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  • AeroVironment, NASA JPL Team Up on Mars Helicopter Development Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment, NASA JPL Team Up on Mars Helicopter Development Project

    AeroVironment has collaborated with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop an unmanned helicopter platform as part of the Mars Exploration Program. The company displayed during a press briefing at Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City a model of the Mars Helicopter that will be integrated into the Mars 2020 rover, AeroVironment said Tuesday. AeroVironment handed […] More

  • Thales Develops Laser Tech for NASA's Mars Rover - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thales Develops Laser Tech for NASA’s Mars Rover

    Thales Group has developed a laser technology for integration into a rover that NASA aims to send to Mars sometime in 2020. The company said Monday it delivered the SuperCam instrument to France’s national space agency, which signed a partnership agreement with NASA in June 2015 for the Mars 2020 lander mission. SuperCam is based on the […] More

  • NASA Issues Solicitation for Mars Orbiter Design Ideas - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Issues Solicitation for Mars Orbiter Design Ideas

    NASA is asking industry for ideas on how to build satellite technology for advanced communications, imaging and robotic science exploration as part of the agency’s Journey to Mars project. The agency said Friday it aims to launch a Mars orbiter sometime in the 2020s that will work to facilitate bandwidth communications, high-resolution imaging and radio-frequency data transmission. “Currently, we depend on our orbiting science missions […] More

  • NASA's Lockheed-Built MAVEN Spacecraft Observes Dust Cloud, Aurora on Mars - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA’s Lockheed-Built MAVEN Spacecraft Observes Dust Cloud, Aurora on Mars

    The Lockheed Martin-built Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has detected aurora-like atmospheric lights and a dust cloud at orbital altitude during its mission for NASA‘s Mars Exploration Program. NASA said Wednesday MAVEN’s Langmuir Probe and Waves instrument and Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph observed the two phenomena in the spacecraft’s fourth month on Martian orbit. The dust cloud, which has been present throughout MAVEN’s […] More

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