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NASA Issues Solicitation for Mars Orbiter Design Ideas

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

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 …

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NASA’s Lockheed-Built MAVEN Spacecraft Observes Dust Cloud, Aurora on Mars

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

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 …

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