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CubeSats are small and yet enormously important for space exploration: NPR

Engineer Joel Steinkraus tests solar panels on one of two CubeSats that made up NASA's Mars Cube One mission. The MarCO CubeSats – the first ones sent into space – flew to Mars and relayed telemetry from NASA's InSight lander. NASA / JPL-Caltech Hide caption Caption switch NASA / JPL-Caltech Engineer Joel Steinkraus tests solar panels on one of two …

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NASA ICON Spacecraft launches space exploration mission

Northrop Grumman's L-1011 aircraft Stargazer prepares to launch the Pegasus XL on the skid strip of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on October 10, 2019 Company's rocket with NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON). Credits: NASA Following Thursday's successful launch, NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is orbiting for a unique mission to investigate a region of space where …

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The Space Council's recommendations address exploration and management issues

CHANTILLY, VA. – Despite strong public support for NASA's efforts to return people to the moon as a step toward Mars, concerns over the agency's plans are expressed in a series of recommendations endorsed by the National Space Council on 20 August At its sixth public meeting since its re-establishment two years ago, the Council did not discuss the recommendations …

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Nuclear power could be "game changer" for space exploration, says NASA boss

Humanity's next big step could be made possible by next-generation nuclear technology, said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. At today's sixth National Space Council (NSC) meeting (August 20), the NASA chief praised the potential of thermal nuclear propulsion, which would use the heat released by fission reactions to generate propellants such as hydrogen to accelerate to enormous speeds. Such powered spacecraft …

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New space exploration reveals how planets emerge

Data on the brightness of a young star led to the discovery of the exoplanet DS Tuc Ab. Red arrows indicate "transits" in which the planet crossed between the Earth and the host star of the planet. The big, soft variations are caused by the star, which is a result of his youth. Picture credits: Elisabeth Newton Researchers at Dartmouth …

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Joint exploration of the moon between India and China could improve relations and counteract the dominance of US space – RT World News

Beijing's bid to work with New Delhi to explore the Moon could strengthen bilateral relations and promote an international initiative to counter Washington's unilateral space ambitions, RT analysts said. India's second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, was fired by the Sriharikota Space Station on Monday. After the successful launch, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chungying announced that Beijing is ready to work …

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