NASA Small Satellite Promises Big Discoveries


Small satellites provide a cheap, responsive alternative to larger, more expensive satellites. As demand grows, engineers must adapt these “nanosatellites” to provide greater data returns. NASA, in collaboration with educational partners, targets 2021 for the launch of an innovative CubeSat that addresses these challenges.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 13:25

Media Invited to View NASA Spacecraft That Will Touch Our Sun


Portal origin URL: Media Invited to View NASA Spacecraft That Will Touch Our Sun Portal origin nid: 410035Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 13:16Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be humanity’s first-ever mission to explore the Sun’s outer atmosphere. Media are invited to see the spacecraft and learn about the mission from noon to 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 25, at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, where the probe is being built.Portal image: Engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, work on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe.Science Categories: Sun


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