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Jim Green to become NASA chief scientist in May

Jim Green, director of the planetary science division at NASA’s science mission director, has been appointed chief scientist at the space agency in a move that takes effect May 1. He will succeed the retiring Gale Allen, who has served as acting chief scientist since 2016, and will act as …

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Report: NASA Mulls Cooperation on Future Russian Lunar Missions

Jim Green, director of NASA‘s planetary science division, has said that the space agency is in talks with Russian officials about potential cooperation on Russia’s future lunar missions, Space News reported Friday. Russia aims to launch a series of missions to the moon from 2019 through 2024, including the Luna-25 lander, Luna-26 …

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NASA Explores Potential Saturn Missions to Succeed Cassini

NASA has begun to evaluate proposals for future missions to Saturn, as the Cassini spacecraft performs its final approach to the planet, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. The space agency said Thursday it expects Cassini to plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday to end its 13-year mission around the planet and prevent collision …

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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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