Devices, manned and unmanned, which are designed to be placed into an orbit about the Earth or into a trajectory to another celestial body. (NASA Thesaurus, 1988)
The environment outside the earth or its atmosphere. The environment may refer to a closed cabin (such as a space shuttle or space station) or to space itself, the moon, or other planets.
The fifth planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. Its sixteen natural satellites include Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, and Io.
Travel beyond the earth's atmosphere.
Systems that provide for the maintenance of life in an isolated living chamber through reutilization of the material available, in particular, by means of a cycle wherein exhaled carbon dioxide, urine, and other waste matter are converted chemically or by photosynthesis into oxygen, water, and food. (NASA Thesaurus, 1988)
The fourth planet in order from the sun. Its two natural satellites are Deimos and Phobos. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the solar system.
An independent Federal agency established in 1958. It conducts research for the solution of problems of flight within and outside the Earth's atmosphere and develops, constructs, tests, and operates aeronautical and space vehicles. (From U.S. Government Manual, 1993)
Finely divided solid matter with particle sizes smaller than a micrometeorite, thus with diameters much smaller than a millimeter, moving in interplanetary space. (NASA Thesaurus, 1994)
The sixth planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. Its twelve natural satellites include Phoebe and Titan.
Any solid objects moving in interplanetary space that are smaller than a planet or asteroid but larger than a molecule. Meteorites are any meteoroid that has fallen to a planetary surface. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
An environment simulating one or more parameters of the space environment, applied in testing space systems or components. Often, a closed chamber is used, capable of approximating the vacuum and normal environments of space. (From NASA Thesaurus, 1988) This also includes simulated EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY studies in atmosphere exposure chambers or water tanks.
The natural satellite of the planet Earth. It includes the lunar cycles or phases, the lunar month, lunar landscapes, geography, and soil.
A state in which the environs of hospitals, laboratories, domestic and animal housing, work places, spacecraft, and other surroundings are under technological control with regard to air conditioning, heating, lighting, humidity, ventilation, and other ambient features. The concept includes control of atmospheric composition. (From Jane's Aerospace Dictionary, 3d ed)
The solid substance formed by the FREEZING of water.
The group of celestial bodies, including the EARTH, orbiting around and gravitationally bound by the sun. It includes eight planets, one minor planet, and 34 natural satellites, more than 1,000 observed comets, and thousands of lesser bodies known as MINOR PLANETS (asteroids) and METEOROIDS. (From Academic American Encyclopedia, 1983)
High-energy radiation or particles from extraterrestrial space that strike the earth, its atmosphere, or spacecraft and may create secondary radiation as a result of collisions with the atmosphere or spacecraft.
The gaseous envelope surrounding a planet or similar body. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The study of microorganisms living in a variety of environments (air, soil, water, etc.) and their pathogenic relationship to other organisms including man.
Condition in which no acceleration, whether due to gravity or any other force, can be detected by an observer within a system. It also means the absence of weight or the absence of the force of gravity acting on a body. Microgravity, gravitational force between 0 and 10 -6 g, is included here. (From NASA Thesaurus, 1988)
The ash, dust, gases, and lava released by volcanic explosion. The gases are volatile matter composed principally of about 90% water vapor, and carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen. The ash or dust is pyroclastic ejecta and lava is molten extrusive material consisting mainly of magnesium silicate. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Members of spacecraft crew including those who travel in space, and those in training for space flight. (From Webster, 10th ed; Jane's Aerospace Dictionary, 3d ed)
A genus of BACILLACEAE that are spore-forming, rod-shaped cells. Most species are saprophytic soil forms with only a few species being pathogenic.
Heat and stain resistant, metabolically inactive bodies formed within the vegetative cells of bacteria of the genera Bacillus and Clostridium.
A genus of gram-positive, spherical bacteria found in soils and fresh water, and frequently on the skin of man and other animals.
A kingdom of eukaryotic, heterotrophic organisms that live parasitically as saprobes, including MUSHROOMS; YEASTS; smuts, molds, etc. They reproduce either sexually or asexually, and have life cycles that range from simple to complex. Filamentous fungi, commonly known as molds, refer to those that grow as multicellular colonies.
Acceleration produced by the mutual attraction of two masses, and of magnitude inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the two centers of mass. It is also the force imparted by the earth, moon, or a planet to an object near its surface. (From NASA Thesaurus, 1988)
A genus of asporogenous bacteria that is widely distributed in nature. Its organisms appear as straight to slightly curved rods and are known to be human and animal parasites and pathogens.
An order of gram-positive, primarily aerobic BACTERIA that tend to form branching filaments.
One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.

Deriving meteorological variables across Africa for the study and control of vector-borne disease: a comparison of remote sensing and spatial interpolation of climate. (1/247)

This paper presents the results of an investigation into the utility of remote sensing (RS) using meteorological satellites sensors and spatial interpolation (SI) of data from meteorological stations, for the prediction of spatial variation in monthly climate across continental Africa in 1990. Information from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) polar-orbiting meteorological satellites was used to estimate land surface temperature (LST) and atmospheric moisture. Cold cloud duration (CCD) data derived from the High Resolution Radiometer (HRR) on-board the European Meteorological Satellite programme's (EUMETSAT) Meteosat satellite series were also used as a RS proxy measurement of rainfall. Temperature, atmospheric moisture and rainfall surfaces were independently derived from SI of measurements from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) member stations of Africa. These meteorological station data were then used to test the accuracy of each methodology, so that the appropriateness of the two techniques for epidemiological research could be compared. SI was a more accurate predictor of temperature, whereas RS provided a better surrogate for rainfall; both were equally accurate at predicting atmospheric moisture. The implications of these results for mapping short and long-term climate change and hence their potential for the study and control of disease vectors are considered. Taking into account logistic and analytical problems, there were no clear conclusions regarding the optimality of either technique, but there was considerable potential for synergy.  (+info)

Protein kinetics during and after long-duration spaceflight on MIR. (2/247)

Human spaceflight is associated with a loss of body protein. Bed rest studies suggest that the reduction in the whole body protein synthesis (PS) rate should be approximately 15%. The objectives of this experiment were to test two hypotheses on astronauts and cosmonauts during long-duration (>3 mo) flights on MIR: that 1) the whole body PS rate will be reduced and 2) dietary intake and the PS rate should be increased postflight because protein accretion is occurring. The 15N glycine method was used for measuring whole body PS rate before, during, and after long-duration spaceflight on the Russian space station MIR. Dietary intake was measured together with the protein kinetics. Results show that subjects lost weight during flight (4.64 +/- 1.0 kg, P < 0.05). Energy intake was decreased inflight (2,854 +/- 268 vs. 2,145 +/- 190 kcal/day, n = 6, P < 0.05), as was the PS rate (226 +/- 24 vs. 97 +/- 11 g protein/day, n = 6, P < 0.01). The reduction in PS correlated with the reduction in energy intake (r2 = 0.86, P < 0.01, n = 6). Postflight energy intake and PS returned to, but were not increased over, the preflight levels. We conclude that the reduction in PS found was greater than predicted from ground-based bed rest experiments because of the shortfall in dietary intake. The expected postflight anabolic state with increases in dietary intake and PS did not occur during the first 2 wk after landing.  (+info)

Identifying populations potentially exposed to agricultural pesticides using remote sensing and a Geographic Information System. (3/247)

Pesticides used in agriculture may cause adverse health effects among the population living near agricultural areas. However, identifying the populations most likely to be exposed is difficult. We conducted a feasibility study to determine whether satellite imagery could be used to reconstruct historical crop patterns. We used historical Farm Service Agency records as a source of ground reference data to classify a late summer 1984 satellite image into crop species in a three-county area in south central Nebraska. Residences from a population-based epidemiologic study of non-Hodgkin lymphoma were located on the crop maps using a geographic information system (GIS). Corn, soybeans, sorghum, and alfalfa were the major crops grown in the study area. Eighty-five percent of residences could be located, and of these 22% had one of the four major crops within 500 m of the residence, an intermediate distance for the range of drift effects from pesticides applied in agriculture. We determined the proximity of residences to specific crop species and calculated crop-specific probabilities of pesticide use based on available data. This feasibility study demonstrated that remote sensing data and historical records on crop location can be used to create historical crop maps. The crop pesticides that were likely to have been applied can be estimated when information about crop-specific pesticide use is available. Using a GIS, zones of potential exposure to agricultural pesticides and proximity measures can be determined for residences in a study.  (+info)

A close-up look at Io from Galileo's near-infrared mapping spectrometer. (4/247)

Infrared spectral images of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, acquired during the October and November 1999 and February 2000 flybys of the Galileo spacecraft, were used to study the thermal structure and sulfur dioxide distribution of active volcanoes. Loki Patera, the solar system's most powerful known volcano, exhibits large expanses of dark, cooling lava on its caldera floor. Prometheus, the site of long-lived plume activity, has two major areas of thermal emission, which support ideas of plume migration. Sulfur dioxide deposits were mapped at local scales and show a more complex relationship to surface colors than previously thought, indicating the presence of other sulfur compounds.  (+info)

Prometheus: Io's wandering plume. (5/247)

Unlike any volcanic behavior ever observed on Earth, the plume from Prometheus on Io has wandered 75 to 95 kilometers west over the last 20 years since it was first discovered by Voyager and more recently observed by Galileo. Despite the source motion, the geometric and optical properties of the plume have remained constant. We propose that this can be explained by vaporization of a sulfur dioxide and/or sulfur "snowfield" over which a lava flow is moving. Eruption of a boundary-layer slurry through a rootless conduit with sonic conditions at the intake of the melted snow can account for the constancy of plume properties.  (+info)

Discovery of gaseous S2 in Io's Pele plume. (6/247)

Spectroscopy of Io's Pele plume against Jupiter by the Hubble Space Telescope in October 1999 revealed absorption due to S2 gas, with a column density of 1.0 +/- 0.2 x 10(16) per square centimeter, and probably also SO(2) gas with a column density of 7 +/- 3 x 10(16) per square centimeter. This SO2/S2 ratio (3 to 12) is expected from equilibration with silicate magmas near the quartz-fayalite-magnetite or wustite-magnetite buffers. Condensed S3 and S4, probable coloring agents in Pele's red plume deposits, may form by polymerization of the S2, which is unstable to ultraviolet photolysis. Diffuse red deposits near other Io volcanoes suggest that venting and polymerization of S2 gas is a widespread feature of Io volcanism.  (+info)

