importance of the Artemis program and moon missions moving into the future. “We need our Artemis program, we need our moon-to-Mars program, to span generations…We need to make sure that we’re leading the world in a return to the moon and on to Mars,” Bridenstine said. 

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NASA, Japan Sign Agreement for Gateway Life Support Capabilities

Gateway Life Support

The Japanese government has inked an agreement with NASA to provide capabilities to sustain the habitation module of the agency's Gateway orbital outpost as part of the Artemis program. Gateway is designed to support scientific research efforts and function as a rendezvous point for astronauts that will fly to the Moon via the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft. 

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NASA, Canada Sign Partnership Agreement for Gateway Lunar Outpost

Gateway

Canada's space agency has officially agreed to provide an external robotics system and execute other efforts for NASA's Gateway, an orbiting space outpost that will support lunar exploration missions. Canada will provide the Canadarm3 robotic arm and interfaces for robotic modules that would help Gateway personnel install instruments, NASA said Wednesday.

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NASA Selects Commercial Partners to Advance Space Technologies; Jim Reuter Quoted

Jim Reuter

NASA has selected 17 U.S. companies for 20 partnerships to advance industry-developed space technologies for the agency’s missions, NASA reported on Monday. The partnerships will create a 3D printing system for NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program, remove dust from planetary solar arrays and mature a first-stage rocket recovery system. 

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NASA Seeks New Partnerships to Support Artemis Program; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA has announced that the agency will develop new partners to support the Artemis program and advance human exploration of the Moon, the agency reported on Thursday. NASA plans to further explore the lunar surface and create a sustainable human presence with Artemis in preparation for future human missions to Mars.

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