Tag Archives: NASA

The Canadian Space Agency issues Moon program Invitation to Qualify including NASA’s PRISM Program

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

As a next step for its $250 million Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has issued an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) notice. The invitation is open until October 29, 2021. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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On-demand Deep Space Operations

This artist's concept shows what Deep Space Station-23, a new antenna dish capable of supporting both radio wave and laser communications, will look like when completed at the Deep Space Network's Goldstone, California, complex

Deep space operations is an area NASA has identified as needing additional investments as we explore further, deeper and with more frequency. To that end, NASA is adding to its infrastructure and thinking about new ways to best use its assets, including on-demand access.

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CubeSat mission will test Gateway lunar orbit and operations

After arrival at the Moon, CAPSTONE will begin its 6-month-long primary mission. CAPSTONE will validate a near rectilinear halo orbit’s characteristics by demonstrating how to enter into and operate in orbit

CubeSat testing is already being planned this year for NASA's planned Gateway space station near the Moon, according to conference presentations at the virtual Small Satellite Conference this week. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Future directions in small satellites point to autonomy and adaptivity

Thirty five years of small satellites presentation

Small satellites, a Martian helicopter and military monitoring are some of the trends to watch in the satellite industry, according to a "future trends" discussion in a major industry conference. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Was the International Space Station crew in danger during the unplanned firing of Nauka thrusters?

Nauka approaches the International Space Station, preparing to dock

Yesterday at 12:45 p.m EDT on the International Space Station the thrusters of the newly docked Russian Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module fired unexpectedly. NASA says the crew was never in danger, but is that the case? This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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At last – The James Webb Space Telescope is cleared for launch

Artist's view of the James Webb Space Telescope on an Ariane 5 rocke

After years of delays and huge cost overruns, humanity’s next great space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, has successfully completed the final mission analysis review and is cleared for launch on or after October 31, 2021. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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