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NASA Completes Ground-Based Laser Tests of ICESat-2’s Altimeter System

NASA has completed the ground-based laser testing of the ICESat-2 satellite’s altimeter instrument at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The completion of the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System‘s testing sets ICESat-2 for launch on Sept. 12., the space agency said Tuesday. Previously, Northrop Grumman integrated the ATLAS with a spacecraft bus built to serve as the instrument’s …

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NASA Unveils Automated Application System for Tech Patent Licensing

NASA has launched a system that works to automate the process for transferring NASA-patented technology to industry. The Automated Technology Licensing Application System is designed to help companies apply for any of the more than 1,400 NASA technologies that are currently available for licensing, the agency said Tuesday. ATLAS works to collect …

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Report: US Gov’t Eyes Nuclear Arm Retention to Handle Asteroids

Government agencies such as the National Nuclear Security Administration and NASA are taking measures to protect the Earth from potential collision with asteroids and other large space objects, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. John Emshwiller writes that NNSA has asked to retain some nuclear-warhead components for their potential use as asteroid interceptors, while NASA …

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