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NASA to Launch Satellites for Signal Distortion Study

NASA plans to launch two small satellites for a mission to study the distortions of radio signal transmissions through the ionosphere, a region where particles ionize into plasma this month. The Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment or E-TBEx CubeSats will launch on a SpaceX-made Falcon Heavy rocket as part of the Department of Defense's Space Test Program-2, the space agency said Monday.

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NASA Awards Funds to 10 Small Satellite Studies

NASA has awarded a total of $3.6 million in grants to 10 mission concept studies that will use small satellites to explore Venus, Earth’s moon, asteroids, Mars and outer planets. The agency said Thursday awardees on the Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies program will use satellites that weigh less than 400 pounds while CubeSats will …

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NASA Goddard Interns Conduct Space Comms, Navigation Projects; Mike Weiss Comments

NASA hired interns during the summer to support the explorations and space communications projects division at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Forty-eight students from 25 different U.S. schools participated in internship programs run by the Space Communications and Navigation Program Office that works to integrate NASA’s deep space, space and near-Earth networks, the …

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Intl Space Station Deploys 2 NASA CubeSats for Swarm Comms Demonstration

The International Space Station launched a pair of small NASA satellites Monday using a NanoRacks-built deployer system as part of an agency project that aims to demonstrate operation and networking of CubeSats in low-Earth orbit. NASA said Wednesday each Node satellite employs the Android mobile operating system and is built with customized software and the Energetic Particle Integrating …

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