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NASA Demos First X-Ray Navigation in Space

NASA has performed the first fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space, which could help future robotic spacecraft to travel to deep space locations. The space agency said Thursday a team of engineers carried out the experiment called the Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology, or SEXTANT, on Nov. 11. …

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White House Proposes $19.1B NASA Budget for Fiscal 2018

President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal would allocate $19.1 billion for NASA, which represents a $561 million reduction from the agency’s budget under the FY 2017 omnibus spending bill, Space News reported Tuesday. Trump proposed scrapping five Earth science programs to help NASA save approximately $191 million and shut down the agency’s Office of Education, …

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Mike Pence: White House to Relaunch National Space Council

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has said President Donald Trump will issue an executive order to revive the National Space Council, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes Pence said Monday at a ceremony for the presidential signing of a NASA authorization bill that Trump asked him to chair the space council that last operated …

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President Trump Signs Bill to Fund NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Programs

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that authorizes funding for NASA’s deep-space exploration and discovery missions in the 2017 budget cycle. The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 requires the space agency to develop and implement a deep space human exploration plan and invest in science, technology and aeronautics programs, the White House said …

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NASA Combines Flight Computing Platform & GPS Receiver for Deep Space Initiatives

NASA has combined its reconfigurable flight computing platform with a Navigator-built GPS flight receiver to develop new technology as part of efforts to address future deep space navigational challenges and demonstrate X-ray communications capacities in space. The agency said Friday it will deploy two Navcube units to the International Space Station in 2018 …

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