Biospheric primary production during an ENSO transition. (7/247)

The Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) provides global monthly measurements of both oceanic phytoplankton chlorophyll biomass and light harvesting by land plants. These measurements allowed the comparison of simultaneous ocean and land net primary production (NPP) responses to a major El Nino to La Nina transition. Between September 1997 and August 2000, biospheric NPP varied by 6 petagrams of carbon per year (from 111 to 117 petagrams of carbon per year). Increases in ocean NPP were pronounced in tropical regions where El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impacts on upwelling and nutrient availability were greatest. Globally, land NPP did not exhibit a clear ENSO response, although regional changes were substantial.  (+info)

Mass spectrometry in the U.S. space program: past, present, and future. (8/247)

Recent years have witnessed significant progress on the miniaturization of mass spectrometers for a variety of field applications. This article describes the development and application of mass spectrometry (MS) instrumentation to support of goals of the U.S. space program. Its main focus is on the two most common space-related applications of MS: studying the composition of planetary atmospheres and monitoring air quality on manned space missions. Both sets of applications present special requirements in terms of analytical performance (sensitivity, selectivity, speed, etc.), logistical considerations (space, weight, and power requirements), and deployment in perhaps the harshest of all possible environments (space). The MS instruments deployed on the Pioneer Venus and Mars Viking Lander missions are reviewed for the purposes of illustrating the unique features of the sample introduction systems, mass analyzers, and vacuum systems, and for presenting their specifications which are impressive even by today's standards. The various approaches for monitoring volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in cabin atmospheres are also reviewed. In the past, ground-based GC/MS instruments have been used to identify and quantify VOCs in archival samples collected during the Mercury, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, and Mir missions. Some of the data from the more recent missions are provided to illustrate the composition data obtained and to underscore the need for instrumentation to perform such monitoring in situ. Lastly, the development of two emerging technologies, Direct Sampling Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry (DSITMS) and GC/Ion Mobility Spectrometry (GC/IMS), will be discussed to illustrate their potential utility for future missions.  (+info)

