Tag Archives: Goddard Space Flight Center

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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Northrop Grumman, NASA Complete Last Sunshield Deployment Test for James Webb Space Telescope

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation and NASA have successfully completed the final sunshield deployment test on the James Webb Space Telescope, the company reported on Friday. The successful test will prepare the telescope for launch in 2021. “The success of this important milestone demonstrates the rigor and dedication of the Northrop Grumman and NASA team,” said Scott Willoughby.

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NASA Enters Assembly, Testing Phase of Lucy Asteroid Exploration Mission

Lucy Asteroid Exploration

NASA has completed the requirements needed to move forward with the production and testing of a mission to study the Trojan asteroids near Jupiter. The space agency said Friday its Lucy mission, under the Discovery Program, has reached the Key Decision Point-D milestone and may now move forward to components delivery, assembly, integration and testing activities.

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NASA Satellite Discovers 66 New Planets

NASA TESS

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a NASA spacecraft designed to identify new planets, has scanned 75 percent of visible space and detected 66 new planets outside the solar system. This milestone marks the completion of TESS' primary mission and allows the satellite to make additional surveys on the south region under an extended mission.

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NASA Completes Preliminary Design Review of New Space Telescope’s Ground System; Ken Carpenter Quoted

Ken Carpenter

NASA has concluded the preliminary design review of a ground system that would support a new space telescope designed to capture high-detail images depicting space. The ground system will link Earth's scientists to data gathered by the new space telescope.

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NASA Names Dennis Andrucyk Director of Goddard Space Flight Center; Ben Cardin, Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator ans 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, has appointed Dennis Andrucyk director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, effective immediately, the agency reported on Thursday

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NASA Chooses Sample Collection Site for Asteroid Mission

A NASA-led team has identified a sample collection site on Asteroid Bennu for a certain investigative mission, following a year of assessments. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer or OSIRIS-Rex team selected the "Nightingale" site due to the abundance of fine-grained material and low amount of hazards, NASA said Friday.

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