Tag Archives: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Selects Eight US Companies to Manufacture High-Pressure Ventilator Systems

Eight U.S. companies have been selected by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to produce machines that are based on a high-pressure ventilator technology to aid in the fight against COVID-19. The manufacturers will receive free licenses for the Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally prototype, which JPL engineers created over a 37-day period.

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NASA JPL Vet Richard French Appointed to Lead Rocket Lab Government Launch Services

Richard French, who spent 12 years at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has joined Rocket Lab as director of global government launch services. He previously worked as the lead systems engineer on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive mission and earned the Honors Early Career Public Achievement Medal from the agency for his efforts in that program, Rocket Lab said Thursday.

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Apollo Fusion to Manufacture NASA Hall Thruster Models Under New Contract

NASA has awarded a worldwide commercial license and contract to Apollo Fusion for Jet Propulsion Laboratory's magnetically shielded miniature hall thruster. The award allows Apollo Fusion to produce three engineering models of the MaSMi thruster in support of JPL's Ascendant Sub-kW Transcelestial Electric Propulsion System or ASTRAEUS, the company said Tuesday.

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Lockheed-Built ‘InSight’ Spacecraft Lands on Mars

A spacecraft that Lockheed Martin built for NASA’s Mars exploration mission landed Monday on the red planet’s surface. The InSight Mars Lander made its descent on Elysium Planitia in the planet’s equatorial region and transmitted a tone through its X-band small deep space transponder seven minutes after the spacecraft’s landing, …

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