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NASA and Partners to Begin Construction on New Mars Lander

NASA and Partners to Begin Construction on New Mars Lander

NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday. [More]
NASA Begins New Landing Site Search for Next Mars Rover

NASA Begins New Landing Site Search for Next Mars Rover

With two rovers currently operating on Mars, NASA has begun the search for where its next Mars rover will go. And a lot is riding on the site selection because this rover, unlike previous ones, will collect and store samples of rock and soil for eventual return to Earth. [More]
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Successfully Completes Customer Acceptance Flight Testing

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Successfully Completes Customer Acceptance Flight Testing

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has successfully completed customer acceptance flight testing for one of the Company's newest unmanned aerial drone systems platforms. [More]
NASA Television to Provide Live Coverage of Departure of SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

NASA Television to Provide Live Coverage of Departure of SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Sunday, May 18. After leaving the space station, the capsule will splashdown in the Pacific Ocean carrying more than 3,500 pounds of NASA science samples and cargo. [More]
The Lockheed Martin Kestrel™ Autopilot to be Sold Internationally

The Lockheed Martin Kestrel™ Autopilot to be Sold Internationally

The Lockheed Martin Kestrel™ autopilot has received its commodity jurisdiction, allowing for quick, affordable deployments for international markets. The Kestrel autopilot and a version of the vertical takeoff and lift Indago system are no longer restricted by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and they are now controlled under the Export Administration Regulations. [More]
Lockheed Martin Fielded its Latest Expeditionary Ground Control Station for Use with Fury UAS

Lockheed Martin Fielded its Latest Expeditionary Ground Control Station for Use with Fury UAS

To increase expeditionary capabilities in its long endurance Group 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), Lockheed Martin recently fielded its newest Expeditionary Ground Control Station, or “xGCS” ®, for use with the Fury UAS. [More]
Curiosity Mars Rover’s Third Successful Acquisition of Drilled Rock Sample

Curiosity Mars Rover’s Third Successful Acquisition of Drilled Rock Sample

Portions of rock powder collected by the hammering drill on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from a slab of Martian sandstone will be delivered to the rover's internal instruments. [More]
Robotic Arm Positions Cyclops for Deployment of Miniature Satellites

Robotic Arm Positions Cyclops for Deployment of Miniature Satellites

It used to be that building and launching a working satellite was an enormously expensive and complex undertaking, feasible only for governmental and military agencies. But the CubeSat revolution of the past decade has placed satellite technology within reach of private companies, universities and even unaffiliated individuals. That revolution has been boosted by the existence of the International Space Station, which provides an additional launching platform enabled through regular commercial cargo flights. [More]
NASA’s Dawn Team Received the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Highest Honor

NASA’s Dawn Team Received the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Highest Honor

The team in charge of NASA's Dawn mission, history's first detailed exploration of a celestial body inside the main asteroid belt, received the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's highest group honor at a dinner in Washington on March 26. Dawn, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., received the 2014 Trophy for Current Achievement, which honors outstanding achievements in the fields of aerospace science and technology. [More]
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Captures its Own Silhouette

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Captures its Own Silhouette

Late afternoon lighting produced a dramatic shadow of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity photographed by the rover's rear hazard-avoidance camera on March 20, 2014. [More]