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NSF preparing for another government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Because the Nationwide Science Basis (NSF) recovers from a five-week partial authorities shutdown, the company is already beginning preparations for one more potential shutdown. In a convention name with reporters Feb. 1, officers with the NSF, which funds various astronomical services, mentioned they’d been working within the days …

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NASA Selects ULA Atlas V Rocket To Launch Lucy Mission To Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids

Southwest Analysis Institute is main NASA’s Lucy mission, which is able to launch in 2021 for the primary reconnaissance of the Trojans, a inhabitants of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter. On this artist’s idea (to not scale), the Lucy spacecraft is flying by Eurybates, one of many six …

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Jupiter Storm Tracker

Picture Credit score: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran February 1, 2019 – A large, spiraling storm in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere is captured on this animation from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The storm is roughly 5,000 miles (eight,000 kilometers) throughout, or roughly the width of the US. The counterclockwise movement of the storm, referred …

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Russian Experiment to Simulate Human Flight to the Moon

Credit score: Institute of Biomedical Issues   Beginning in March, Russia’s SIRIUS (Scientific Worldwide Analysis in Distinctive Terrestrial Station) experiment will simulate a flight to the Moon. The SIRIUS-19 experiment makes use of a six particular person group and is being staged by the Institute of Biomedical Issues (IBMP). The …

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China launched world's first rocket-deployed weather instruments from unmanned semi-submersible vehicle

For the primary time in historical past, Chinese language scientists have launched a rocketsonde – a rocket designed to carry out climate observations in areas past the vary of climate balloons – from an unmanned semi-submersible car (USSV) that has been solely designed and specifically developed by China for …

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Op-ed | We can — and should — democratize the economy of space, from communications to deep space exploration  

It is time to rethink manufacturability and severely take into account “pop-up” manufacturing, an on-site manufacturing middle delivered to buyer hubs. Satellite tv for pc constellations are the brand new normal of the area economic system. Iridium Communications paved the way in which for others to launch their very own …

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