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Simon Birmingham: Australia to Create Natl Space Agency

Simon Birmingham, Australian minister of education, has announced that Australia’s government will create a new agency to oversee the country’s space programs and partnerships, Space News reported Sunday. “This agency will be the anchor for our domestic coordination and the front door for our international engagement with so many of …

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NASA Plans Earth Science Data Acquisition From Small Satellite Operators

NASA looks to procure imaging and radio occultation data from commercial small satellite companies to help address the space agency’s Earth science research goals, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes NASA’s budget request for fiscal year 2017 includes $30 million for satellite development and data acquisition efforts under the Small Satellite Constellations Initiative. …

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Johns Hopkins APL-NASA Mission Enters System Assembly, Integration Phase for Solar Data Mission

NASA will proceed to the system assembly, integration, test and launch stage for a mission to the sun scheduled to launch in the summer of 2018. Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory said Thursday the space agency has completed a management review development milestone on the Solar Probe Plus program that will send a spacecraft on a data …

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NASA to Commence Bennu Asteroid Study Mission With Lockheed Spacecraft; Kevin Walsh Comments

NASA will launch a space mission that will travel to the asteroid called Bennu on September 8 to study and return samples from the rock formation. The space agency said Wednesday its Goddard Space Flight Center leads the OSIRIS-REx mission that will use Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security-Regolith Explorer instruments to …

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