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NORTHROP GRUMMAN’S CYGNUS SPACECRAFT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES RENDEZVOUS AND BERTHING WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Northrop Grumman Corporation today announced that the “S.S. Roger Chaffee” Cygnus spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. The mission marks the company’s 11th successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory. Cygnus launched aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket on April 17, 2019 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional […]

PHOTONICS DAWNING AS THE COMMUNICATIONS LIGHT FOR EVOLVING NASA MISSIONS

A largely unrecognized field called photonics may provide solutions to some of NASA’s most pressing challenges in future spaceflight. Photonics explores the many applications of generating, detecting and manipulating photons, or particles of light that, among other things, make up laser beams. On October 21, 1983, the General Conference of Weights and Measures adopted the […]

NANORACKS SUPPORTS PAYLOAD INTEGRATION ON NEW SHEPARD SPACE VEHICLE

NanoRacks has successfully manifested and integrated the Company’s first payload on a Blue Origin flight – the fourth launch and landing of the same New Shepard space vehicle on June 19, 2016. The NanoRacks team is excited about this key milestone, and looks forward to bringing the same customer diversity we enjoy on the International […]

SPACE’S TOP 40

Next time you tune in to public radio or the hottest Top 40 radio station, you’ll be using some of the same tools NASA uses to unravel the mysteries of the universe. Courtney Duncan, an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, says studying radio waves coming from a known source in space […]

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