Impact of assembly, testing and launch operations on the airborne bacterial diversity within a spacecraft assembly facility clean-room - Volume 7 Issue 3-4 - David A. Newcombe, Myron T. La Duc, Parag Vaishampayan, Kasthuri Venkateswaran
A spacecraft is a vehicle that can carry people and cargo beyond the Earths atmosphere, through space to other planetary bodies, space stations, or orbits and back home again. Spacecraft which are launched from the surface of a planet are called launch vehicles and usually take-off from launch pads at spaceports.. Most spacecraft today are propelled by rocket engines, which shoot hot gases opposite to the direction of travel. Other forms of propulsion are used when appropriate. Spacecraft which do not need to escape from strong gravity may use ion thrusters or other more efficient methods.. Because of the very large amount of energy needed to leave the Earths gravity, spacecraft are usually very expensive to build, launch, and operate. Plans for future spacecraft often focus on reducing these costs so more people can participate in space. But today, costs are still very high, and until recently all spacecraft were sponsored by national governments.. ...
Bacillus strains producing highly resistant spores have been isolated from cleanrooms and space craft assembly facilities. Organisms that can survive such conditions merit planetary protection concern and if that resistance can be transferred to other organisms, a health concern too. To further efforts to understand these resistances, the complete genome of Bacillus safensis strain FO-36b, which produces spores resistant to peroxide and radiation was determined. The genome was compared to the complete genome of B. pumilus SAFR-032, and the draft genomes of B. safensis JPL-MERTA-8-2 and the type strain B. pumilus ATCC7061T. Additional comparisons were made to 61 draft genomes that have been mostly identified as strains of B. pumilus or B. safensis. The FO-36b gene order is essentially the same as that in SAFR-032 and other B. pumilus strains. The annotated genome has 3850 open reading frames and 40 noncoding RNAs and riboswitches. Of these, 307 are not shared by SAFR-032, and 65 are also not shared by
A fractionated spacecraft is a satellite architecture for which the functional capabilities of a conventional spacecraft are distributed across multiple modules (spacecrafts) which fly separately and interact through wireless links. Removing the physical dependencies between the resources, or subsystems, of a spacecraft, brings several attributes, such as flexibility and robustness, which can be exploited for the benefit of the earth observation payloads. In this manner, an infrastructure network which is composed of resource modules can be put into a sun-synchronous orbit for the benefit of such payloads. However, fractionating a spacecraft and letting the different subsystems fly separately leads to several technological concerns which are related to the shared resources within the fractionated spacecraft network. Regarding these technology implications, collision free close proximity cluster flying configurations were evaluated initially. Then a realization approaches were also discussed via ...
Gemini 6 spacecraft against blackness of sky as seen from Gemini 7 spacecraft. Photo of the Gemini 6 spacecraft against the blackness of the sky as seen from the Gemini 7 spacecraft. The two spacecrafts were approximately 40 ft. apart.. ...
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in conjunction with the NASA Planetary Protection Officer, has selected the vapor phase hydrogen peroxide sterilization process for continued development as a NASA approved sterilization technique for spacecraft subsystems and systems. The goal is to include this technique, with an appropriate specification, in NPR 8020.12C as a low temperature complementary technique to the dry heat sterilization process.To meet microbial reduction requirements for all Mars in-situ life detection and sample return missions, various planetary spacecraft subsystems will have to be exposed to a qualified sterilization process. This process could be the elevated temperature dry heat sterilization process (~115 C for 40 hours) which was used to sterilize the Viking lander spacecraft. However, with utilization of such elements as highly sophisticated electronics and sensors in modern spacecraft, this process presents significant materials challenges and is thus an undesirable bioburden
Uncurated}} [[Image:MIR Amoeba.jpg,thumb,300px,right,An amoeba collected from free-floating condensate on the MIR space station.[[#References,[13] ]]]] Spacecraft represent a unique environment for microbes. Spacecraft are generally classified as either manned or unmanned and this distinction carries profound consequences on the microbial ecology of the crafts. As on Earth, microbial communities can have both positive and negative effects. While they present hazards like degradation of equipment, infection, and contamination they also offer the promise of advanced life support systems. ==Spacecraft Environments== The type of environment available to microbes is fundamentally determined by the presence or absence of humans on the mission. ===Manned Spacecraft and [[Microbial Colonization of Space Stations , Space Stations]]=== The interior of hermetically sealed spacecraft designed for human occupancy provide many opportunities for microbial populations [[#References,[1] ]][[#References,[15] ]]. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Draft genome sequence of Bacillus safensis JPL-MERTA-8-2, isolated from a Mars-Bound Spacecraft. AU - Coil, David A.. AU - Benardini, James N.. AU - Eisen, Jonathan A. PY - 2015. Y1 - 2015. N2 - Here, we present the draft genome of Bacillus safensis JPL-MERTA-8-2, a strain found in a spacecraft assembly cleanroom before launch of the Mars Exploration Rovers. The assembly contains 3,671,133 bp in 14 contigs.. AB - Here, we present the draft genome of Bacillus safensis JPL-MERTA-8-2, a strain found in a spacecraft assembly cleanroom before launch of the Mars Exploration Rovers. The assembly contains 3,671,133 bp in 14 contigs.. UR - UR - U2 - 10.1128/genomeA.01360-15. DO - 10.1128/genomeA.01360-15. M3 - Article. AN - SCOPUS:85009477074. VL - 3. JO - Microbiology Resource Announcements. JF - Microbiology Resource ...
The first images and video from NASA â s GRAIL mission of the far side of the moon were captured on January 19, 2012 by the MoonKAM onboard the lunar spacecraft Ebb as part of a test. MoonKAM partnered with teams within JPL to develop interactive content for the â ¦ The two GRAIL spacecraft, launched September 5th from Cape Canaveral, Florida, are scheduled to begin orbiting the moon-one on New Years Eve, the other New Years Day. The GRAIL mission is part of the Discovery Program managed at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft. GRAIL will fly twin spacecraft in tandem orbits around the moon for several months to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail. The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission ended on 17 December 2012 at 14:28 PST (-8 hrs. Named Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), the spacecraft are scheduled to be placed into orbit beginning at 1:21 p.m. PST (4:21 p.m. ...
Orion spacecraft test flight control centre. Orion program manager Mark Geyer in the flight control centre in Houston, Texas, USA, during the Orion spacecrafts first test flight on 5 December 2014. The Orion spacecraft was launched on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Stations Space Launch Complex 37. The uncrewed Orion spacecraft orbited the Earth twice, before landing in the Pacific Ocean The test flight was known as Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1). Developed by NASA, the first Orion crewed launches are scheduled for around 2023. The Orion spacecraft are intended for use in Earth orbit, and for human exploration of the Moon, the asteroids and of Mars. - Stock Image C035/5501
On January 27, 2017, the Japanese HTV Kounotori-6 unmanned supply spacecraft departed the International Space Station. First HTV-6 was disengaged with the space stations robotic arm from a docking port on the Harmony module. At 15:46 UTC the spacecraft was released by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. The HTVs mission is not over after its departure from the space station. The HTV Kounotori-6 spacecraft will stay in orbit until February 5, 2017 conducting an experiment that could lay the foundation for a mechanism to remove space junk from orbit.. ...
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Using planetary protection techniques that ensure NASA spacecraft do not contaminate other worlds, researchers have found a link between bacteria in breast ductal fluid and breast cancer.. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock. The breast ductal system contains the glands that produce milk and naturally secretes a substance called nipple aspirate fluid.. For the study, the researchers at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, employed the same sequencing and analysis methods used for examining bacteria in spacecraft assembly rooms.. We applied these planetary protection techniques in the first-ever study of microorganisms in human breast ductal fluid, said Parag Vaishampayan, scientist in biotechnology and planetary protection at JPL.. The researchers found differences between the ductal fluid bacteria found in women who have experienced breast cancer, and the bacteria present in those who have not.. The findings were published in the online journal ...
Traditionally, Direct Energy (DE), especially High Energy Laser (HEL), has mainly been considered for beaming energy or power, however, it can be exploited for beaming momentum as well. Dr. Y. K . Bae presents an innovative spacecraft maneuvering architecture, DE Momentum Beaming (DEMB), in which momentum is beamed between two spacecraft platforms via the pressure of circulating photons between them with the use of recently developed Photonic Laser Thruster (PLT). Many advanced DoD in-space missions need a wider range of dynamic spacecraft maneuvers than formation flying. Conventional spacecraft maneuvering is performed by momentum applied to a single vehicle by exhausting fuel in forms of plumb or ions, which limits lifetime and delta-V capability. Through momentum beaming, DEMB will drastically reduce the fuel consumption or separate the highly valuable mission vehicle from a lower-cost, replaceable resource vehicle (similar to aerial refueling) to lower the life-cycle cost significantly in a ...
In the design of spacecraft, heat transfer becomes a criterion of operation to maintain structural and equipment integrity over long periods of time. The spacecraft thermal balance between cold space and solar, planetary, and equipment heat sources is the means by which the desired range of equipment and structural temperatures are obtained. With the total spacecraft balance set, subsystem and component temperatures can be analyzed for their corresponding thermal requirements. This section provides the means by which first-cut approximations of spacecraft surface, structure, and equipment temperatures may be made, using the curves of planetary and solar heat flux in conjunction with the desired coating radiative properties. Once the coating properties have been determined, the material to provide these requirements may be selected from the extensive thermal radiative properties tables and curves. These can then be cross checked to determine the degradation effects of space that may cause ...
Bion spacecraft is meant for conducting fundamental and applied research in the field of space biology and medicine, radiation physics and radiation biology experiments. Bion spacecraft was used for carrying out systematic research with the aim to develop methods, allowing control state of health and capacity for work of a person, fulfilling prolonged space flight. Since 1973 Bion spacecraft launches have been done approximately once in two years. 11 successful launches have been conducted in all. Data, received during Bion spacecraft missions, is of great value for its widespread application in applied medicine. Research on-board of Bion spacecraft have been carried out with the use of unique scientific hardware and different biological objects, being on various levels of biological organization: unicellular organisms, tissue cultures, lower and higher plants, insects, fish, amphibians, turtles, white rats, monkeys. More than 37 types of biological objects have been in space. Bion ...
Carrying over 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station (ISS), a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday morning (India time).. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock. The Dragon spacecraft was taken by ship to Long Beach where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA and then prepared for shipment to SpaceXs test facility in McGregor, Texas, for processing, the US space agency said in a statement.. A number of technology and biology studies conducted in the unique microgravity environment of the space station returned aboard the spacecraft, including research in the burgeoning field of nanotechnology.. The Microchannel Diffusion study, for example, examined how microparticles interact with each other and their delivery channel in the absence of gravitational forces.. In this one-of-a-kind laboratory, researchers were able to observe nanoscale behaviours at slightly ...
A key challenge in operating remote spacecraft is that ground operators must rely on the limited visibility available through spacecraft telemetry in order to assess spacecraft health and operational status. We describe a tool for processing spacecraft telemetry that allows ground operators to impose structure on received telemetry in order to achieve a better comprehension of system state. A key element of our approach is the design of a domain-specific language that allows operators to express models of expected system behavior using partial specifications. The language allows behavior specifications with data fields, similar to other recent runtime verification systems. What is notable about our approach is the ability to develop hierarchical specifications of behavior. The language is implemented as an internal DSL in the Scala programming language that synthesizes rules from patterns of specification behavior. The rules are automatically applied to received telemetry and the inferred ...
