Posts Tagged: Space

NASA Takes in Ideas for Space Apps

NASA recently picked 770 proposals for space exploration hardware and applications from 9,147 participants in an April competition, GCN reported Wednesday. The space agency conducted the event across 48 countries for two days and developers built software, hardware, visualization, mobile applications and web tools, which the agency says will help further its existing programs, accordingRead… Read more »

ZAI Wins NASA Goddard Info, Library Services Subcontract

Fairfax, Va.-based Zimmerman Associates has won a subcontract to help manage the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s information library. Cadence Group Associates is the prime contractor for the program, ZAI said. “This win allows us to continue with the specialized library support we have been providing to NASA GSFC since 2001,” said ZAI Chief InformationRead… Read more »

DARPA Kicks Off Reusable UAV Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new project to develop a reusable unmanned aerial vehicle that would travel to-and-from space and deploy small satellites while in orbit. DARPA also wants XS-1 to fly 10 times in 10 days, achieve speeds of Mach 10 or greater at least once and launch a representativeRead… Read more »

Voyager Probe Enters Interstellar Space After 36 Years

NASA’s Voyager 1 probe has crossed into the uncharted territory of interstellar space after travelling in space for more than three decades. The spacecraft is approximately 12 billion miles from Earth and is the first ever human-made object to leave the the solar system, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory said Thursday. Data collected from VoyagerRead… Read more »

NASA Plans Up to $100M in Mars 2020 Program Grants

NASA has announced that it will release a list of grant opportunities worth up to $100 million for work supporting its spaceflight mission to Mars, scheduled to kickoff in 2020. The agency wants to identify robotic and human exploration technologies such as unmanned vehicles and payloads for the Mars 2020 program, NASA said in aRead… Read more »

NASA Assigns University Teams for SmallSat Program

NASA has enlisted 13 university teams to support the agency’s small spacecraft collaborative projects. Selected teams stand to receive as much as $100,000 annually for two years and will work with agency engineers and scientists from six NASA centers, the agency announced Monday. The agency initially received 100 proposals for the Small Spacecraft Technology Program,Read… Read more »

NASA Seeks Donated Telescope to Find New Planets

NASA is studying a plan to use a spy satellite telescope for a proposed $1.63 billion space observatory that would study dark and search for new planets outside the solar system, reported Tuesday. Miriam Kramer writes an independent group of scientists recently concluded in a study that NASA could use two telescopes donated byRead… Read more »

NASA Hopes Smartphones Can Help Satellites Orbit Earth

An Orbital Science rocket carrying three smartphones lifted into space Sunday as NASA seeks to determine if the devices could function as flight avionics on a satellite. NASA intends for the PhoneSat spacecraft to send information on the phones’ health back to Earth for the agency determine if they can function as satellites, NASA saidRead… Read more »

SpaceX Launches Into the Future: A new era of space travel and innovations is right around the corner.

At 3:44 a.m E.T. this morning, May 22 2012, SpaceX launched its unmanned cargo capsule, the Dragon C2, carried by their rocket, the Falcon 9, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This remarkable event will forever be marked as the first time a private company had sent a spacecraft into space. It is expected that it shouldRead… Read more »

Another Telework Driver: Freezing the Federal Footprint

In line with its mission to ensure the careful use of Federal funds, OMB issued guidance on 5/11/12 to Federal agencies that requires them to make more efficient use of existing government real estate — in effect, “freezing the Federal footprint.” In a roundabout way, this is good news for Telework fans. By requiring agenciesRead… Read more »