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Denver is called the Mile High City because of its location in the Rocky Mountains. But, a local college is poised to soar to even new heights because of aerospace manufacturing.
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The four identical spacecraft of NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission (one of which is illustrated here) fly through the boundaries of Earth's magnetic field to study an explosive process of magnetic reconnection. Thought to be the driver behind everything from solar flares to ...
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The OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA), contributed by the Canadian Space Agency, will create 3-D maps of asteroid Bennu to help the mission team select a sample collection site. NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and bring at least a 60-gram (2.1-ounce) ...
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December 17, 2015 – The next great space observatory took a step closer this week when ESA signed the contract with Arianespace that will see the James Webb Space Telescope launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou in October 2018.
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December 17, 2015 – NASA scientists have released new findings about the moon's tenuous exosphere – the thin layer of gas surrounding the moon that is one 25-trillionth the density of Earth's atmosphere. The data reveal, for the first time, that meteoroid strikes cause a predictable increase in ...
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December 16, 2015 – Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professors Aaron Stebner and Douglas Van Bossuyt were awarded a $2.5 million Advanced Industries Accelerator grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to establish a 3D metal printing research ...
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This illustration shows a cool star, called W1906+40, marked by a raging storm near one of its poles. The storm is thought to be similar to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. Scientists discovered it using NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech ...
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December 9 2015 – NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Series satellite- R (GOES-R) will now be launched in October 2016. Earlier this year, NOAA, NASA and Lockheed Martin conducted an extensive review and decided moving the launch date from March 2016 to October 2016 would mitigate ...
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December 8, 2015 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) of its STPSat-5 satellite for the Department of Defense's (DOD) Space Test Program (STP), confirming that the satellite will meet mission requirements and is sufficiently mature to ...
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November 30, 2015 – NASA is hard at work building the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems needed to send astronauts into deep space. The agency is developing the core capabilities needed to enable the journey to Mars. Orion's first flight atop the SLS will ...
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Our site, at the Great Sand Dunes National Park, is an excellent location for a simulated Mars mission. The terrain near the Sand Dunes creates an environment similar to what can be found on Mars. Participants should design their robots to function is a range of temperatures and natural terrain.
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December 18, 2015 – Merrick & Company was contracted by NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama, for the architectural and engineering design of the liquid hydrogen fuel tank (LH2) test stand for the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. Leading the design and overseeing ...
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The two lightsabre-like streams crossing the image are jets of energised gas, ejected from the poles of a young star. If the jets collide with the surrounding gas and dust they can clear vast spaces, and create curved shock waves, seen as knotted clumps called Herbig-Haro objects.
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December 17, 2015 – NASA's latest mission to Mars took its next step on its long journey to the Red Planet. On December 16, Lockheed Martin delivered NASA's InSight spacecraft to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The lander will now undergo final processing in preparation for a March launch ...
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December 16, 2015 – Ball Aerospace of Boulder, Colorado, has been selected by NASA's Science Mission Directorate to build and test a complete radiometric instrument on a Cubesat for a space mission. The Ball radiometer is one of four projects to receive funding from the latest round of the ...
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NASA is famous for reaching for the stars and “revealing the unknown,” and now the University of Colorado Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium plans to help inform millions of people about some of NASA’s new discoveries through short films that will be distributed to planetariums across the nation.
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December 8, 2015 – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the OA-4 Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 December 6 at 2:44 p.m. MST. At just over 8 tons, Cygnus is the heaviest payload to launch atop an Atlas ...
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December 7, 2015 – PlanetiQ has signed a contract with Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), for the launch of PlanetiQ's first two weather satellites on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) during the fourth quarter of 2016.
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Mines and ADA Technologies team after final test of water-mist portable fire extinguisher. From left: Tyler Grubb, Thierry Carriere, Angel Abbud-Madrid, Michael Tomlinson, Michael Krysiak, and John Maloney. Image Credit: Colorado School of Mines. November 25, 2015 – A space payload designed and ...
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