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporations (NYSE:NOC) space navigation aid recently provided key guidance and control information that allowed NASAs MESSENGER to become the first spacecraft to successfully orbit Mercury, marking the culmination of a more-than six-year, 4.9 billion-mile journey to the innermost planet.. The MESSENGER spacecraft utilizes Northrop Grummans Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit (Scalable SIRU™), an inertial reference system that supplies critical rotation rate data that enable the stabilization, pointing, and attitude control of satellites and space vehicles.. Mercury has been relatively unexplored, in part because of challenges to slowing down a spacecraft sufficiently to enter orbit. This is where the Scalable SIRU™ made a critical difference. As the sole governing sensor during the Mercury orbit insertion maneuver, the Scalable SIRU™ provided precise navigation information to guide the spacecraft into a ...
When in space, the purpose of a propulsion system is to change the velocity, or v, of a spacecraft. Because this is more difficult for more massive spacecrafts, designers generally discuss spacecraft performance in amount of change in momentum per unit of propellant consumed also called specific impulse.[9] Higher the specific impulse, better the efficiency. Ion propulsion engines have high specific impulse (~3000 s) and low thrust[10] whereas chemical rockets like monopropellant or bipropellant rocket engines have a low specific impulse (~300 s) but high thrust[11]. When launching a spacecraft from Earth, a propulsion method must overcome a higher gravitational pull to provide a positive net acceleration.[12] In orbit, any additional impulse, even very tiny, will result in a change in the orbit path. The rate of change of velocity is called acceleration, and the rate of change of momentum is called force. To reach a given velocity, one can apply a small acceleration over a long period of time, ...
Tess spacecraft is to launch into space on March 6, 2020.The spacecraft, a humanoid robot powered by a 3.6-metre-long lithium ion battery, will carry a small satellite called Tess.The robot ...
DESIGN OF INTELLIGENT SPACECRAFT: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING EDUCATION COURSE. Abstract This paper discusses a highly interdisciplinary course offered to students during the Spring 2007 semester : Design of Intelligent Spacecraft. The course integrates concepts from mathematics, physics, engineering and computer science for the purpose of educating 4th year undergraduate and introductory masters-level students on the design of intelligent spacecraft. Course content is divided into two pedagogically separate parts :. 1. The historical development of physical models, including mathematical models for celestial mechanics and thermodynamics.. 2. Application of these models for creating intelligent spacecraft, i.e., applications of these models to pattern recognition, computer vision, and image processing. The first section introduces physical mathematical models which, in the second section of the course, are re-visited to allow for model-based design.. In part (1), a new tact is taken for ...
All of your best ideas have gotten lose! You only have one idea left! But its for a really unique sort of spacecraft…. So begins Negative Spacecraft, a game about collecting ideas and dodging … well, all sorts of things, really. Sometimes even the empty spaces!. Negative Spacecraft is a hard game to describe. It is a SHMUP, in its very deep down roots, but it plays very differently. The closest description is probably a crossover between Ikaruga, Shoot the Bullet, and that crazy touhou Bad Apple!! video.. You play a spacecraft tasked with reabsorbing rogue ideas. But you have one very unique ability to aid you on this: You can reverse yourself, so that everything that used to be solid is now empty space to you, and perfectly safe! Be careful though, because now things that used to be empty are suddenly perilous zones of danger which will blow you up if you touch them!. ...
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The vintage spacecraft spacecraft models are now back on the market.The models were available as collectibles on eBay and Amazon for about a decade, but now they are back in ...
Sentinel-2 is planned for launch in 2014 by the European Space Agency and it is equipped with the Multi Spectral Instrument (MSI), which will provide images with high spatial, spectral and temporal resolution. It covers the VNIR/SWIR spectral region in 13 bands and incorporates two new spectral bands in the red-edge region, which can be used to derive vegetation indices using red-edge bands in their formulation. These are particularly suitable for estimating canopy chlorophyll and nitrogen (N) content. This band setting is important for vegetation studies and is very similar to the ones of the Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) on the planned Sentinel-3 satellite and the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) on Envisat, which operated from 2002 to early 2012. This paper focuses on the potential of Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 in estimating total crop and grass chlorophyll and N content by studying in situ crop variables and spectroradiometer measurements obtained for four different ...
Palo Alto, Calif. (SSL PR) - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that it will provide a spacecraft platform for a NASA Discovery Mission to explore the metallic asteroid 16 Psyche. SSL will work for NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to support Principal Investigator Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of Arizona State Universitys (ASU) School of Earth and Space Exploration, in a mission to research the 210 km diameter asteroid, which is believed to be the only place in the solar system where a metal planetary core can be studied. As the industrial partner, SSL will provide the power-propulsion chassis, a highly capable composite structure spacecraft platform equipped with a high-power solar electric propulsion (SEP) system.. The NASA Discovery Program goal is to deepen the knowledge of our solar system by launching modest cost-capped missions on a routine cadence. Scheduled to launch in the 2020s, the Psyche mission ...
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA PRESS RELEASE. We’ve all heard about the space missions that are DOA when NASA engineers lose touch with the spacecraft or lander. In other cases, some critical system fails and the mission is compromised.. Both are maddening scenarios because the spacecraft probably could be easily fixed if engineers could just get their hands on the hardware for a few minutes.. Ali Akoglu and his students at The University of Arizona are working on hybrid hardware/software systems that one day might use machine intelligence to allow the spacecraft to heal themselves.. Akoglu, an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, is using Field Programmable Gate Arrays, or FPGA, to build these self-healing systems. FPGAs combine software and hardware to produce flexible systems that can be reconfigured at the chip level.. Because some of the hardware functions are carried out at the chip level, the software can be set up to mimic hardware. In this way, the FPGA ...
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - NASA says it has completed final testing of the water impact of the Orion spacecraft at its Langley Research Center in Hampton.The space agency says it recently completed the testing of the impact of an 18,000-pound test version of the spacecraft in the same facility where Apollo astronauts trained for moonwalks.Officials say swing and drop testing began last summer to certify the Orion spacecraft for water landings. The next round of water impact testing is scheduled
The spacecraft weighs 2,120 Kilograms and is 9.9 by 16.5 by 3.7 meters in size when fully deployed on orbit. ALOS-2 uses a modular approach consisting of a bus module, the large L-Band SAR antenna, a payload electronics unit and two small payload modules for the Compact Infrared Camera and the Space Based Automatic Identification System Experiment 2.. ALOS-2 is equipped with two three-panel solar arrays using triple-junction gallium-arsenide solar cells for a total output power of 5,200 Watts at the end of the mission. A dedicated avionics unit is responsible for the conditioning of the satellites main power bus and of the regulation of the state of charge of the onboard batteries.. Spacecraft thermal control is accomplished using a combination of passive thermal control featuring blankets and multilayer insulation and active thermal control using thermally conductive coldplate assemblies, heat pipes and radiators installed on the space-facing side of the spacecraft. Heaters are used to ...
The US Defense Departments ambitions beyond Earth just grew a little clearer. SpaceNews has learned the department recently put out a call for privately-made nuclear propulsion systems that could power small- and mid-sized spacecraft. The DoD wants to launch missions venturing beyond Earth orbit, and existing electric and solar spacecraft are neither suitable for that job nor suitable to smaller vehicles, the departments Defense Innovation Unit said.. The nuclear propulsion system will ideally offer high delta-V (above 33ft/s) while scaling down to less than 2,000kg in dry mass (4,409lbs on Earth). On top of providing electricity for the payload, the technology will hopefully keep the spacecraft warm when in shadow and minimize radiation both on the ground and to other components. Responses are expected by September 23rd, with contracts handed out as quickly as 60 to 90 days afterward.. Officials acknowledged they were making the request as a matter of expediency. NASA and other agencies are ...
Engineers and technicians are conducting closer studies of Boeings Starliner spacecraft as they recover data from onboard systems and begin preparing the vehicle for its return to Florida, where it will be readied for a future crewed mission to the International Space Station.. The same teammates who packed Starliner for its Orbital Flight Test began moving cargo to access recordings of four onboard camera views, which are anticipated to be released next week. They reported the interior of the crew module looks like it did before lifting off atop an Atlas V rocket last week. Even the tethered gravity indicator - Snoopy - was in the pilots seat at landing. That means the layout of the interior is well-suited to support crew members in the future. Additionally, initial indications are that Starliners fully operational life support system functioned as intended. The spacecraft also used a fraction of its onboard fuel during the flight through Earths atmosphere and landing in White Sands, N.M., ...
Dassault Aviation are working on a spacecraft that is designed to take civilians into space, and their new spacecraft is based on NASAs X-38 experimental plane. The new spacecraft is reusable and it will be launched off the wing of a commercial aircraft which is flying at about 25,000 feet in the air.
Export (Harmonized System): Parts, nesoi, of civil aircraft and spacecraft (exc. military) was last reported at 177.00 Index 2000=100 in June of 2016, according to the United States Federal Reserve. Export (Harmonized System): Parts, nesoi, of civil aircraft and spacecraft (exc. military) averaged 130.1461 Index 2000=100 since its inception reaching a record high of 177.1000 Index 2000=100 and a record low of 80.0000 Index 2000=100. This page includes actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news for Export (Harmonized System): Parts, nesoi, of civil aircraft and spacecraft (exc. military).
You can also stop by any time during daylight hours to check out our accessible interactive activities. Look for the mailbox and grab a flyer or SPACEcraft sticker, too!. Cant visit on those days? Stop by any time during daylight hours to check out our playable Lego block wall, public plant share, magnetic poetry, and modular mural!. SPACEcraft brings creativity into an active environment, sharing hands-on art experiences inside of two converted shipping containers. Both instructor-led and self-guided programs on the themes of Make, Play, Read, and Grow will invite people to interact and create together at each site SPACEcraft visits. ...
Just pointed to this story: Microbial stowaways to Mars identified : Nature News & Comment by Darlene Cavalier, our collaborator on the Space Microbes Project MERCCURI. The article reports on a presentation by Stephanie Smith at the ASM 2014 meeting going on in Boston. Smith presented results from characterizing (via culturing) the microbes present on various parts of the Curiosity Rover (before it was launched). Certainly seems like they fond some interesting things. And they have a quote from John Rummel, who used to be the Planetary Protection Officer at NASA (best job title ever).. What I find to be incomplete about the report are two key things. First, the report references an article in Scientific American as previous reports about how Curiosity project developers did not follow these planetary protection protocols to the letter. The article in SciAm entitled NASAs Mars Rover Curiosity Had Planetary Protection Slipup tells an interesting story but other articles came out later ...
Russias Soyuz spacecraft has successfully taken off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft has now entered the earths orbit, where it will travel for two days before arriving at the International Space Station.
