Tag Archives: Mars

Raytheon, WEYTEC Sign Agreement to Develop Next-Generation Air Traffic Control Workstation; Matt Gilligan Quoted

Raytheon announced on Wednesday that the company has signed a teaming agreement with WEY Technology (WEYTEC) to co-develop the next-generation air traffic controller workstation called Multi-platform ATC Re-hosting Solution, or MARS.

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Senate to Develop NASA Human Spaceflight Bill

Sens. Ted Cruz, Roger Wicker, Krysten Sinema and Maria Cantwell have collaborated to create a bill to help NASA direct its human spaceflight activities, SpaceNews reported Friday. The unnamed legislation follows a filed Mars exploration bill in 2017 and will support commercial space initiatives for manned Moon missions by 2024.

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Nat’l Space Council Seeks More Gov’t Investment to Accelerate Mars Missions

Scott Pace, executive secretary of the National Space Council, has said the Trump administration and NASA need to focus on long-term efforts to send humans to Mars, Space News reported Saturday. The council has already called on Congress to invest in more resources for the planned 2024 moon landing in order to establish a sustainable lunar presence and enable Mars missions to begin in “roughly a decade”, Pace told attendees at the International Space Development Conference in Arlington, Va. 

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NASA Finds Solution to Address InSight Mars Lander’s Digging Issue

NASA plans to address the digging limitation of the InSight Mars robot's heat probe that results from structures blocking the lander's cameras. The heat probe is a hammering spike originally geared to dig up to 16 feet under Martian ground. However, misplaced support structures have limited the probe to no more than 12 inches of digging, the space agency said Wednesday.

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