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Crash Test ελικοπτέρου από τη NASA – Βίντεο

  Ερευνητές της NASA πρόκειται να διοργανώσουν δοκιμή προσομοίωσης, πρόσκρουσης ελικοπτέρου στο ερευνητικό κέντρο Λάνγκλεϋ. Την Τετάρτη θα ρίψουν άτρακτο ελικοπτέρου μήκους 13,6 μέτρων, από ύψος 10 μέτρων. Στόχος του προγράμματος είναι να δοκιμάσουν βελτιωμένα καθίσματα και ιμάντες πρόσδεσης επιβατών, προκειμένου να μπορέσουν να αυξήσουν την ασφάλεια που παρέχουν τα ελικόπτερα στο πλήρωμα. Όπως ανέφερε […]

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NASA: Ανακάλυψη νέου πλανητικού συστήματος

Η επιστημονική αποστολή Kepler της NASA ανακάλυψε ένα νέο πλανητικό σύστημα, στο οποίο υπάρχει ο πιο μικρός πλανήτης που έχει βρεθεί μέχρι σήμερα γύρω από άστρο αντίστοιχο με τον Ήλιο του δικού μας ηλιακού συστήματος. Το σύστημα ονομάζεται Kepler-37 και βρίσκεται σε απόσταση 210 ετών φωτός από την Γη, στον αστερισμό Λύρα. Ο μικρότερος πλανήτης […]

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LM Completes Assembly, Begins Environmental Testing of NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has completed the assembly of NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft. The orbiter is now undergoing environmental testing at the company’s Space Systems facilities, near Denver, Colo. MAVEN is the next mission to Mars and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. During the […]

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NASA Awards Engineering, Technology and Science Contract

NASA has selected Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn., for an engineering, technology and science contract at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The cost-plus-award-fee services contract has a potential value of $1.93 billion, including options. The contract begins May 1 with a five-year base period followed by two two-year options and includes indefinite-delivery, […]

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NASA: Διαστημικός ανεφοδιασμός δορυφόρων! – Βίντεο

Νέα τεχνολογική επιτυχία σημείωσε η NASA, σε συνεργασία με την Καναδική Διαστημική Υπηρεσία. Ανακοίνωσε ότι πέτυχε την ολοκληρωμένη επίδειξη ρομποτικού ανεφοδιασμού δορυφόρου. Κατά τη διάρκεια της επίδειξης της τεχνολογίας, χρησιμοποιήθηκε τηλεχειριζόμενο ρομπότ και υπάρχουσα τεχνολογία, για να αποδειχθεί ότι οι δορυφόροι που βρίσκονται σε τροχιά μπορούν να ανεφοδιαστούν, ακόμα κι αν δεν σχεδιάστηκαν για κάτι […]

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NASA’s Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet ISON

NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft has acquired its first images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON). The images were taken by the spacecraft’s Medium-Resolution Imager over a 36-hour period on Jan. 17 and 18, 2013, from a distance of 493 million miles (793 million kilometers). Many scientists anticipate a bright future for comet ISON; the spaceborne conglomeration […]

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NASA and ATK Complete 2nd in Series of Key Avionics and Controls Testing for NASA’s SLS Booster

NASA and ATK (NYSE: ATK) completed the second in a series of development tests for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) booster program on January 30 at ATK’s Promontory, Utah, test facility. This key avionics and controls test was designated Flight Control Test 2 (FCT-2) and included a «hot fire» of the fully integrated heritage thrust […]

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NASA Launches Next-Generation Communications Satellite

The first of NASA’s three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), known as TDRS-K, launched at 8:48 p.m. EST Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. «TDRS-K bolsters our network of satellites that provides essential communications to support space exploration,» said Badri Younes, deputy associate administrator for Space Communications and Navigation at […]

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NASA Increases Value of Bioastronautics Contract

NASA has increased the value of a contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide continuing support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The modification increases the not-to-exceed indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity value of the contract by $49 million, from $914.5 million to $963.5 million. […]

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NASA Launches Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

NASA successfully launched a Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital rocket at 5:50 p.m. EST this evening from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. During the flight, two red-colored lithium vapor trails were produced. Reports from those viewing the launch or vapor trails came from as far away as the Outer Banks, N.C.; eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. […]

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NGC-Built NASA Global Hawk Supports Studies on Climate Change

Long Endurance, High-Altitude Unmanned Aircraft to Collect Data on Earth’s Humidity and Chemical Composition A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-built NASA Global Hawk is now conducting science missions to study the impact of atmospheric change on the Earth’s climate. The Global Hawk is collecting data and helping scientists learn more about the humidity and chemical composition […]

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NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite

NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission, LDCM will add to the longest continuous data record of Earth’s surface as viewed from space. LDCM is the eighth satellite in the Landsat series, which began […]

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