Degree granting institution Delft University of Technology. Date 2018-01-26. Abstract Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are important air pollutants and play a crucial role in climate change. NOx emissions are important for chemical transport models to simulate and forecast air quality. Up-to-date emission information also helps policymakers to mitigate air pollution. In this thesis, we have focused on providing better NOx emission estimates with the DECSO (Daily Emission estimates Constrained by Satellite Observations) inversion algorithm applied to satellite observations. DECSO is a fast algorithm, which enables daily emissions estimates as soon as the satellite observations are available. Satellite-derived emissions reveal more specific information on the location and strength of sources than concentration observations. The monthly and yearly variability in emissions are well captured. This is demonstrated by our monitoring of the effect of air quality regulations on emissions during events like the 2014 ...
Mars Orbiter Spacecraft Crosses Half Way Mark of its Journey April 09, 2014Today (April 09, 2014) at 9:50 am IST, Indias Mars Orbiter Spacecraft crossed...
Airbus completes integration of 3rd Copernicus Sentinel-2: Friedrichshafen, 29 July 2021 - Airbus has finished the integration of the Copernicus Sentinel-2C satellite. It is the third of its kind and will now be shipped to Munich to undergo extensive environmental tests to prove its readiness for space. The test campaign will last until March 2022. The data gathered by Sentinel-2 satellites are used for monitoring land use and changes, soil sealing, land management, …
Lead Center: ARC OCT Technology Area: TA08 Advancements in supporting spacecraft technologies are making small spacecraft more and more capable. Features such as extensive computing power, attitude determination and control systems, and even propulsion are allowing mission designers to consider small and very small spacecraft to perform operational and scientific investigations. However, one area that is lagging is the miniaturization of instrument systems that would be compatible with this new class of small spacecraft. Until science instruments can be downsized in order for them to be accommodated on small spacecraft, the utility of cubesats, nanosats, and mini-spacecraft platforms will be limited. To stimulate and create scientific instrument technologies that are compatible with small spacecraft, this subtopic seeks to identify, develop, and prepare for flight demonstration, scientific instruments compatible with one or more of the small spacecraft platforms described at the end of this ...
The International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) spacecraft, launched in January 1978, is one of the longest living and most successful spacecraft ever launched. For 18 years the IUE spacecraft was operated jointly by ESA and NASA, where spacecraft control and science operations were distributed with 16 hours science operations from the NASA IUE observatory at GSFC in Maryland and 8 hours from the ESA IUE Observatory at VILSPA near Madrid, Spain. The International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) spacecraft, launched in January 1978, is one of the longest living and most successful spacecraft ever launched. For 18 years the IUE spacecraft was...
A multiple access communications system comprises a node spacecraft GEO and several user spacecraft LEO1 to LEOn. Each user spacecraft LEO1 to LEOn includes a transmit/receive terminal head 181 to 18n, and the node spacecraft GEO includes n transmit/terminals 22 to 22n and a single beacon unit 24. The beacon beam may be operated to initiate acquisition phases which allow two-way communication to be established between the transmit/receive terminals 221 to 22n on the node spacecraft and the transmit/receive terminals 181 to 18n on the corresponding user terminals. The acquisition phases include a period during which the beacon scans an uncertainty cone associated with the node spacecraft. This scanning period is reduced for second and subseqeunt acquisitions by using the first and subsequently acquired communication links to provide a more accurate estimate of the angular attitude of the node spacecraft, thus reducing the extent of the uncertainty cone.
Astronauts at the International Space Station are waiting patiently for their next shipment of goods to arrive on a privately owned space capsule. After taking off tomorrow, the spacecraft from Orbital... Science News Summaries. | Newser
SpaceX cargo spacecraft has come back to the Earth Planet from the International Space Station (ICC) after the second trip. The space dragon returned with
The Japanese HTV 3 (Konoutori 3) spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station to deliver food, supplies and science experiments.
Ignition of the Castor 30XL occurs at approximately T+4 minutes and 23 seconds, 150 Kilometers in altitude to give Cygnus the final push to reach orbit. Castor 30XL provides an average thrust of over 300 Kilonewtons over the course of its 2-minute 38-second burn with a peak thrust level at 396kN. The second stage uses energy management to precisely inject the payload into its desired orbit and correct any errors that occurred during first stage flight.. Previous Cygnus missions targeted a 210 by 290-Kilometer insertion orbit inclined 51.6 degrees from where the spacecraft will use its BT-4 main engine to link up with the Space Station in its nearly circular orbit just over 400 Kilometers in altitude.. Following burnout of the second stage seven minutes and six seconds into flight, the vehicle will again coast in order to allow residual thrust to tail off on the solid rocket motor to ensure a clean spacecraft separation. A cold gas thruster system provides attitude control during the passive ...
This artists rendering shows NASAs Voyager spacecraft. On the boom to the right, the Cosmic Ray Science instrument, Low Energy Charged Particle detector, the Infrared Spectrometer and Radiometer, Ultraviolet Spectrometer, Photopolarimeter and Wide and Narrow Angle Cameras are visible. The bright gray square is an optical calibration plate for the instruments. The Golden Record, containing images and sounds from Earth, is the yellow circle on the main spacecraft body. The dish is the spacecrafts high-gain antenna for communications with Earth. The magnetometer boom stretches out to the upper left. The radio isotope thermoelectric generators, Voyagers power source, are visible to the lower left.. The two long thin rods extending out to the left are antennas used by the Plasma Wave instrument. The Planetary Radio instrument also used these antennas when it was turned on.. The two Voyager spacecraft are identical. Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 20, 1977. Voyager 1 was launched on Sept. 5, ...
The Swift spacecraft is an example of a spacecraft that does not have a propulsion subsystem. Typically though, LEO spacecraft ... Other American crewed spacecraft include the Gemini spacecraft, the Apollo spacecraft including the Apollo Lunar Module, the ... uncrewed Japanese cargo spacecraft SpaceX Dragon - uncrewed private spacecraft Tianzhou - China's uncrewed cargo spacecraft ... miniaturized interstellar spacecraft System F6-a DARPA Fractionated Spacecraft demonstrator A spacecraft astrionics system ...
The Phase One spacecraft followed the general layout of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, with three modules that could separate ... 2.40 kW Although the Shenzhou spacecraft follows the same layout as the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, it is approximately 10% ... The spacecraft has since become the mainstay of the Chinese crewed space program, being used for both crewed and uncrewed ... The Phase One spacecraft was then modified with the new Russian technology. The general designer of Shenzhou-1 through Shenzhou ...
Argo reusable cargo spacecraft is the first spacecraft being developed in Russia by a private company, with first flight ... Cargo spacecraft are robotic spacecraft that are designed to carry cargo, possibly to support space stations' operation by ... the Russian Progress spacecraft-developed by Russian Federal Space Agency the American Dragon 2 spacecraft-developed under ... the only reusable cargo spacecraft the American Cygnus spacecraft-developed under contract from NASA by Northrop Grumman ...
The spacecraft is currently in a derelict, but stable, orbit around Ceres. Dawn is the first spacecraft to orbit two ... The spacecraft's manufacturer, Orbital Sciences Corporation, appealed NASA's decision, offering to build the spacecraft at cost ... On this day, the spacecraft placed itself in safe mode, resulting in some data acquisition loss. The spacecraft was reported to ... The spacecraft would then reorient itself, and was scheduled to check in at 06:30 UTC on July 17. NASA later confirmed that it ...
v t e (Articles with short description, Short description matches Wikidata, All stub articles, Spacecraft stubs, Spaceflight ... which are useful for taking a spacecraft from orbital velocity down to several times the speed of sound) and conventional ... these new devices and in April 2012 performed a trial run on a rocket sled test to replicate the forces a supersonic spacecraft ...
The Disturbed and quiet time Ionosphere-thermosphere System at High Altitudes (DISHA) is a proposed twin satellite aeronomy mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation. It will study the effects of space weather events on the uppermost layers of Earth's atmosphere. The mission will consist of two small satellites namely DISHA-H and DISHA-L in high and low inclinations for simultaneous observation in polar and equatorial regions. DISHA satellites will have expected mission life of 5 years with at least 3 years of combined operations and are expecting readiness by 2024-25.[needs update] DISHA-H and DISHA-L are similar in configuration with six common payloads each. But while DISHA-L has all of its six scientific payloads on fixed platform, DISHA-H has an additional scientific payload called Auroral X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (AXIS) and all seven of them are positioned on a rotatable deck to meet data transmission requirements. Neutral Mass Spectrometer (NMS) by Space Physics Laboratory (SPL) ...
The spacecraft measured 6.4 meters tall and 4.6 meters in diameter. Overall, the spacecraft weighed 3,445 kilograms. The ... Prior to Magellan, all spacecraft SRM firings had involved spinning spacecraft, which made control of the SRM a much easier ... Slight friction on the spacecraft slowed the velocity over a period, slightly longer than two months, bringing the spacecraft ... The batteries recharged as the spacecraft received direct sunlight. The computing system on the spacecraft was partially ...
Proposed European Space Agency spacecraft, Crewed spacecraft, Cancelled spacecraft, Spaceplanes). ... similar to the proposed Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar spacecraft. Like the Shuttle, the pressurised cabin would seat more than five ... which was the name that had been given to the spacecraft; additionally, French aircraft manufacturer Dassault-Breguet was ...
CAESAR (spacecraft) - Proposed sample-return mission to a comet, other New Frontiers 4 finalist. Huygens (spacecraft) - ... The spacecraft will be the first dedicated outer solar system mission to not visit Jupiter as it will not be within the flight ... The spacecraft will perform a gravitational assist flyby of Venus, and three passes by Earth to gain additional velocity. ... Dragonfly is a planned spacecraft and NASA mission, which will send a robotic rotorcraft to the surface of Titan, the largest ...
LEO (Lunarer Erkundungsorbiter; English: Lunar Exploration Orbiter) was the name of a proposed German mission to the Moon, announced by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Director Walter Doellinger on March 2, 2007. Because the needed money for the year 2009 was diverted elsewhere, the start of the project was delayed indefinitely. Precise characteristics of the mission were announced in early 2008, and estimated costs were projected to be ca. €350 million (~$514 million) over five years. The mission would involve a lunar orbiter that DLR intended to build and launch in 2012 to map the lunar surface. It would be the first German mission to the Moon and the first European mission to the Moon since SMART-1. Numerous leading German planetologists, among them Gerhard Neukum, Ralf Jaumann and Tilman Spohn, have condemned the indefinite postponement and argue for resuming the LEO-project. The main satellite will weigh about 500 kilograms and is accompanied by a small sub-satellite, which weighs about ...
Aviation Week speculated that such a spacecraft could also have offensive military capabilities, a concept colloquially known ... spacecraft) VentureStar Scott, William B. (5 March 2006). "Two-Stage-to-Orbit 'Blackstar' System Shelved at Groom Lake?". ... Crewed spacecraft, 1990s United States experimental aircraft, Rocket-powered aircraft). ...
Code named Program 863-706, the Chinese name of this spacecraft was revealed as "Shenlong Spaceplane" (神龙空天飞机). These images, ... The state-owned Xinhua News Agency reported in 2017 that China planned to launch a reusable spacecraft in 2020 designed to "fly ... "China tests experimental reusable spacecraft shrouded in mystery". Spaceflight Now. 8 September 2020. Retrieved 10 September ... "the test spacecraft will be in orbit for a period of time before returning to the domestic scheduled landing site. During this ...
Spacecraft launched in 2010, Student satellites, Japanese space probes, Spacecraft launched by H-II rockets, Derelict ... The spacecraft also carries a camera, and a radiation counter. In order to simplify the system and reduce cost, a low power ... Three other student spacecraft; Waseda-SAT2, K-Sat and Negai ☆ were also launched, however they separated from the rocket ... In doing so, it was intended to become the first student-built spacecraft to operate beyond geocentric orbit. It was operated ...
"The Apollo Spacecraft - A Chronology". NASA Special Publication-4009. NASA. Retrieved March 20, 2012. Volume 1, Part 2(c), ... large propellant tanks to allow the spacecraft to hover and laterally move over the lunar surface An uncrewed cargo spacecraft ...
