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NASA confirms impending end for InSight

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 06:15
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NASA’s InSight Mars lander mission will likely conclude by the end of the year as power levels for the spacecraft continue to decline, project officials confirmed May 17.

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Columbia MD (SPX) May 18, 2022
A team of scientists, including Dr. German Martinez from the Universities Space Research Association at LPI, just published a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This study indicates there are seasonal energy imbalances in the amount of solar energy absorbed and released by Mars which is a likely cause of dust storms, and could play an important role in understanding th
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Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) May 18, 2022
In an article published in the journal Icarus, researchers at Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) and collaborators report the findings of a study reconstituting the formation of the dwarf planet Ceres. The research was conducted by Rafael Ribeiro de Sousa, a professor in the program of graduate studies in physics on the Guaratingueta campus. The co-authors of the article are Ernesto Vieira Neto,
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Boulder CO (SPX) May 18, 2022
Billions of years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions broke loose on the moon, blanketing hundreds of thousands of square miles of the orb's surface in hot lava. Over the eons, that lava created the dark blotches, or maria, that give the face of the moon its familiar appearance today. Now, new research from CU Boulder suggests that volcanoes may have left another lasting impact on the luna
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Washington DC (SPX) May 18, 2022
As NASA moves forward with plans to send astronauts to the Moon under Artemis missions to prepare for human exploration of Mars, the agency is calling on U.S. industry, academia, international communities, and other stakeholders to provide input on its deep space exploration objectives. NASA released a draft set of high-level objectives Tuesday, May 17, identifying 50 points falling under
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Washington DC (SPX) May 18, 2022
Reusable space technology has led to a rise in space transportation at a lower cost, as popularized by commercial spaceflights of companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic. What is poorly understood, however, is rockets' propulsion emissions creating significant heating and compositional changes in the atmosphere. In Physics of Fluids, by AIP Publishing, researchers from the University of
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Pasadena CA (JPL) May 18, 2022
Curiosity continues to navigate challenging terrain. The drive executed over the weekend moved us 8 m from our previous location. Prior to the weekend drive, we completed contact science with APXS and MAHLI on targets "Pedra Pintada" and "San Pedro," the latter of which was brushed with the Dust Removal Tool (DRT) to remove thin airfall dust that was coating the surface of the rock face. Dust is
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Houston TX (SPX) May 18, 2022
A seasonal imbalance in the amount of solar energy absorbed and released by the planet Mars is a likely cause of the dust storms that have long intrigued observers, a team of researchers reports. Mars' extreme imbalance in energy budget (a term referring to the measurement of solar energy a planet takes in from the sun then releases as heat) was documented by University of Houston research
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Boston MA (SPX) May 18, 2022
Imagine walking through a dense, hazy fog in the middle of the night, seeing patches of light from cars and towns shimmering in the distance. It's nearly impossible to tell if the lights are deep in the fog or beyond it. Astronomers trying to find young stars face a similar problem: the light from stars they're hunting is shimmering through great big regions of hazy gas and dust in space, called
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Washington DC (SPX) May 18, 2022 Mission success can come down to mere millionths or billionths of a second and current military systems that rely on global positioning system (GPS) timing updates are inherently vulnerable. Though GPS is a revolutionary capability, it is unreliable underground or underwater and can be degraded or unavailable due to adversarial signal jamming. To overcome
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Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) May 18, 2022
Sidus Space, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIDU), a Space-as-a-Service satellite company focused on commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection, has announced that the NASA team successfully completed their Preliminary Design Review (PDR) milestone on May 6th, 2022, to support the ASTRA project, selected under NASA's Project Polaris. In support of NASA's Autonomous Satellite Techn
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Madrid, Spain (SPX) May 18, 2022
The E.T.PACK-Fly consortium, coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and made up of the University of Padova, the Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden), the Spanish company SENER Aeroespacial and the German start-up Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA), has received euro 2.5 million from the European Innovation Council (EIC) to develop a device based on a space tether to deor
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Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 18, 2022
Western Sydney University's International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) in a move to formalise and strengthen international space observation research partnerships and collaborations. The MoU will facilitate the sharing of research data and analytics, and the co-location of vital space observat
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Reston VA (SPX) May 18, 2022
CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) reports it has successfully demonstrated space to space optical communications links in low earth orbit (LEO) in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Space Development Agency (SDA) as part of the Mandrake II program. Mandrake II is a joint risk-reduction program with DARPA, SDA and the Air Force Research Laborato
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Palm Beach FL (SPX) May 18, 2022
The 'Space-as-a-service', 'Satellite-as-a-service' and 'Space Data as a Service' are the newest business models of Space Industry, according to a recent report from International Defense, Security and Technology Inc (IDST). They said that the modern space industry is witnessing exponential growth in small satellite and nanosatellite areas. Nanosatellite and microsatellite refer to miniaturized s
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