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UP Aerospace Helps NASA Launch Space Tech Demo Payloads

NASA has launched three space technology demonstration payloads on a UP Aerospace-built rocket as part of the agency’s Flight Opportunities program. UP Aerospace’s SpaceLoft 12 suborbital launch vehicle carrying the instruments lifted off Wednesday at Spaceport America in New Mexico, NASA said Thursday. The mission tested the deployment sequence and entry …

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NASA Eyes 15 Space Tech Platforms for Low-Gravity Simulations; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

NASA will immerse 15 new potential space technologies in low-gravity simulating experiments using commercial aircraft, high-altitude balloons and suborbital rockets as part of the Flight Opportunities program. The space agency said Wednesday the effort will help mature the selected technologies for future space operations. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine noted that …

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Lockheed Sponsors New NASA Educational Attraction at Kennedy Space Center

Lockheed Martin is sponsoring a new astronaut-themed attraction made to educate students on the training needed to explore space. Located at NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the Astronaut Training Experience attraction features technology-enabled, hands-on activities that simulate an astronaut’s training for a Mars mission, the center said Thursday. The attraction …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Ships Mars 2020 Rover Power Generator to DOE Lab

Aerojet Rocketdyne and its partner Teledyne have delivered an electric generator system that would help power NASA’s Mars 2020 rover to an Energy Department facility. The Idaho National Laboratory will fuel, test and evaluate the flight readiness of the the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday. MMRTG is designed to convert plutonium-238 heat …

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Radiant Solutions-Led Team Launches Facial, Fingerprint ID System; Tony Frazier Comments

Maxar Technologies’ Radiant Solutions business has teamed up with Secure Planet and Rank One Computing to launch a multimodal platform designed to provide facial recognition, fingerprint and palm print identification capabilities. The AFIX Tracker FR system uses ROC-developed algorithms for facial recognition and features software, hardware, onsite training and related support …

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ULA’s Tory Bruno: Space Industrial Base Stability Needed for Mars Exploration Missions

Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, has told a Senate subcommittee that planned exploration missions to Mars demand a “space industrial base of enormous breadth and depth.” Bruno said in a testimony published Wednesday that ULA has formed strategic partnerships with Aerojet Rocketdyne, L3 Technologies, Spincraft and other companies …

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Report: Booz Allen Hamilton Supports FDA Pilot Project for Healthcare Blockchain

Booz Allen Hamilton has developed a platform to help the Food and Drug Administration‘s Office of Translational Sciences explore healthcare blockchain technology, GCN reported Friday. The platform is built on the InterPlanetary File System for encryption and reduced data duplication purposes, and uses Ethereum for data access management on private networks, the …

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NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System Reaches Operational Status

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System, designed to support weather forecasting, has achieved operational status after completing a series of tests. Known as JPSS-1 before it reached orbit, the NOAA-20 satellite features multiple instruments built to gather data on Earth’s atmosphere, land and waters, the agency said Wednesday. The Ball …

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Ball Aerospace to Produce Optical Instrument for NASA’s Infrared Space Observatory

NASA has selected Ball Aerospace to produce an optical technology for a new space observatory designed to help scientists conduct research into dark energy, exoplanets and infrared astrophysics. The company said Wednesday it will build the Optical Mechanical Assembly for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope and support WFI integration and test efforts. Jim Oschmann, …

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