Spacecraft launched in 1971, Satellites orbiting Earth, 1971 in the United Kingdom, Space programme of the United Kingdom, ... Spacecraft launched by Black Arrow rockets, Satellites of the United Kingdom, Derelict satellites orbiting Earth, Things named ...
Other instruments were also arranged along the sides of the spacecraft. Spacecraft communications were via X-band at 8410.93 ... The spacecraft was to be spin stabilized at 7.5 rpm with its spin axis (and the dish antenna) pointed towards Earth. The ... The spacecraft was also to point its cameras at the martian moons Phobos and Deimos.[citation needed] The Nozomi orbiter was a ... The fuel had completely thawed out for this maneuver because of the spacecraft's proximity to the Sun. However, on December 9, ...
The two tethered spacecraft would be placed at a 30° orbit inclination and would remain stable for more than one year. The two ... Bi-sat Observations of the Lunar Atmosphere above Swirls (BOLAS) is a spacecraft mission concept that would orbit the Moon at ...
Spacecraft launched by Titan rockets, Spacecraft launched in 1974, Spacecraft launched in 1976, Germany-United States relations ... During the first perihelion in late February 1975, the spacecraft came closer to the Sun than any previous spacecraft. The ... which extended perpendicular to the axes of the spacecraft for a design length of 16 metres (52 ft) each. The spacecraft spin ... The Helios project set a maximum speed record for spacecraft of 252,792 km/h (157,078 mph; 70,220 m/s). Helios-B performed the ...
Crewed spacecraft, Crewed space program of Russia, Roscosmos, Cargo spacecraft, Reusable spacecraft, 2020s in spaceflight). ... The goal of the project is to develop a next-generation spacecraft to replace the Soyuz spacecraft developed by the former ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to Orel (spacecraft). A prospective look at PPTS Interior of new Russian spacecraft (CS1 ... The spacecraft will send cosmonauts to lunar orbit, with a plan to place a space station there, called Lunar Orbital Station. ...
ISOCHRON (Inner SOlar system CHRONogy) is a proposed lunar sample-return mission that would retrieve samples of the youngest lunar mare basalt. This robotic mission was proposed in July 2019 to NASA's Discovery Program. It was not shortlisted. ISOCHRON would address fundamental questions about the composition of the lunar crust and the time-stratigraphy of lunar volcanic processes, with implications for all of the terrestrial planets. There is a stretch of nearly 2 billion years of lunar history that planetary scientists have not been able to date because the Apollo missions did not retrieve any young rocks. Lunar mare basalts formed through partial melting of the mantle, thus serve as probes of the structure and composition of the interior. The stated scientific objective of the mission is: "[To] make high-precision radiometric age measurements on these relatively young basalts to fill the existing gap in age-correlated crater size-frequency distributions (CSFDs), thereby greatly improving this ...
If Athena is funded, it would share the launch vehicle with the Psyche and Janus spacecraft and fly its own trajectory for a ... The Athena spacecraft was examined in Category 1 of the 2018 NASA SIMPLEx competition and was eliminated before reaching ...
The spacecraft is design to be as automated as possible, requiring minimal input from the ground in order to complete its mock ... The spacecraft is paired with a communications relay, called Kenobi, that provides an interface to the Cygnus vehicle. ... "Seeker". Texas Spacecraft Laboratory. Retrieved December 4, 2022. Project Seeker, April 17, 2019. Retrieved in July 2019. Seek( ... The UT Austin Texas Spacecraft Laboratory developed an algorithm that processed images taken by the Seeker camera into bearing ...
... spacecraft) Saenger (spacecraft) Hope-X Kliper Hopper (spacecraft) SpaceShipOne HOTOL Sharp Edge Flight Experiment Dream Chaser ... From 1950 to 1964, before the US Space Shuttle in 1972, Chelomey developed two concepts for a spacecraft that would launch ... the TKS spacecraft, and the Almaz and Salyut space stations). In 1979, Chelomey affirmed that the Buran project was too big, ... Crewed spacecraft, Partially reusable space launch vehicles, Spaceplanes, Rocket-powered aircraft). ...
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... spacecraft) - Uncrewed cargo spacecraft developed by Orbital Sciences SpaceX Dragon - Family of SpaceX spacecraft H-II Transfer ... The first spacecraft of this series was Progress M-01M. The spacecraft belongs to the so-called 400 series (GRAU: 11F615A60), ... The spacecraft also has no ability to split into separate modules. After undocking, the spacecraft performs a retrofire and ... Russian Progress Spacecraft - NASA page discussing the Progress spacecraft, updated May 2005 Progress cargo ship-History, ...
... spacecraft), Crewed spacecraft, Proposed spacecraft, Deep Space Habitat, Artemis program, Articles containing video clips, ... The Orion spacecraft includes both crew and service modules, a spacecraft adapter and an emergency launch abort system. The ... "Orion Spacecraft - Nasa Orion Spacecraft". Archived from the original on August 6, 2016. Retrieved February ... the spacecraft can be upgraded as new technologies become available. As of 2019, the Spacecraft Atmospheric Monitor is planned ...
The main mission of the spacecraft would have been the study of star and planetary formation. It would have been able to detect ... Spacecraft using halo orbits, Artificial satellites at Earth-Sun Lagrange points). ...
The total spacecraft mass will be ≈8,500 kg (18,700 lb) including fuel, with a payload of ≈1,500 kg (3,300 lb). Nammo have been ... where it would be captured by the Canadian robotic arm and samples transferred to an Orion spacecraft for transport to Earth ...
Spacecraft launched by Delta II rockets, Spacecraft using Lissajous orbits). ... The spacecraft was designed and built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems at a total mission cost of US$264 million. NASA launched ... The spacecraft bus left L1 around February 1, 2005, staying in a heliocentric orbit leading the Earth. Initial investigations ... Clearly, the ideal sample collection option would be to send a spacecraft to the Sun itself and collect some solar plasma; ...
Spacecraft launched by Rokot rockets, Spacecraft launched in 2003). ... MOST was the first spacecraft dedicated to the study of asteroseismology, subsequently followed by the now-completed CoRoT and ...
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The spacecraft would take 20 years to reach the star system, where they would make observations and send back data. ... Powered by energy from a huge, Earth-based laser, the spacecraft would fly at about one-fifth the speed of light. Their target ... Its aimed at establishing the feasibility of sending a swarm of tiny spacecraft, each weighing far less than an ounce, to the ... Stephen Hawking joins bid to seek life with tiny spacecraft. April 12, 2016. ...
... spacecraft slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos on Monday to change its path and test planetary defenses in the event an ... NASAs Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos on Monday to change its path and ...
Beryllium Disease among Workers in a Spacecraft- Manufacturing Plant -- California From 1977 to 1981, three cases of beryllium ... disease (berylliosis) among workers in a large spacecraft-manufacturing plant in California, were reported to the Beryllium ...
Rosetta: how to crash a spacecraft into comet 67P. Wednesday, 28 September 2016. Crash course The Rosetta spacecraft is on its ... Subjects: astronomy-space, space-exploration, spacecraft, stars, news Space pups on Earth bred from mouse sperm stored on the ... Subjects: astronomy-space, planets-and-asteroids, spacecraft, news Cassini to explore rings of Saturn as it heads towards grand ... Subjects: astronomy-space, spacecraft, greatmomentsinscience, drkarl, podcast Dr Karl: How much space junk exists, and how did ...
NASAs newest spacecraft built for humans, is developed to be capable of sending astronauts to the Moon and is a key part of ...
The meaning of SPACECRAFT is a vehicle or device designed for travel or operation outside the earths atmosphere. ... 2022 Orion will fly farther than any human spacecraft has ever flown. Bill Nelson, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2022 Each spacecraft in the ... 2022 Imagine that super-small spacecraft with a radius of just 1.3 meters. WIRED, 11 Nov. 2022 Maybe one day, the tech found in ... 2022 The space agencys goal in this 25-day uncrewed mission is to demonstrate the Orion spacecrafts systems, including a safe ...
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Aquila is the Latin word for Eagle, which was also the name of the first crewed spacecraft to land on the Moon, Apollo 11s ... Ares I was designed to carry the crewed spacecraft, and the larger Ares V was designed to carry heavier cargo like the lunar ... Altair would have been a two-stage spacecraft (a descent stage and an ascent stage) and would have landed four astronauts on ... The second stage of the Ares V would have reignited to send Altair and Orion to the Moon, after which the docked spacecraft ...
Space Launch Complex 41 has been used only for non-crew spacecraft to this point, hosting Titan rockets beginning in 1965 and ... Spacecraft Team is Dancing with the Stars October 18, 2016 in Space ... NASA awards Boeing $4.2 billion to build and fly the United States next passenger spacecraft, the Crew Space Transportation ( ... Starliner software and operations teams fly a five-day, 110-hour simulation of the reusable spacecrafts upcoming test flight. ...
3-D Models Landsat 9 James Webb Space Telescope Paper Models Cassini Paper Model Building paper models of spacecraft is a fun ... Building paper models of spacecraft is a fun and interactive way to learn more about NASAs missions. Models are available for ... Grab some scissors, glue and card stock and build your own spacecraft paper model! ...
Another unmanned spacecraft to be launched November 1 will meet up with the module for Chinas first space-docking procedure. ... China has launched an unmanned spacecraft, in what is described as Beijings first step toward building its own space station. ...
The European Space Agencys ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft has found oxygen that is causing a green glow in Mars ...
... in the world to have achieved a lunar landing but an engine failed and mission control lost radio contact as the spacecraft ... The spacecraft was to slow its advance when it was one kilometer above the surface of the moon, and some 40 seconds from ... Beresheet spacecraft reaches moon but landing unsuccessful. The little craft aimed to end its six-week journey by making the ... Doron said that the spacecrafts engine turned off shortly before landing. By the time power was restored, he said the craft ...
Tag: cassini spacecraft. Posted on July 27, 2018. by Matt Williams. Titan Looks Cool in Infrared. Infrared images of Saturns ... The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on September 15th, 2017, when it crashed into Saturns atmosphere, thus preventing any ... In previous infrared images captured by the Cassini spacecraft of Titan (see below), there were great variations in imaging ... The images were constructing using 13 years of data that was accumulated by the spacecrafts Visual and Infrared Mapping ...
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude). -16.1. -16.5. -16.1. -15.7. -18.0. Spacecraft still functioning?. no. no. yes. ... Spacecraft escaping the Solar System Home This page shows the current positions and other interesting data of the five ... spacecraft which are leaving the Solar System on escape trajectories - our first emissaries to the stars. On this scale, the ...
Space+craft took on the challenge of designing a coffee café area. It needed to be clean and simple, yet attractive enough to ... Cite: "Rise Coffee / space+craft" 08 Nov 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . , ...
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude). -16.1. -16.5. -16.1. -15.7. -18.0. Spacecraft still functioning?. no. no. yes. ... Spacecraft escaping the Solar System Home This page shows the current positions and other interesting data of the five ... spacecraft which are leaving the Solar System on escape trajectories - our first emissaries to the stars. On this scale, the ...
... was Japans first interplanetary spacecraft, and the first deep space… ... Sakigake spacecraft Sakigake-translating to "pioneer" or "Pathfinder", known before launch as MS-T5, was Japans first ... interplanetary spacecraft, and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the USA or the Soviet Union ...
A Russian spacecraft is visiting satellites, raising fears it could be part of an anti-satellite programme - if its not an ... "The fourth spacecraft, Kosmos 2499, is making regular changes to its orbit, including making a visit on 28 October to the Briz- ... A satellite-killing spacecraft - also known as an anti-satellite weapon, or ASAT - needs to be able to carry out such ... Such a spacecraft could visit and cripple spy satellites, say, by placing a small disabling explosive charge on them, or using ...
... explore all of the dramatic images from the DART spacecrafts collision with an asteroid, discover a shipwreck in the Irish Sea ... The spacecraft may have shared an incredible first look at an asteroid, but its not the only perspective of that asteroid ... The NASA Juno spacecraft flew by Jupiters moon Europa and captured a stunning new look at the ice-covered ocean world. ... As the spacecraft for NASAs Double Asteroid Redirection Test neared its target Monday, images streamed back to Earth at the ...
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But not in the remote place where many other spacecraft end their days. ... No one on the ground was injured, or indeed as far as we know, ever has been hit by a piece of falling spacecraft debris. ...
