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Steve Jurczyk: NASA Open to Potential Use of Suborbital Vehicles in Human Spaceflight

Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for space technology at NASA, has said the agency is open to the possibility of permitting researchers to fly aboard commercial suborbital spacecraft to conduct experiments as part of the Flight Opportunities program, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “As principal investigators propose, both internal to NASA and external, …

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NASA Unveils Automated Application System for Tech Patent Licensing

NASA has launched a system that works to automate the process for transferring NASA-patented technology to industry. The Automated Technology Licensing Application System is designed to help companies apply for any of the more than 1,400 NASA technologies that are currently available for licensing, the agency said Tuesday. ATLAS works to collect …

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NASA to Launch Laser Comms Demo for Spacecraft, Earth Connectivity

NASA plans to launch a technology demonstration of laser communications systems  designed to increase the speed of data transmission between space vehicles and ground terminals. The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration will be deployed in summer 2019 as part of a two- to five-year mission that seeks to help NASA learn ways to operate laser communications systems, the space agency said Wednesday. …

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NASA Publishes Updated Catalog of Free Software Products

NASA has published the third edition of a catalog that lists free software products designed for various technical applications. The agency said Wednesday the 2017-2018 software catalog includes contributions from NASA centers on data processing and storage, business systems, operations, propulsion and aeronautics. Some software products include codes for drones and …

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NASA Awards Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants to 13 Universities; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to research and develop early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program. The space agency selected 13 research proposals that cover technologies in various areas, such as additive manufacturing, electric propulsion, parachute inflation dynamics, …

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NASA Picks 13 Universities for 15 Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to conduct studies on early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program. The space agency selected 15 research proposals that cover various technologies, such as payload devices for assistive free-flyers, integrated photonics for …

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NASA Picks Two Universities for Robotics R&D; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has selected the Northeastern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to conduct study on humanoid robots under a two-year, $500,000 research and development project. The MIT team led by Russ Tedrake will host NASA’s R5 robot system for a research on space environment autonomy, NASA said Tuesday. Northeastern will work …

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