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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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Rethinking the Overview Effect

Rethinking the Overview Effect

In 1987 Frank White coined the term “Overview Effect” which he used to describe the “cognitive shift that results from the experience of viewing the Earth from space and in space, from orbit or on a lunar mission.”

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China’s Surging Military Space Program – Space Quarterly Archives

A massive Chinese DFH-4 geostationary orbit communications satellite like that used by the Chinese military undergoes antenna dish tests

Continuing with our Summer Reading Series of articles or interviews that still have some relevance today, we present Craig Covault’s March 2013 article China’s Surging Military Space Program from Space Quarterly Magazine. Of note, China has completed eight launches to date this year with one failure and another satellite being placed in the incorrect orbit.  Two communications satellites, one of which is for a military use, were successfully placed …

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Canada’s Fledging Rover Program Is Facing A Rocky Future – Space Quarterly Archives

The Canadian Science-Class Rover Prototype, REX, simulates Mars Sample Return

Continuing with our Summer Reading Series of articles or interviews that still have some relevance today, we present Canada’s Fledging Rover Program Is Facing A Rocky Future which outlined the state of rover development in Canada in the fall of 2011. The story was written by Elizabeth Howell and originally published in Space Quarterly Magazine in December 2011. Six years later many of the same players are still …

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