Tag Archives: JPL

Lockheed-Built Juno Spacecraft Reaches Orbit Around Jupiter; Guy Beutelschies Comments

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lockheed Martin‘s mission support area have worked together to operate and place the company-built Juno spacecraft into a large elliptical polar orbit around Jupiter. Lockheed said Monday the probe reached Jupiter Monday evening after a 1.76-billion-mile journey in the last five years. A team of engineers from the company and …

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General Dynamics Installs, Tests 2 Waveguide Antennas For NASA’s Deep Space Network

General Dynamics has installed and tested two beam waveguide antennas to support NASA‘s modernization efforts for the agency’s Deep Space Network. The company said Tuesday its satellite communications technologies team installed the 34-meter antennas near Canberra, Australia to aid communications and tracking of Mars space probes and spacecraft missions outside the Milky Way. “Each …

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to Adopt Red Hat Private Cloud Platform; Radhesh Balakrishnan Comments

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will move to a private cloud computing infrastructure built by Red Hat in an effort to modernize and secure JPL’s on-premise storage and server system. The space agency selected Red Hat’s OpenStack and Linux technology to update JPL’s storage service for large computing requirements of scientists and engineers at NASA’s …

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NASA Picks Tempus Applied Solutions to Help Modify Gulfstream IV Jet for Oceanic Studies

Tempus Applied Solutions has been awarded a contract from NASA to help modify a Gulfstream Aerospace-built business aircraft that the agency plans to use to conduct aerial surveys of coral reef ecosystems worldwide. The contract calls for Tempus to also apply for a supplemental type certification  from the Federal Aviation Administration to alter a Gulfstream IV jet for NASA, the company said …

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Northrop’s Astro Aerospace to Produce Radar Antennas for NASA’s NISAR Satellite; John Alvarez Comments

A Northrop Grumman business unit has won a contract from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design and produce radar antennas for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite. Northrop’s Astro Aerospace will use and integrate its AstroMesh mesh reflector with the radar-based imaging satellite’s 12-meter aperture antenna, Northrop said Friday. “We are very proud to …

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