ISSExpedition 14 flight engineer Mikhail Tyurin deftly guided his crewsRussian-built Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft to a berth at the ... The Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft (free flying) carrying three Expedition 14 astronauts moves between docking ports outside the ... as both spacecraft flew 220miles (354 kilometers) above the Pacific Ocean. Their destination port on theZvezda module was ...
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Artists concept of the Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres. Dawn, part of NASAs Discovery Program of competitively selected ... Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., designed and built the Dawn spacecraft. ...
Crewmembers from USS Guam stand on deck to watch the recovery of command module of Gemini 11. The splashdown occurred only 2.7 miles from the recovery aircraft carrier. ...
... the spacecraft designed to take astronauts into deep space. ... The Orion spacecraft, which is expected to take humans to an ... The four-and-a-half-hour flight will have the spacecraft returning to Earth at speeds near 20,000 miles per hour and generating ... NASA puts finishing touches on Mars-bound spacecraft. Orion is designed to carry astronauts into deep space -- to an asteroid ... NASA engineers and technicians on Thursday put the finishing touches on Orion, the spacecraft designed to take astronauts into ...
NASAs DART spacecraft slammed itself into a distant asteroid in a test of the worlds first planetary defense system. ... NASAs DART spacecraft: The mission was devised to determine whether a spacecraft is capable of changing the trajectory of an ... The mission was devised to determine whether a spacecraft is capable of changing the trajectory of an asteroid through sheer ... Hurtling through the solar system at hypersonic speed on Monday, NASAs DART spacecraft slammed itself into a distant asteroid ...
  • NASA engineers and technicians on Thursday put the finishing touches on Orion, the spacecraft designed to take astronauts into deep space. (
  • A few weeks ago, NASA engineers installed Orion with a four-piece fairing -- panels designed to smooth the airflow over the cone-shaped spacecraft to limit sound and vibration, giving astronauts a smoother ride. (
  • And early this month, NASA installed the spacecraft's Launch Abort System, designed to act within milliseconds to pull the spacecraft and its crew away from a rocket in trouble. (
  • NASA Engineers installed a four-piece fairing over Orion a few weeks ago as one of the final major assembly steps for the spacecraft. (
  • But NASA officials hailed the immediate outcome of Monday's experiment, saying the spacecraft appeared to have performed as designed. (
  • This will mark the debut of the first new NASA spacecraft meant to fly astronauts since the Space Shuttle took flight in the early 1980s. (
  • NASA today selected three companies -- Alliant Techsystems, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman - to being the task of defining the spacecraft that will leave Mars, presumably at first loaded with red planet rock samples, then later possibly humans - for a safe trip back to Earth. (
  • NASA is only hours away from intentionally crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid. (
  • NASA has always used the desert as its own personal playground , and we'd imagine that its team had a blast in Arizona yesterday, as a mock parachute compartment of the Orion spacecraft was dropped from 25,000 feet above Earth. (
  • Nasa informed the spacecraft will exit the gravitational pull of the moon at 11:31 pm ET today (10:01 am IST tomorrow) and proceed traveling toward distant retrograde orbit. (
  • The Lunar Orbiter 1 spacecraft captured the image in its 16th orbit and transferred it to the NASA tracking station at Robledo De Chavela near Madrid, Spain. (
  • CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) - A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year and bear the name of the astrophysicist who predicted the existence of the solar wind nearly 60 years ago. (
  • It's the first NASA spacecraft to be named after a researcher who is still alive, noted the agency's science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen. (
  • NASA spacecraft have traveled inside the orbit of Mercury, the innermost planet. (
  • But it was confirmed a few years later by observations from NASA's Mariner 2 spacecraft. (
  • In a mission that evokes images of the 1998 film "Armageddon," NASA next month will launch a spacecraft that it plans to deliberately crash into a near-Earth asteroid in the hopes of testing planetary defense systems. (
  • The test marks the first time that NASA will attempt the "kinetic impactor technique" - using a spacecraft to bump an asteroid off its path. (
  • This image provided by NASA shows the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft as it arrives at the launch pad Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (
  • An animation of the planned collision of a Nasa spacecraft and the Dimorphos asteroid. (
  • A spacecraft operated by the US space agency Nasa is deliberately to smash into an asteroid in a test of a technique that may in the future be used to protect the Earth. (
  • A NASA spacecraft has entered the solar atmosphere, making a piece of human technology touch the sun for the first time in history. (
  • Europe, the satellite of Jupiter, for which NASA plans to launch a spacecraft for a flight, may actually be habitable. (
  • While NASA is preparing to launch a spacecraft Europe in the mid-2020s, during which it will have to travel around the ice-covered satellite several dozen times, the space agency is considering sending a small probe that will take samples from surface of a celestial body. (
  • The first episode, also dropped by NASA on Friday, chronicles the first three days of the Artemis 1 mission, including stunning views of the spacecraft detaching from the SLS rocket's upper stage, cube deployment landmarks, and an update from NASA's Dan Huot on how the mission was accomplished. (
  • As of early Saturday (November 19), the Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft has been 216.391 miles (348,247) kilometers) from Earth, 93,048 miles (149,746 kilometers) from the Moon and it's sailing through space at 995 mph (1,601 kph), according to NASA. (
  • Until now, Orion's flight went relatively smoothly which NASA mission managers said has exceeded their expectations, despite minor hiccups as engineers learn how the spacecraft will perform in deep space. (
  • A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth. (
  • Based on data obtained by the MESSENGER spacecraft, NASA confirmed that Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, has water on its surface. (
  • Five years after winning $1 billion from NASA to mount the first U.S. asteroid sample return mission, scientists and engineers will get their last look at the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft this week as it is closed up inside the nose cone of an Atlas 5 rocket for launch in September. (
  • But before NASA can execute deep space missions powered by interplanetary fuel infrastructure, scientists and engineers at the agency will need to navigate the difficulties of maneuvering a spacecraft around a misshapen, unstable space rock several million miles from Earth. (
  • Here at NASA, we use pi to understand how much signal we can receive from a distant spacecraft, to calculate the rotation speed of a Mars helicopter blade, and to collect asteroid samples. (
  • The growing interest in CubeSat swarm and constellation systems by NASA, the Department of Defense and commercial ventures has created a need for self-managed inter-satellite networks capable of handling large amount of data while simultaneously precisely synchronizing time and measuring the distances between the spacecraft. (
  • This method was modified by the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) for environmental sampling of spacecraft and equipment ( 8 - 11 ). (
  • Vortexing swabs for 2 method was modified by the National Aeronautics and min during processing resulted in superior extraction of Space Agency (NASA) for environmental sampling of spores when compared to sonicating them for 12 min or spacecraft and equipment (8-11). (
  • Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping , 18 Nov. 2022 But the rocket pushed onward and upward, sending its payload, the Orion spacecraft and its service module, toward the Moon. (
  • Eric Berger, Ars Technica , 16 Nov. 2022 The space agency's goal in this 25-day uncrewed mission is to demonstrate the Orion spacecraft 's systems, including a safe return to Earth, prior to the Artemis program's first flight with crew. (
  • Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine , 16 Nov. 2022 Orion will fly farther than any human spacecraft has ever flown. (
  • In August 2006 the crewed spacecraft, initially dubbed the Crew Exploration Vehicle, was named Orion , after the constellation. (
  • The Orion spacecraft , which is expected to take humans to an asteroid and Mars , is scheduled to make its first test flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Dec. 4. (
  • From there, if all goes well, the Orion spacecraft will fire its reaction control thrusters to drop out of orbit and splash down in the Pacific Ocean about 4.5 hours after launch. (
  • Five decades later, the Orion spacecraft which is part of Artemis moon mission that aims to place human on our natural satellite again, has captured the pleasant view of Earthrise from the vicinity of moon. (
  • Launched on November 16 , the Orion spacecraft had successfully executed the Outbound Powered Flyby exercise, which took it within 80 miles of the lunar surface, the closest approach of the uncrewed Artemis I mission , before going into a distant retrograde orbit around the Moon. (
  • NASA's new Orion spacecraft received finishing touches Thursday, marking the conclusion of construction on the first spacecraft designed to send humans into deep space beyond the moon, including a journey to Mars that begins with its first test flight Dec. 4. (
  • During the 4.5-hour flight, called Exploration Flight Test-1, Orion will travel farther than any crewed spacecraft has gone in more than 40 years, before returning to Earth at speeds near 20,000 mph and generating temperatures up to 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. (
  • Artemis 1's Orion spacecraft captures stunning photos of the moon during its clo. (
  • NASA's Orion spacecraft spotted the destination of its Artemis 1 test flight to the moon and captured an amazing video to celebrate the moment. (
  • In a video released on Friday (November 18), the half-lit moon is seen in the distance with Orion spacecraft On the front, complete with NASA's "worm" logo, as seen from a camera on the tip of one of the capsule's four solar wings. (
  • The moon is visible in view of NASA's Orion spacecraft in this still image from video captured from the Artemis 1 mission capsule on November 18, 2022. (
  • NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos on Monday to change its path and test planetary defenses in the event an asteroid were on a collision course with Earth. (
  • As the spacecraft for NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test neared its target Monday, images streamed back to Earth at the rate of one per second of the asteroid Dimorphos, which orbits a larger space rock called Didymos. (
  • The DART spacecraft took this image of Dimorphos just two seconds before impact. (
  • Watch from #DARTMIssion 's DRACO Camera, as the vending machine-sized spacecraft successfully collides with asteroid Dimorphos, which is the size of a football stadium and poses no threat to Earth. (
  • That rocket will be carrying the DART spacecraft, which will crash into a small 525-foot diameter asteroid named Dimorphos in September 2022. (
  • At that point, the craft will use a camera - nicknamed DRACO - to autonomously navigate the spacecraft into Dimorphos at nearly 15,000 mph. (
  • The spacecraft is designed to hit Dimorphos at about 22,000km per hour and adjust its course as a result. (
  • If the test works as planned the spacecraft should, by crashing into Dimorphos, change its course and make it take it less time in future to travel around the nearby larger asteroid - potentially by about ten minutes. (
  • A separate nearby spacecraft will monitor and capture images of the impact as the Dart mission crashes into Dimorphos. (
  • The collision between the spacecraft and Dimorphos is scheduled to take place at 12.14am Irish time on Tuesday. (
  • Such a spacecraft is not part of NASA's upcoming Mars Science Laboratory mission, which is scheduled to launch this year. (
  • China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft has captured stunning images of Mars as a bright red sunlit crescent in deep space. (
  • China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft orbiting Mars captured this stunning view of a crescent Red Planet on March 18, 2021. (
  • There have been spacecraft Rovers that landed in Mars as well. (
  • Artist's illustration of the InSight spacecraft on the surface of Mars. (
  • The Mars-bound spacecraft lifted off aboard an Atlas-Centaur rocket from Cape Kennedy at 6:23 p.m. (
  • Following a flight of nearly six months, the spacecraft entered its orbit becoming the first artificial satellite of Mars. (
  • Russia has launched a spacecraft that is whizzing around low Earth orbit visiting satellites, it emerged this week . (
  • The fourth spacecraft, Kosmos 2499, is making regular changes to its orbit, including making a visit on 28 October to the Briz-M rocket stage that launched it," he says. (
  • Is there a pressure variation(increase with depth) in a fuel tank on a spacecraft in orbit? (
  • The orbit allows the spacecraft to pass over the primary candidate landing site for the mission's rover. (
  • Named after astronomer Johannes Kepler, the spacecraft was launched on March 7, 2009, into an Earth-trailing heliocentric orbit. (
  • The spacecraft has finished a series of 20 pole-crossing orbits between the gas giant's outer F and G rings, making new discoveries about the rings and the moons that orbit in the outer rings. (
