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NASA Plans 6 Small Satellite Missions to Support Earth Science Research

NASA aims to launch six small satellite missions beginning this month to study Earth’s hurricanes, energy budget, aerosols and weather. The agency said Tuesday small satellites are often deployed as “secondary payload” aboard other missions’ rockets. The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes CubeSat will be launched this month to monitor changes in Earth’s energy budget …

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NASA Goddard Scientists Develop CubeSat Thermal Control Tech

A team of scientists at NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center has built a passive thermal-control technology designed to integrate with miniaturized satellites used for space research. Allison Evans, project principal investigator, and her team members created the thermal-control unit by repurposing a large panel of louvers that were initially used on spacecraft in the 1960s, NASA said Tuesday. The …

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NASA Unveils Next CubeSat Launch Program for Nanosatellite Developers

NASA has launched the next round of a program for CubeSat developers to have an opportunity to launch their nanosatellites as auxiliary payloads on planned space exploration missions. The space agency will choose small satellite payloads for space research efforts by Feb. 19, 2016 for possible deployments through the International Space Station, rocket launches and other …

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US Army-Built Nanosatellite Seeks to Provide Voice, Data Communications to Remote Area-based Soldiers

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command have developed a nanosatellite constellation designed to provide beyond-line-of-sight voice and data communications to uniformed personnel assigned in remote areas, the Army reported Monday. Jason B. Cutshaw writes the 5-kilogram cube satellite, dubbed SNaP, has multifunctional …

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NASA, SpaceX Launch Third Cargo Resupply Mission to ISS; William Gerstenmaier Comments

NASA has sent approximately 2.5 tons of cargo to the International Space Station aboard Space Exploration Technologies‘ Dragon spacecraft as part of the agency’s $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract with the company. The agency said Friday that the Friday launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station marks SpaceX’s third delivery …

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NASA Adds 16 Cubesats For Space Missions Over Next 3 Years

Sixteen miniaturized satellites from nine U.S. states have been chosen by NASA to support the agency’s space research missions during the next three years. The cubesats were submitted by universities, nonprofit organizations, a primary school and government research centers for NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellite Program, the space agency said …

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