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Jacobs Teams with NASA’s JPL to Support Mars Perseverance Rover; Steve Arnette, Trevor Graff Quoted

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Jacobs announced on Thursday that the company has partnered with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to build a new calibration device for the Mars Perseverance Rover. The calibration device is mounted on the front of the rover so that researchers can check SHERLOC's analytical instrumentation's accuracy by directing it to scan the baseline materials on the calibration target. 

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NASA Makes, Tests Alternative Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients

NASA has completed a critical test of a high-pressure ventilator designed to treat individuals suffering from the COVID-19 disease. Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory developed the Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally in an effort to address the scarcity of traditional ventilators in the country, the space agency said Friday.

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NASA Installs Wheels on Perseverance Rover

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NASA has installed the wheels, air brakes and parachute system of Perseverance, the rover designed to collect samples for the Mars 2020 mission. The space agency said Friday its Kennedy Space Center completed the rover's wheel installation March 30, following a test in December with mock-up wheels.

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NASA Manages Solar Radiation Mission

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NASA works to understand the formation of sun-based weather storms in space and in turn protect astronauts from solar radiation. The space agency said Monday that it will deploy six CubeSat satellites to further study solar particle storms under the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment, scheduled to launch on or after July 1, 2023.

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NASA Installs Sample Collection Tools on Mars 2020 Rover

NASA has attained new technical milestones towards the launch of Perseverance, the rover that would explore the red planet for the Mars 2020 mission. A team of technical personnel integrated a couple of components that Perseverance requires to collect and transport samples from Mars to Earth, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Thursday.

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University of Arizona Prepares for Next Phase of NEO Surveillance Mission

A team of astronomers from the University of Arizona plans the next phase of the projected NASA mission that aims to develop a space-based infrared telescope designed to detect potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids. 

Professor Amy Mainzer of UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and her team will provide documentation and reviews to help the space agency decide whether to begin the preliminary design phase of the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Mission in 2020, the university said Tuesday

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Bobby Braun to Return to NASA as Planetary Exploration Leader

Bobby Braun, a former chief technologist of NASA, has been named leader of planetary exploration programs at the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory effective Jan. 15, Space News reported Wednesday. JPL Director Michael Watkins said NASA will study the feasibility of consolidating parts of the laboratory's Mars and solar system exploration directorates.

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