  • A Russian Progress spacecraft fires its maneuvering thrusters as it approaches the International Space Station on 18 November 2018. (
  • Because of the very large amount of energy needed to leave the Earth's gravity, spacecraft are usually very expensive to build, launch, and operate. (
  • NASA's DART spacecraft: The mission was devised to determine whether a spacecraft is capable of changing the trajectory of an asteroid through sheer kinetic force, nudging it off course just enough to keep our planet out of harm's way. (
  • Hurtling through the solar system at hypersonic speed on Monday, NASA's DART spacecraft slammed itself into a distant asteroid in a test of the world's first planetary defense system, designed to prevent a potential doomsday meteorite collision with Earth. (
  • NASA's DART probe -- an acronym for Double Asteroid Redirection Test -- is being tested to see just how much a spacecraft can alter an asteroid's trajectory simply by crashing into the darn thing. (
  • Artist's impression of NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft speeding toward the smaller of the two bodies in the Didymos asteroid system. (
  • One proposal is NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world's first spacecraft specifically designed to deflect incoming asteroids. (
  • The Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft (free flying) carrying three Expedition 14 astronauts moves between docking ports outside the International Space Station (ISS) on March 29, 2007. (
  • ISSExpedition 14 flight engineer Mikhail Tyurin deftly guided his crew'sRussian-built Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft to a berth at the aft end of the station'sZvezda service module at 6:54 p.m. (
  • A Russian Soyuz spacecraft is poised to blast off from Central Asia today, carrying three new crewmembers to the International Space Station . (
  • The trio will fly to the station aboard a Russian Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft. (
  • The power of these thrusters of the Lunar Module can be better grasped by looking at current Russian Soyuz and Progress spacecraft, which have similar rocket motors for maneuvering. (
  • The first and second stage boosters fired exactly as planned to send the spacecraft into the first of two planned orbits. (
  • After it completes two orbits,the spacecraft will fire its reaction control system rockets to slow itself down enough to reenter the atmosphere. (
  • A spacecraft is a vehicle that can carry people and cargo beyond the Earth 's atmosphere , through space to other planetary bodies, space stations , or orbits and back home again. (
  • These tender, whole images of Saturn's móons Enceladus informative post and Tethys were taken in April 14, 2012, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. (
  • NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy particles spraying from Saturn's moon Enceladus. (
  • Eva Botkin-kowacki, The Christian Science Monitor , 16 Nov. 2022 This is what will protect human occupants from the scorching temperatures created when a spacecraft tears through the atmosphere. (
  • Bill Nelson, WSJ , 16 Nov. 2022 Each spacecraft in the SEI's notional fleet would produce about as much electricity as a coal- or nuclear-fueled power plant. (
  • Leonard David, Scientific American , 14 Nov. 2022 Imagine that super-small spacecraft with a radius of just 1.3 meters. (
  • WIRED , 11 Nov. 2022 Maybe one day, the tech found in NASA's most advanced spacecraft throughout the solar system will be found on streets throughout the world. (
  • To test possible asteroid deflection techniques, the mission intends to send a spacecraft to crash into the tiny moon of the distant asteroid named Didymos (nicknamed "Didymoon") by 2022 to alter its trajectory. (
  • NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world . (
  • The Kepler spacecraft was launched in 2009, with the goal of searching for other Earth-like worlds within the Milky Way Galaxy. (
  • Exploring Saturn The Cassini spacecraft has been exploring the system of Saturn for more than a decade. (
  • The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on September 15th, 2017 , when it crashed into Saturn's atmosphere, thus preventing any possible contamination of the system's moons. (
  • In previous infrared images captured by the Cassini spacecraft of Titan (see below), there were great variations in imaging resolution and lighting conditions, which resulted in obvious seams between different areas of the surface. (
  • Cassini is now in the process of executing 22 daring 'Grand Finale' dives that are bringing it closer to Saturn than any spacecraft has gone before-in the 1,200-mile gap between Saturn and its innermost ring. (
  • So just how do you send a spacecraft into the Sun without it burning up? (
  • By sending spacecraft to explore asteroids we are interested in, for one. (
  • 5.4 How could the flag change position when the astronauts were back inside the spacecraft? (
  • Most spacecraft today are propelled by rocket engines , which shoot hot gases opposite to the direction of travel. (
  • With two experimental deep space communications relay CubeSats riding along, the InSight spacecraft and the Atlas 5 rocket are scheduled for liftoff at 4:05 a.m. (
  • The 188-foot-tall (57-meter) Atlas 5 rocket, built by United Launch Alliance, will initially send the InSight spacecraft toward the south-southeast over the Pacific Ocean, with the booster stage's kerosene-fueled RD-180 engine generating around 860,000 pounds of thrust. (
  • Juno mission NASA's Juno spacecraft is about to get closer than we've ever been to Jupiter's Great Red Spot - a storm that's bigger than our entire planet. (
  • This page shows the current positions and other interesting data of the five spacecraft which are leaving the Solar System on escape trajectories - our first emissaries to the stars. (
  • Such a spacecraft could visit and cripple spy satellites, say, by placing a small disabling explosive charge on them, or using a robot arm to disable their solar panels. (
  • Parker Solar Probe - formerly known as Solar Probe Plus - will venture seven times closer than any previous spacecraft, Fox said. (
  • Parker called it 'a heroic scientific space mission,' referring to the temperatures and solar radiation to be endured by the spacecraft, and the extreme safeguards taken. (
  • She urged the crowd to remember while viewing the total solar eclipse this August to remember that the spacecraft eventually will be 'right in there' amid the hazy corona surrounding the sun. (
  • The solar wind is the stream of charged particles (i.e., plasma) that comes from the Sun and fills our entire solar system, and the MMS spacecraft are located in the solar wind measuring the fields and particles within it as it streams past. (
  • 12 years later data sent back by the spacecraft and its probe Philae has drastically reshaped the way scientists think about comets. (
  • Scientists in Japan have announced its spacecraft. (
  • The flybys will allow the spacecraft and mission scientists to map the surface of Bennu in unprecedented detail. (
  • This artist's concept shows the Lunar Flashlight spacecraft, a six-unit CubeSat designed to search for ice on the Moon's surface using special lasers. (
  • The spacecraft will transform into a fiery streak in Saturn's skies, removing the chance of a contaminating collision with any of Saturn's icy moons - and bringing a long, rich mission to a dramatic close. (
  • Crash course The Rosetta spacecraft is on its final mission - a kamikaze crash landing that will target a specific point on comet 67P. (
  • The Starliner team North Star means launching a safe spacecraft on a successful mission. (
  • The little craft aimed to end its six-week journey by making the Jewish state one of only four nations in the world to have achieved a lunar landing but an engine failed and mission control lost radio contact as the spacecraft fell and crashed into the moon's surface. (
  • Minutes into the landing mission, the spacecraft took a selfie photo with the moon. (
  • Animation video and stills based off the Mission Concept Review (MCR) design of the WFIRST spacecraft. (
  • In recalling the mission in the Lunar Surface Journal section cited above, Ed Mitchell noted that the firings shook the entire spacecraft. (
  • Almost a Mission - Preparation, launch, and recovery of the Gemini B spacecraft (formerly GT-2) for a heat shield test and Titan IIIC configuration check. (
  • It was designed in an attempt to satisfy an overwhelming list of mission objectives established to test out spacecraft systems and crew proce- dures, both for nominal and for contingency situations. (
  • It is to be noted that all of this is supposed to be done with spacecraft which have been de- signed for a specific mission-the lunar landing. (
  • The Preliminary Spacecraft Reference Trajectory has the command module separating from the S-IVB after 1 hour and 41 minutes of mission time. (
  • The Security-Regolith Explorer spacecraft, which launched almost two years ago, boomeranged around Earth in 2017 , setting the craft on its proper course. (
  • Thursday's work marked the conclusion of construction on the first spacecraft designed to carry humans past the moon. (
  • Humans will launch spacecraft that travel at an appreciable fraction of the speed of light. (
  • The new program, called Constellation after the U.S. Navy's first ship, would have comprised launch vehicles , a crewed spacecraft , and a lunar lander. (
  • Sakigake spacecraft Sakigake-translating to "pioneer" or "Pathfinder", known before launch as MS-T5, was Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft, and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the USA or the Soviet Union. (
  • If all goes well, the spacecraft will splash down in the Pacific Ocean 600 miles off the coast of Baja California about 4.5 hours after launch. (
  • Spacecraft which are launched from the surface of a planet are called launch vehicles and usually take-off from launch pads at spaceports . (
  • But the idea of ​​a possible launch of a spacecraft for a flight to Enceladus is of great interest, especially because the powerful geysers of the moon Saturn allow samples of ocean water to be taken without dropping onto its surface. (
  • This spacecraft recently moved into the final design and assembly phase and will launch to space in the next few years. (
  • That will be considerably closer than any other spacecraft, and subject the probe to brutal heat and radiation like no other man-made structure before. (
  • The unmanned robotic lander suffered periodic engine and communications failures during the 21 minutes or so of the landing sequence, the support team said and the spacecraft descended in a freefall, crashing into the moon's surface. (
  • New images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show the moon's crust is being stretched, forming minute valleys in a few small areas on the lunar surface. (
  • TRW Systems released the AS-207/208 Preliminary Spacecraft Reference Trajectory during the first week of May. (
  • These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'spacecraft. (
  • The project was the brainchild of Israeli entrepreneurs Yariv Bash, Yonatan Weintraub and Kfir Damari, who decided nine years ago to accept a challenge by Google to design a spacecraft that could land on the moon. (
  • Even Ben-Gurion International Airport joined in the national excitement, listing the little spacecraft on its arrivals board, indicating it was due to land on the moon at 10pm. (
  • The shot caused international opprobrium and the resulting shower of 3000 pieces of debris is still troubling spacecraft. (
  • No one on the ground was injured, or indeed as far as we know, ever has been hit by a piece of falling spacecraft debris. (
  • The InSight spacecraft is cocooned inside the Atlas 5 rocket's payload fairing. (
  • Spacecraft which do not need to escape from strong gravity may use ion thrusters or other more efficient methods. (
  • The spacecraft will swoop by the asteroid's equator and poles. (
  • Powered by energy from a huge, Earth-based laser, the spacecraft would fly at about one-fifth the speed of light. (
  • The four-and-a-half-hour flight will have the spacecraft returning to Earth at speeds near 20,000 miles per hour and generating temperatures up to 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. (
  • Animation of WFIRST spacecraft at Earth-Sun L2, showing its location relative to Earth. (
  • The spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn and studying that system for 13 years. (
  • Rosie the Rocketeer," Boeing's anthropometric test device, will be strapped into the Starliner for its second Orbital Flight Test - this time to help the spacecraft maintain its center of gravity. (
  • The vast majority of science spacecraft require propulsive maneuvers that are similar to what is done routinely with communication satellites, so most needs have been met by adapting hardware and methods from the satellite industry. (
  • Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner spacecraft is being developed in collaboration with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. (
  • NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft have new names, thanks to some enthusiastic 4th graders from Montana, who reveal the names in dramatic fashion. (
  • EDT (2230 GMT) as both spacecraft flew 220miles (354 kilometers) above the Pacific Ocean. (
  • Hydrazine has been used as fuel for many rockets and spacecraft, including the space shuttle. (
  • Building paper models of spacecraft is a fun and interactive way to learn more about NASA's missions. (
  • In a new research appearing in the June version of the diary Icarus, researchers used images collected over severaI years by NASA's Cássini spacecraft to discover that the heat from within the world capabilities the jet channels. (
  • Take a flight over dwarf planet Ceres in this video made with images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. (
  • Some of the most important spacecraft today are artificial satellites . (
  • Artificial satellites are smaller, unmanned spacecraft. (
  • Dictionary , Merriam-Webster, (