Tag Archives: Jupiter

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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NASA Issues Europa Mission Lidar Sensor RFP

NASA has begun to solicit proposals for a light detection and ranging sensor system that will support the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s lander mission to Jupiter’s Europa moon. The agency said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice the LIDAR sensor should feature altimetry and hazard mapping functions to help the spacecraft perform …

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NASA Plans Instrument Devt Competition for Potential Europa Lander Mission

NASA plans to launch a competition for the development of science instruments that would fly aboard a surface probe to Jupiter’s moon Europa. The space agency said Wednesday it looks to evaluate and select proposed investigations from the scientific community for a planned Europa lander mission via a two-step competitive process. “We want the community to …

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Johns Hopkins APL to Provide Telescopic Camera, Spectrometer for NASA’s 2 Future Asteroid Exploration Missions

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has been chosen to supply instruments to NASA for a pair of Discovery-class missions that aim to explore asteroids that might help scientists understand the earliest history of the solar system. APL said Friday it will develop a high-resolution telescopic camera to support the Lucy  mission, which will observe …

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Elon Musk: Future SpaceX Rocket’s Goal to Start Mars Civilization, Explore Solar System

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has revealed plans to build a 400-feet tall integrated rocket and spaceship system he hopes can send 100 people to Mars and start a civilization on the planet, Florida Today reported Wednesday. James Dean writes Musk said at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico that SpaceX’ Interplanetary …

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Harris Delivers Comms, Connectivity Services to Support NASA Juno Mission on Jupiter

Harris has provided communications and monitoring connectivity to support the NASA mission to insert the Lockheed Martin-built Juno spacecraft into an elliptical polar orbit around Jupiter. Harris said Tuesday a team of more than 100 employees supported operations, maintenance and engineering work for the space agency and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Deep Space Network. “Harris …

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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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Johns Hopkins APL's Instrument Aboard Lockheed-Built Spacecraft Seeks to Study Jupiter's Aurora Formation

A NASA spacecraft with a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory-built instrument that works to measure high-energy particles is scheduled to reach Jupiter on July 4 as part of a mission to study the planet and the universe. Johns Hopkins APL's Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Juno …

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