Tag Archives: Mars

NASA Prepares Mars Helicopter for Mission

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NASA has docked the Mars helicopter to the Perseverance rover in preparation for the upcoming mission scheduled 10 months from now. The space agency performed the installation at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility within Kennedy Space Center, NASA's James Cawley wrote in a blog posted 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 Presents Segmented Approach for Artemis Program

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NASA has proposed an outline on how to approach the progressive phases of the Artemis program, an effort to revive manned space exploration. The space agency said Friday delivered a plan that lists requirements for lunar exploration and the progressive phases that would lead astronauts to Mars.

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NASA’s Robotic Arm Approach Fixes Mars Lander Problem

NASA used a robotic arm push to address a technical issue that rendered a Mars lander unable to dig as designed, CNN reported Thursday. The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport or InSight lander's robotic shovel arm applied force to a heat probe that didn't function properly due to a lack of friction.

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Raytheon, National Science Foundation Radio Astronomy Facilities Partner to Detect Space Asteroids; Art Morrish, Tony Beasley Quoted

Raytheon, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the Green Bank Observatory (GBO) have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement to detect and characterize near-earth asteroids large enough to cause significant damage, the company announced on Tuesday.

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Mars Recconnaissance Orbiter Spacecraft Enters Flash Memory Maintenance

A multipurpose spacecraft designed by Lockheed Martin to study and monitor Mars' surface has entered a hiatus on Feb. 17 to allow engineers in performing long-distance maintenance efforts from Earth. The team is updating the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's battery parameters as well as planetary position cables within the flash memory, NASA said Tuesday.

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AirMap, Raytheon Demo Drone Monitoring Tools on Next-Generation Air Traffic Control Workstation; Matt Gilligan Quoted

Raytheon and AirMap have integrated the latter’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) monitoring capabilities onto a functional prototype of a next-generation air traffic controller workstation called Multi-platform ATC Re-hosting Solution, or MARS developed by Raytheon, Raytheon announced on Monday

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