Tag Archives: JPL

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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SSL to Build Interface for NASA’s ‘Europa’ Exploration Spacecraft; Richard White Comments

Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary has secured a contract from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design and develop a critical system for a spacecraft designed to explore Jupiter’s Europa moon through investigative flybys. SSL said Tuesday it will build a critical interface – Remote Engineering Unit – for the Europa Clipper spacecraft that …

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SSL Offers Satellite Rideshare Service to NASA Solar Research Mission; Richard White Comments

Maxar Technologies‘ SSL subsidiary will collaborate with a team at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Michigan to carry out a space mission to study the sun. SSL said Monday the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment aims to launch a small satellite constellation designed to explore how solar energetic particles are …

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